• What is the difference between freehold and leasehold?
  • My bank has turned me down for a loan. What can I do?
  • Is your service free to buyers?
  • I've not bought a business before. How long does it take?

Business Transfer

  • What does SAV mean?
  • What is gross profit and net profit?
  • I am buying a business and it has 5 staff - how will I know they won't all leave as soon as I take over?
  • None of the staff have written contracts - does this mean they don't have any rights as employees?
  • Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) - Key points

Commerical Property

  • What is a break clause?
  • What is 1954 act protection?
  • What is a lease assignment?
  • What is forfeiture?
  • What is ground rent?
  • What is insurance rent?
  • What is a sublease/underlease?
  • A sublease is a lease which has been granted by one who himself is a leaseholder. A key characteristic of a sublease is that it must be for a period of at least one day shorter than the lease out of which it has been granted.
  • What is a rent review?

Permitted uses

  • A Guide to commercial use classes
  • Change of use


  • What is an energy performance certificate ('EPC')?

Stamp Duty Land Tax

  • What is stamp duty land tax?