Sale agreement: trading or retail business
Full version business purchase agreement template for a wholesale or retail business, many options Inc e-commerce and contracts for freehold or leasehold property.
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About this document
This is a comprehensive agreement for the purchase/sale of a business by an individual, a company or any other organisation.
Note: not suitable for sale of shares in a company. For a company sale, See our Company sale agreements section.
It is usual for the buyer to produce the sale document but there is no reason why the seller should not obtain an advantage by providing the first draft.
Warranties have been used only so far as appropriate to the subject matter of the sale. The drafting notes contain a thorough explanation of how warranties work.
Complications arise if the purchase money is not paid over to the seller at the same moment as other matters are finalised. This and other Net Lawman documents assume that most matters will be completed when the cash is paid. There are a few inevitable exceptions, particularly when relying on a third party such as a web host or domain name registrar. If it is inevitable that some matters remain to be done later than the date of completion, you should use our drafting service to draw the fine points for you.
The purchase price may be apportioned among the assets to assist in tax planning.
As a buyer, you will probably also be buying the property or at least taking over a lease. Many of these agreements include a transfer of a lease and / or an agreement to buy a freehold.
To complete the freehold transfer, you will need to draw a Land Registry transfer form and pay a fee. The solicitors’ monopoly prevents us from helping with this, but a solicitor should charge very little because most of the work has already been done.
We give you more information about these procedures in the drafting notes that come with each document.
- Agreement for Sale
- The Purchase Price
- Items to be delivered at completion
- Creditors and Liabilities
- Value Added Tax
- Warranties by the Seller
- Future Activities
- The Guarantor
- Miscellaneous Matters
- Suppliers and customers
- Licences, consents and passwords
- Joint ventures and partnerships
- Statutory restrictions
- Seller’s activities
- Defective products and service liabilities
- Leasehold properties
- Freehold properties
- Intellectual property
- Internet domain names
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.
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By Nicki Smith 10 March 2015
Very pleased. It seems to cover everything we need and I particularly like the comments at the back warranties etc - a nice human touch. Thankyou
By Wendy Grove 24 April 2013
Just what I wanted in a sale agreed document
By Mark Yallop 10 September 2013
Decent document, does take some time to amend to suit your own circumstances but overall well worth while.
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