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Gearing a business ready for sale

Some business owners have an overall exit strategy in mind from an early stage, quite often this involves selling their business. Preparing an exit strategy is always best practice as the unexpected can always arise, for example, a big offer from a larger company or a change in personal circumstances such as a health scare.
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How often should you carry out Preventative Measures Inspections?

Although any business needs to make sure that the vehicles they use are roadworthy, this is particularly important for businesses which hold a transport operator’s licence. Aside from other inspections such as a first-use inspection or a daily walk around check, you must also make sure you undertake a Preventative Maintenance Inspection, often referred to as a PMI, to ensure any vehicles used are roadworthy and safe to use.
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Things to consider before renewing your commercial lease

The renewal of a commercial lease can be a worrying time for any business. On the one hand the landlord may not be obliged to renew the lease, and on the other it is also open for a commercial tenant to simply walk away from the premises at the end of the existing lease.
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What you need to consider if you are buying a business

The prospect of owning your own business can be challenging but rewarding. One way to achieve business ownership is to buy an existing and established business. When purchasing a trading business, either as a share purchase or asset purchase, it is imperative that legal risks are known and mitigated.
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How to avoid a delayed disposal when selling charity properties

It is a trustee’s duty to always work in the best interest of their charity, so when it comes to selling charity property, the law has clear requirements in place to help you do this. By understanding these requirements, it will help you to avoid unnecessary delays when the time comes that you may need to dispose of your charity’s property.
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Food Safety Regulations - Not Just for Big Business

Why should I seek advice from AMD Solicitors?
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Key considerations when negotiating heads of terms for a commercial lease

When you’ve found the ideal commercial property it can be tempting to move in quickly, particularly if you feel that the agent or landlord is putting pressure on you to submit an offer. This could mean that you end up entering into a lease without being certain about what the terms are and whether the lease suits your business purposes.
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What to look out for when considering a commercial lease

If you are looking to rent a commercial property then aside from looking for the right location and amount of space, there are some key legal considerations that you should consider. 
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Planning for a Business Merger

A business merger occurs when two separate businesses join together to become one single business or to create a group of companies. The new business entity should benefit in a number of ways, for example: