Advice on Buying or Selling a Beauty Business

Law Firm Advising on the Purchase or Sale of Beauty Salons & Nail Bars

Beauty salons and nail bars have mushroomed on British high streets in recent years, as grooming treatments and beauty routines have become mainstream and part of everyday life for millions of women. Buying or selling a business of this kind can be a complicated process, and for this reason it is essential that prospective buyers and sellers seek specialist legal advice to make sure that the deal is right for them.

Our firm has many years of experience in buying and selling all types of businesses, including beauty and nail salons. We offer competitive fixed fees and a free no obligation consultation to help people understand their options and to make the right decisions to safeguard their future.

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  • Beauty Salons & Nail Bars - Property Searches
  • Beauty Salons & Nail Bars - Planning Consent and Employment Issues
  • Solicitors in Liverpool for Beauty Business Purchases and Sales - Nationwide Service
Would-be buyers of beauty and nail salons who are taking on a lease with their new business will need to decide whether to simply transfer the current lease on the same terms or negotiate a new lease with the landlord. In both cases the lease terms will need to be examined by an experienced solicitor to ensure that the lease serves the intended purpose of the new business and to identify any potential hidden pitfalls, such as an obligation to repair the property, which can have significant financial repercussions down the line.
If the salon is being purchased outright, the contract for sale and transfer documentation will need to checked and/or negotiated with the seller for similar reasons. Various property searches (e.g. with the Land Registry) will also need to be carried out and enquiries raised to check for possible issues affecting the transaction or the future viability of the business, such as local authority development plans, access to water and drainage, and environmental factors.
There may also be issues related to the use of the property and planning consent which may or may not have been addressed by the previous owner or occupier. Changes to planning consent will take at least 3 months for an application for change of use to be processed by the local council, which can seriously disrupt the purchaser’s business plans and finances in the meantime. Employment issues may also need to be addressed when a salon is being taken over as a going concern, as the contracts of current employees will need to be honoured by the new owners, which raises a number of potential problems.
We have solicitors specialising in the purchase and sale beauty salons and nail bars with many years of combined experience in handling these business purchase transactions from our Liverpool City Centre office. We offer a nationwide service, a free no obligation quotation, and a highly competitive fixed fee structure. Bartletts Solicitors is a law firm that you can trust, established in Liverpool since 1860, with the expertise and experience to handle your acquisition or sale of a beauty salon or nail bar, allowing you to move forward and achieve your aims.

Why Choose Bartletts Solicitors?

Solid Traditional Values Delivered
in a Modern Convenient Manner

Our firm has years of experience in buying and selling beauty salons and nail bars across England and Wales.

Benefit from a free no obligation quotation, competitive fixed fees and no hidden costs.

Our solicitor, James Edwards, and his team of support staff are very experienced in the purchase and sale of beauty businesses. You can expect that your transaction will be completed promptly at a competitive fixed fee.

Customer service is very important to us. John Bartlett has been managing the firm for over 40 years and takes customer satisfaction very seriously.

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Commercial Property Team:

Commercial Property Solicitor
Contact James Edwards for a free no obligation quotation today by phone or via our contact form. James is a commercial property solicitor advising on buying and selling businesses.

James also has experience in commercial property leases, an essential skill as many businesses come with a property lease. He is friendly and very approachable. James works with Christopher Bartlett, who is an experienced commercial property solicitor working on large development projects.

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