Whether it be initial start-up costs or finance required to begin expansion, if a business loan is needed this process is not always as straight forwards as one may assume.
Most lenders will require some form of guarantee to be put against the loan, and this can be personal or business assets, or a personal guarantor. This may appear to be simple in its premise, however the reality is that should there be any form of default against a loan repayment, assets can be seized or guarantors called upon, which can in turn result in their personal assets being at risk if they do not have the monies available.
Loan and repayment terms are easy to agree to in the beginning, as most businesses will have a secure plan in progress to allow them to work out realistically achievable repayments. However, there are a huge number of unforeseen circumstances that can occur at any point which may hinder the plan being executed successfully. In case such a situation does arise it is sensible from the outset to obtain independent legal advice to protect all those involved as much as possible where necessary.
At Bailey & Cogger solicitors in Tonbridge, our team of corporate and commercial lawyers are experienced in providing independent legal advice in a business context, particularly to directors and shareholders who have been asked to provide personal guarantees and to spouses and civil partners who have been asked to agree to the family home or other jointly owned property being used as security.
Our independent legal advice service covers:
- personal guarantees required for corporate loans and mortgages;
- property owner’s consent to a corporate mortgage;
- property co-owner’s consent to a corporate mortgage;
- property occupier’s consent to a corporate mortgage; and
- property owner’s consent to a sale or transfer of equity for businesses purposes.
For independent legal advice in connection with residential property not related to a business matter, please visit our conveyancing services webpage.
Advising businesses throughout Kent and beyond
Independent legal advice needs to be given in person. We have offices in Tonbridge, Maidstone, Gravesend, Chatham and Tenterden to make the process of seeing us as easy as possible.
We can also offer meetings at your place of business or via a skype conference call where needed.
How much does it cost?
We offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements at a fixed cost of £180 inclusive of VAT. After that we can arrange flexible payment terms, including monthly billing to help you budget.
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If you need independent legal advice, please get in touch to see how we can assist. You can call us on 01732 353350 or use our Contact Us form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.