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When taking on a franchised business sale as a going concern, one that has been trading, there are a few considerations to keep in mind to ensure your sale is smooth and successful.

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Franchised business for sale in hervey bay sunshine coast

Franchised Business for Sale in Hervey Bay & Sunshine Coast

When taking on a franchised business sale as a going concern, one that has been trading,

there are a few considerations to keep in mind to ensure your sale is smooth and successful.

And there is no reason to think that it won’t be. However, some of these lessons have been

learnt from past experience, while others are simply a legal requirement under the

Franchising Code of Conduct. The seller is also bound under their existing Franchise

Agreement so you must be aware of any conditions or requirements placed on the seller at the

time of exit. That is why the seller / franchisee should first contact their franchisor to inform

them of their intention to exit the franchise system. The franchisor will usually be able to

provide documentation in relation to incoming (buyers) and outgoing franchisees. This

documentation will help you to meet the franchisee’s obligations and make certain you and

your client take the right steps towards the completion of sale. Furthermore, it keeps the

franchisor involved in the sale process. The following list, although not exhaustive, covers

some of the major aspects to bear in mind for a franchise resale:-

First Right of Refusal: You will nearly always find this clause in the Franchise Agreement.

This is an obligation on the franchisee to offer the franchise back to the franchisor first. You

must ensure this has been undertaken prior to listing.

Franchise Agreement: Check with the franchisee or franchisor (if necessary) to see that the

existing Franchise Agreement is assignable or whether the franchisor’s intent is to issue the

prospective buyer with a new Franchise Agreement.

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Disclosure Document: Perhaps the most important consideration before entering into any

agreement with the buyer is the Disclosure Document. Under the Franchising Code of

Conduct the prospective franchisee (buyer) must be provided with this document 14 days

before entering into a Franchise Agreement. The Disclosure Document provides the incoming

franchisee with sufficient information to enable them to make an informed decision.

Franchisee Approval: At some point, the franchisor will need to approve the prospective

franchisee to ensure they are capable of running the franchise. They must comply with the


Franchised business for sale in hervey bay sunshine coast

franchisor’s criteria. The franchisor will have an application form that you can forward to

prospective franchisees so they can apply to become approved.

Contract Special Conditions: Special conditions section of the contract may include clauses

such as:

 Subject to Approval of the Purchaser as a Franchisee

 Subject to Transfer or New Franchise Agreement

 Subject to Release of Vendor from Current Franchise Agreement

Incoming or Outgoing Costs: Without knowledge and disclosure of these costs (if

applicable), the whole negotiation can easily be derailed. You need to know what is payable,

to whom and when. For example, it in not uncommon for the franchisor to charge the existing

franchisee an Exit Fee and the buyer an Incoming Fee which is usually for initial training.

Furthermore, depending of the vendor’s current level of compliance with the franchise

system, the franchisor may not approve the buyer until such times as either buyer or seller

commit to refurbishment or signage upgrades and POS upgrades if they are behind in these

areas. It pays to ask the franchisor, what needs to be done?

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