If you are thinking of buying, selling or leasing a bar or restaurant, we have that experience to help cover all elements to ensure it is a sound purchase for you.
Our team provides advice to clients on the full range of property and finance issues. Licensed businesses have specific needs when it come to legal advice. It is more complex than buying a home. We will investigate the title, whether freehold or leasehold and raise specific enquiries to provide you with a comprehensive report on the property.
There are various ways in which a public house can be held; freehold, leasehold, tied or freehouse. Each will have an impact on your business plan.
We will guide you through each stage of the transaction
Buying or selling a business is more than just buying the building. If you are the buyer, you will want assurances that the business is worth the purchase price. Both parties will want to make sure everyone understands what is being sold, your rights and your obligations.
We can help with:
Our employment team bring knowledge and expertise in the complex area of employment of bars and restaurants. We can advise clients, both old and new on the complexities relevant to their particular organisation including:
We can offer a bespoke service from a qualified solicitor to both holders of licences and those who wish to apply for them. We can negotiate on your behalf with the police, the licensing authority and other responsible authorities and represent you at licensing hearings if required.
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