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Do’s & Don’ts

Buying a Business

Do’s

  • Consult your solicitor before you sign the Contract
  • Consult your Accountant before you sign the Contract
  • Consider your experience
  • Consider your expertise
  • Determine your initial financial limit
  • Determine your possible ongoing financial obligations
  • Investigate your security of tenure
  • Investigate your equipment and staffing needs
  • Most importantly, inform yourself by seeking assistance from professionals

Don’ts

  • Accept contractual documents on their face value
  • Accept verbal promises that are not confirmed in writing in the Contract
  • Proceed believing we can “fix that later”
  • Proceed without checking all elements of the Contract and the Business and your personal needs with your solicitor

Franchises

Do’s

  • Consult your solicitor before signing any documents
  • Consult your Accountant before signing any documents
  • Consider your experience
  • Consider your expertise
  • Determine your initial financial limit
  • Determine your ongoing financial obligations
  • Investigate your staffing and equipment needs
  • Investigate your security of tenure under the Contract
  • Challenge the assumption you have about the franchise
  • Challenge the unfair terms and conditions of the Contract

Don’ts

  • Assume what the Contract says is non-negotiable
  • Assume the franchise is doing you a favour
  • Proceed believing we can “fix that later”
  • Proceed without checking all aspects of the franchise and your personal needs with your solicitor

Residential and Investment Property Purchases and Sales

Do’s

  • Consult your solicitor before the purchase
  • Consult your Accountant before the purchase
  • Determine your needs and wants in respect of the purchase
  • Determine your financial limits and capacities
  • Investigate the structural soundness of the property
  • Investigate the Council planning conditions for the property

Don’ts

  • Accept contractual documents on their face value
  • Accept verbal promises that are not confirmed in the written contract
  • Proceed believing we can “fix that later”
  • Proceed without checking all elements of the Contract and the Business and your personal needs with your solicitor

Wills & Powers of Attorney

Do’s

  • Consider specific gifts of your property to relatives and friends
  • Consider how you want the rest of your property distributed
  • Choose an Executor who you will trust to carry out your wishes
  • Choose which powers you want your Executor to have in relation to your Estate
  • Determine Guardians for your young children
  • Determine any funeral or commemorative arrangements you may wish to make
  • Plan ahead
  • Plan for the comfort of those you leave behind

Don’ts

  • Leave it to the last minute
  • Leave a mess