Conveyancing Real Estate / Business
The legal work for buying or selling real estate or a business is called "conveyancing". Real Estate cannot be put on the market until a sale contract has been drawn.
Conveyancing is not a simple process, it requires much expertise. Buying a House or Business are two of the most important purchase you will make in your life, so you need to be sure that it is done properly. There are many traps for the unwary.
We strive to ensure that the entire transaction runs smoothly, at a reasonable price and with a minimum of fuss.
We can help you by:
- Preparing a valid enforceable contract
- Reviewing a contract before you buy the property
- Advising on mortgages or other documents that relate to the contract
- Advice re-subdivision and related matters
- Protecting your rights when you buy a property or business
We can assist in basic residential matters, and more complicated commercial contracts which may include leases, or related business matters. In particular, a sale or purchase of business involves many additional aspects to a standard residential matter, such as advice of franchise agreements or retail leases, or employee entitlements,partnership or shareholder agreements and the like.
You can call us to discuss your particular situation, and we can provide you with clear advice.
One way of owning a business is to purchase a Franchise from one of the many available nowadays.
A franchise is a group of businesses who share advertising, supply agreements, expertise and some expenses within the group. The Franchisor provides assistance, support and training, or uses the groups buying power to obtain better prices from suppliers. However, the benefits all depend on the structure, they can differ enormously between industries and businesses. A food franchise, say, will operate differently to a service franchise, although sharing certain attributes.
The Franchising Code of Conduct requires the franchisor to provide a complex disclosure statement providing much information. However, having information is one thing, interpreting it is another.
Also, the average franchise agreement is a pretty weighty document, and needs someone with expertise to read and understand it, as well as any other associated documents - such as leases, or supply agreements, and the like.
You need help to wade through this very complex area of the law, and we can assist you with this.