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What does Coronavirus mean for landlords and tenants?

To read this article as a PDF, please click here. As a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak we are all now living in unprecedented times. Shops selling non-essential goods have been forced to close.  People have been instructed to stay at home.  So what does this mean for landlords and tenants?   THE LAW, WHAT …

What does Coronavirus mean for landlords and tenants?

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Franchising – Top 10 tips

Franchising has been lauded as a tried and tested way of growing a business by using the entrepreneurial skills and capital (without incurring debt or interest charges) of others. The ‘Godfather’ of Franchising, Manzoor Ishani, gives his Top 10 Tips for any aspiring Franchisor and what they should look out for. Competition – Find out who is likely to be …

Franchising – Top 10 tips

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Walking away from a franchise

It’s a situation I come across a lot: a franchisee has walked away from his franchise only a short time after signing the franchise agreement because he’s not happy with the way things are going. Good move or bad move? Well it can be either, depending on how you look at it. Undoubtedly the advice …

Walking away from a franchise

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The essentials of a franchise agreement

Franchise solicitor Manzoor Ishani outlines what should be in a franchise agreement.   A franchise agreement should achieve three fundamental objectives: FIRST: It should set out clearly what the franchisor has promised SECOND: it should seek to protect for the benefit of both franchisor and franchisee, the franchisor’s know-how and the brand THIRD: It should …

The essentials of a franchise agreement

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The franchise agreement from the buyer’s perspective

I often get asked by those buying a franchise, “What is the franchise agreement and what should be in it?” As a franchise solicitor I have come across some interesting scenarios, so let me explain  below or you can watch the short video below. When you buy a franchise, you are effectively buying the rights to …

The franchise agreement from the buyer’s perspective

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Buy a franchise – a 10 step guide

Franchise lawyers Manzoor Ishani and Leigh Head guide you through 10 steps when buying a food franchise     After selecting a franchise, there are a number of matters you should address before you open for business. This article gives you some of the required steps and the order in which they should be taken …

Buy a franchise – a 10 step guide

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