17. Just give me my phone call
Going it alone is very risky when it comes to launching a new business. Bring a solicitor in on your project as soon as possible.
Solicitors charge for their services but they look out for you and your interests. Employing a solicitor to help you get started will be far cheaper than employing one should you get into legal difficulty later.
Before you buy or lease property for the business, be sure to request a land registry search through your solicitor. Although everything might look fantastic on the estate agent’s information sheet, they are only acting on the word of the vendor, and not everything may be true. The search will reveal important information about access, by-laws, parking and if the property is ...