Business Sale and Purchase

Business Purchase

Businesses can take many forms whether it be individuals/companies working at home or on the Web, trading from fixed premises or otherwise.

Unless you are starting a new enterprise one option may be to buy an existing business.

A buyer should satisfy himself that the price is right before committing to the deal and this where both legal and accountancy advice is in our view important. This will enable to buyer to make an informed decision on what is often a big financial commitment.

Purchasing a Business as a going concern raises questions over matters such as banking, employment contracts as part of the transfer of undertaking, premises (whether freehold or leasehold), taxation, existing business contracts, book debts, fixtures and fittings and goodwill.

You should investigate fully before going ahead and our solicitors who have considerable expertise in this field can guide you through the maze.

We have lawyers who are experienced in Company and Commercial transactions and we like to meet clients face to face so that we can find out what is important to them and to give full and clear advice.

We are easily contactable and can deal with matters throughout the United Kingdom. Alston Ashby are not limited to Kent or our local area of the Medway Towns (Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham)

Business Sales

If you have an existing business to sell and have found a buyer then generally you will need a lawyer to translate the deal into legal terms.

All of the terms and conditions should be embodied in a contract which records the transaction and sets up the relationship between the parties. The sale often involves the transfer of premises whether freehold or leasehold and other assets and where appropriate covers the transfer of undertakings.

Alston Ashby have solicitors with over 30 years of experience in acting for sellers of businesses who could represent and guide you through the sale process.

If you need any information or wish to discuss your sale why not contact us.

You do not have to be local to us in Kent as we are easy to contact and Alston Ashby represent sellers throughout the United Kingdom.