Restaurants Pubs Bars Cafés or any establishment that serves food and drink, has a name: the hospitality industry – London. When thinking about hospitality and catering, London is one of the most popular destinations in the world. London is always a step ahead of any trends and often the originator of any buzz word. Yes, the Mediterranean and other warmer climate parts of the world are known for their hospitable nature, but London is the world’s capital of the world’s food and drink. Why do we say that with such conviction? Because anyone who visits or lives in London will find food and drink from anywhere in the world. You name it and you won’t travel too far to find it.
If London caters so well for every taste bud, both adventurous foodies and lovers of tradition, then there’s an inherent demand for more. More restaurants, pubs, bars, cafés, as the city keeps growing. Being the most profitable location when it comes to the hospitality industry, London is the platform where business booms. So, whether you want to buy, sell or lease an establishment to serve food and drink, and even just alcoholic beverages and entertainment, this is the landing page for you. We offer legal advice to restauranteurs and catering business owners, as well as landlords and tenants of commercial properties. We specialise in the sale, lease and purchase of businesses in the hospitality industry, including:
Do you have a lease that is about to expire or needs to be reviewed? You might be in the process of agreeing with the terms of a lease for your new business establishment. You should agree with the terms of a lease or purchase at an early stage to protect your investments and avoid any issues that will affect your business interests.
Looking at your lease, we can offer legal advice, letting you know if it serves the purpose intended for your business. We can also advice you on alcohol licensing, outdoors sitting, ventilation, disability access and many other aspects of your catering business. We will review your existing lease and will make adequate amendments or even prepare a new lease with clauses that fit your business requirements.
There’s a significant growth in the level of competition for locations that cater for the hospitality industry. With the constant rise of rents and lease premiums, paralleled with the profitability of the catering industry in London, the competition is very high. People like an espresso at a famous franchise, but many love that experience at a family run business. So there’s a wealth of opportunities in the city of London for catering SMEs. Your local café or restaurant will never loose its popularity with both the locals and visitors if you stay on top of the game by keeping well informed. Are you thinking of buying or selling an establishment with the potential to accommodate a café or restaurant? Or are you planning to buy or sell a pub or bar? Our commercial solicitors can help you plan and process the transaction. Our commercial property and business advisory solicitors have years of experience in property transactions and business legislation. Please call our office and make an appointment for an informal discussion.
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