Letting & Estate Agency

With an ever changing market, transactions involving property related businesses are on the rise.  There is a considerable amount of consolidation taking place and businesses of all sizes and models are being sold, often to those wishing to increase their client base and expand their reach across the country.

Andrew & Co has developed a niche sector of its business, specialising in buying and selling letting and estate agency businesses. The role of the lawyer is to act as project manager, to be the conductor of the orchestra, to bring the job in on budget, on time and in line with the plan and to protect you from claims after completion.

We will guide and support you through the transaction. We will use our experience and expertise and work with you to find solutions to issues that can arise when buying or selling a business, including sector specific issues such as:

  • Compliance 
  • Client Accounts 
  • Deposits 
  • Non-resident landlords 
  • HIMOs
  • ASTs 
  • Safety certificates 
  • Terms of business 
  • Insurance 
  • Software/programme subscriptions 

There are very few things we do in life which are risk free. That is true of nearly every commercial transaction. We will use our experience and expertise to ensure that all risks are identified and wherever possible eliminated. If it is not possible to eliminate the risks, we will make sure that your exposure to those risks is minimised. Once the transaction is completed, we want you to be able to sleep soundly at night.

Many of the sales with which we deal are of businesses which have been run by a family for a substantial period of time or by people who are now planning retirement or entering a new type of business. We are able to offer advice and guidance on wills and tax planning for those for whom retirement beckons and if you are embarking on a new business venture, we are also able to offer help and support.

Above all, we will work with you to achieve your objectives and act as your Guide, Philosopher and Friend throughout.

Our aim is to provide:

  • Empathy 
  • Help, support and advice 
  • Minimisation of risk 
  • Minimisation of time 
  • Value for money 

We are always happy to provide an initial discussion on a complimentary basis.  For more information or if you are looking to buy or selling a lettings or estate agency business please contact Paul Simpson on 01522 781461 or email paul.simpson@andrew-solicitors.co.uk.