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Business Sale and Purchase

Whether you are looking to sell or purchase an existing business via an asset sale or share sale, our team can deal with both. Business sales and purchases can be complex and even lower value transactions can have significant tax implications if not handled correctly. If your sale/purchase also includes the purchase of commercial premises or the transfer of an existing commercial lease or grant of a new lease, our team will also deal with this as part of the transaction.

There are a considerable amount of legal documents involved in the sale/purchase of a business, for instance the Sale Contract, Deed of Assignment of Goodwill, Employee Liability Forms, Business Enquiries and this is assuming there is no lease to assign/surrender and no premises to sell which is rarely the case. Our highly qualified team will guide you through the documentation and ensure you understand everything before you proceed.

Please contact either Crispin Easter or Laura Maltby to arrange an appointment to discuss your matter further but in the meantime, it may help you to consider your replies to the points below to help you to structure your initial contact with us.

Information we will require to progress your matter:

  1. Name and address of the other party/parties to the transaction to enable us to carry out a conflict search.
  2. Name of the solicitor(s) acting for all parties in the transaction.
  3. Name and address of the agent.
  4. Whether you are acting in your individual name or company name.
  5. Whether the sale/purchase will be dealt with as a share sale or an asset sale.
  6. Price agreed for the sale/purchase.
  7. Whether the seller is VAT registered.
  8. Whether there are any employees.
  9. What assets are being sold as part of the sale/purchase.
  10. Whether you will be selling/buying the right to the business name.
  11. Whether there is a property involved whether a freehold being sold/purchased or a lease being assigned.

Please contact Crispin Easter to arrange an appointment: Crispin has over 25 years' experience in all aspects of land law including commercial real estate, property related business sales and acquisitions, non-contentious landlord & tenant matters and residential conveyancing. Most of his clients have been recommended by others, including local law firms.

Further Assistance

For further assistance please contact a member of the commercial team to arrange an appointment.

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our Ramsgate Office on 01843 592361 or our Broadstairs Office on 01843 865261.