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Tenancy Agreements


SCHEDULE 1 – Retail shop businesses

A full list of the types of retail businesses that require a Retail Tenancy Lease under the Retail Leases Act 1994

(Section 3)

  • Adult books and toy shops
  • Aged care product shops
  • Amusement and entertainment services
  • Antique shops
  • Art galleries
  • Art supplies shops
  • Arts and crafts shops
  • Baby supplies shops
  • Bakeries or bread shops
  • Balloon shops
  • Bar accessories shops
  • Barbecue equipment shops
  • Barbers
  • Batteries shops (other than motor vehicle batteries)
  • Beach wear shops
  • Beauticians
  • Beauty shops
  • Beauty therapists
  • Beer, wine and spirit shops (except where goods are for consumption on the premises)
  • Bicycle accessories shops
  • Bicycle shops
  • Biscuit bar shops
  • Bookshops
  • Boot and shoe repairers
  • Bridal wear sales and hire shops
  • Building supplies shops
  • Business machines and equipment shops
  • Butcher shops
  • Cake shops
  • Camping equipment shops
  • Candle shops
  • Cards shops
  • Carpet shops
  • Chandler shops
  • Cigarette shops
  • Clock shops
  • Coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverage shops
  • Coins and coin collections shops
  • Comic shops
  • Confectionery shops
  • Convenience food shops
  • Cookie shops
  • Cosmetics shops
  • Costumes and formal wear hire shops
  • Curtain shops
  • Delicatessen shops
  • Department stores
  • Dinnerware shops
  • Disposals shops
  • Drapery shops
  • Dry cleaners, collection centres for dry cleaning or laundry services
  • Duty free shops
  • Electrical appliance shops
  • Electronic equipment and supplies shops
  • Engravers
  • Equestrian wear shops
  • Equipment hire shops
  • Fairy shops
  • Fast food shops
  • Fast-photo processors
  • Firearms shops
  • Flag shops
  • Floor covering shops
  • Florist shops
  • Flower shops or allied goods and services
  • Fruit and vegetable shops
  • Fruit juice shops
  • Funerary goods shops (incense, joss sticks)
  • Furniture shops
  • Games and hobbies shops
  • General stores
  • Gift shops
  • Gift-wrapping shops
  • Golf equipment shops
  • Greengrocer shops
  • Grocery shops
  • Haberdashery shops
  • Hairdressers
  • Hardware shops
  • Health food shops
  • Hearing aid shops
  • Hot water system shops
  • Household appliance and house appliance repairs shops
  • Household fixtures and fittings shops
  • Ice cream shops
  • Interior decoration shops
  • Internet cafes
  • Jewellery shops
  • Key cutting shops
  • Kitchenware shops
  • Knick-knack shops and novelties shops
  • Leather goods shops
  • Lighting shops
  • Linen shops
  • Lingerie shops
  • Lottery agencies
  • Manchester shops
  • Map shops
  • Martial arts supplies shops
  • Mixed business shops
  • Motor vehicle and motor cycle accessories shops (excluding tyre shops and batteries shops)
  • Music or musical equipment shops
  • Nail bars
  • Newsagency shops
  • Nut bar shops
  • Office equipment shops
  • Optical goods or services shops
  • Optometrists
  • Organ shops
  • Paint and paper shops
  • Party shops
  • Patisserie or pastry shops
  • Pawnbroking shops
  • Perfume shops
  • Pet shops, pet grooming and supplies shops and aquarium shops
  • Pharmacy shops
  • Photocopy shops
  • Photographic equipment and supplies shops
  • Picture frames shops
  • Plumbing supplies shops
  • Pools and spas shops
  • Poultry shops (fresh, frozen, cooked)
  • Precious stones shops
  • Prints and posters shops
  • Religious goods shops
  • Restaurants, cafeterias, coffee lounges, food courts and other eating places
  • Retail post offices
  • Rubber stamp supply shops
  • Seafood shops
  • Second-hand goods shops
  • Sewing machine shops (sewing materials, needlepoint and craft-related items)
  • Shoe and boot repair shops
  • Shoe shops
  • Shops selling or engaged in providing any one or more of the following goods or services in relation to any person: accessories, baby wear, bags, caps, clothing, clothing alterations, underwear or sunshades
  • Shops selling or renting any one or more of the following goods: cassettes, musical instruments, pre-recorded tapes, records, video tape and pre-recorded music libraries downloading, CDs, DVDs or other like products
  • Shops selling or renting any one or more of the following goods: telecommunication (mobile phones or services), televisions, videos, home entertainment systems, software, electronic games, computers or computer products or household appliances
  • Silverware shops
  • Sleepwear shops
  • Smallgoods shops
  • Snack bars
  • Soft drink shops
  • Soft furnishing shops
  • Souvenir, trophy and memorabilia shops
  • Specialised food shops
  • Sporting goods shops
  • Stamps and stamp collection shops (whether for purchase or sale or both)
  • Stationery shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Surfboard shops
  • Surfing accessories shops
  • Takeaway food shops
  • Tobacconist shops
  • Toy and game repair shops
  • Toy shops
  • Travel agency or travel services
  • Umbrella shops
  • Underwear shops
  • Variety stores
  • Vitamin shops
  • Wall decorations shops
  • Watch shops
  • Water filter shops
  • Wig shops
  • Writing materials shops

Any other business as from time to time may be prescribed by the regulations.

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