Table of ContentsKey TakeawaysUnderstanding Franchise Renewal in AustraliaHidden Costs: A Closer LookThe Importance of Legal GuidanceAre renewal fees negotiable?Can a franchisor force renovations during renewal?Are technology upgrades mandatory?How often should franchise agreements be reviewed?Conclusion: Key Takeaways Franchise renewal in Australia can come with hidden costs. Understanding the terms of renewal is crucial for franchisees. Legal...Read More
Table of ContentsKey TakeawaysThe Significance of RenewalLegal Aspects of Franchise Agreement RenewalPros of Renewing a Franchise Agreement1. Continuity and Brand Equity2. Established Support Systems3. Familiarity and AdaptabilityCons of Renewing a Franchise Agreement1. Limited Autonomy2. Financial Considerations3. Changing DynamicsLegal Safeguards for FranchiseesFAQs: Franchise Agreement RenewalWhat happens if I choose not to renew my franchise agreement?Can the...Read More
Table of ContentsKey TakeawaysUnderstanding Franchise Agreement RenewalThe Franchise Agreement Renewal ProcessKey Points to ConsiderFAQs: Franchise Agreement RenewalCan a franchisor refuse to renew a franchise agreement in Australia?Are there any mandatory terms in a renewed franchise agreement?What happens if there’s a disagreement during the renewal process?Can franchisees negotiate changes to the terms of the renewal?Conclusion Key...Read More
Table of ContentsKey TakeawaysWhat does a franchise lawyer do?What does a Franchise Lawyer do for Franchisors?1. Franchise Agreement Drafting2. Legal Compliance3. Dispute Resolution4. Regulatory UpdatesWhat does a Franchise Lawyer do for Franchisees?1. Due Diligence2. Contract Negotiation3. Legal Protection4. Lease Agreement Review5. Ancillary Agreement ReviewFAQsWhat is the Franchising Code of Conduct in Australia?Do franchise lawyers handle...Read More
Table of ContentsKey TakeawaysAdvantages of Buying a Franchise BusinessAccess to Established Brand and Customer BaseProven Business Model for Higher Chances of SuccessTraining and Ongoing Support for FranchiseesDisadvantages of Buying a Franchise BusinessInitial Investment and Ongoing FeesLimited Independence and CreativityPotential Franchise Disputes with the FranchisorFrequently Asked QuestionsWhat are the legal requirements for buying a franchise in...Read More
Table of ContentsKey Takeaways:Conducting Background Checks on FranchisorsReviewing Disclosure DocumentsTalking to Current and Former FranchiseesAssessing Market PotentialFranchise Due Diligence – Common Pitfalls Key Takeaways: Conducting thorough due diligence is crucial when considering buying a franchise in Australia. Evaluate the franchisor’s background, disclosure documents, and communication with existing franchisees. Assess the market potential in your chosen...Read More
Table of ContentsKey TakeawaysBuying a franchise – The Legal FrameworkThe Franchising Code of ConductBuying a franchise – Due DiligenceResearching the Right FranchiseThe Franchise AgreementKey Terms and ObligationsFinancial considerations for buying a franchiseCosts, Fees, and Profit PotentialExpert GuidanceThe Importance of Professional AdviceFrequently Asked QuestionsQ1: What is the Franchising Code of Conduct?Q2: How can I research the...Read More
Key Takeaways: Mediation offers a more cost-effective and timely resolution for franchise disputes in Australia. Litigation can be a lengthy and expensive process with uncertain outcomes. Australian franchise law encourages parties to explore mediation before resorting to litigation. Mediation allows for a more flexible and collaborative approach to dispute resolution. Preparing thoroughly for litigation is...Read More
Table of ContentsUnderstanding Franchise Dispute Settlements in Australia1.Key Negotiation Tactics2. Legal Remedies for Franchisees3. Effective Communication Strategies4. Protecting Your Franchise Investment5. Franchisor’s Obligations in Disputes Key Takeaways: Negotiating franchise dispute settlements is essential for both franchisors and franchisees to resolve conflicts amicably. Effective communication strategies can significantly improve the outcome of franchise dispute negotiations. Understanding...Read More
Key Takeaways: Franchise agreements are legally binding documents outlining the relationship between franchisors and franchisees. Common dispute scenarios include non-payment of fees, breach of contract, and territory disputes. Mediation is a cost-effective and confidential method for resolving franchise disputes. Franchisees in Australia have rights protected by the Franchising Code of Conduct. Clear communication, training, due...Read More
I engaged Franchise Ease to assist in my due diligence in purchasing a franchise. Tsungai and his staff were prompt and professional in their communications and meet the timeframes with the production of a report assessing the franchise agreement and disclosure.The report was followed up with a meeting to go through the report and highlighted other areas of franchising that need consideration to ensure I was informed which I found to be helpful.The set fee for the due dilligence service is excellent value and I continued to clarify aspects of my agreements after the initial meeting.I am confident that the legal advice provided by Tsungai is accurate and current as he was across recent franchise case law outcomes.Personally I found Tsungai and his staff to be approachable and engaging and I would not hesitate to use them in the future.
I've had such amazing advice and service from Franchise Ease. They are experts in the field of franchising which can be scary going from corporate employment to owning your own business. Tsungai and his team are incredibably dedicated, knowledgable and helpful but most of all commercial.I have had nothing but positive experience and Tsungai is a pleasure to deal with! He is very personable, understanding and compassionate. He is able to work around any challenge in a fair and constructive way to reduce stress and pressure by offering advice that is always effective and advocate best practice. Matters of the law are dawnting to most people, I love that I have a Solicitor for my national franchise business that I can totally trust. I would highly recommend engaging Franchise Ease and Tsungai especially to help support your legal franchise matters!
I walked through the door thinking my situation was impossible to resolve. I was sure I had no leg to stand on in a legal dispute after reading my agreement many times. Tsungai addressed the matter by looking at the law in general. His outside the box approach helped me realise that despite what any contract says there are laws which may override the contract if it's unalwful.He also listened carefully and allowed me to speak and tell my full story. This mattered greatly as once he fully understood what was going on he then used his experience to resolve the dispute by asserting my legal rights to the other side.3 months later and I’m fast on my way on a new path and satisfied with the outcome. I can’t believe how close I came to giving up hope of a positive resolution. Thank you Mr Mukushi and Franchise Ease.
I had Franchise Ease assist me with my conservancy for the sale of a property. Couldn't be more pleased with their work. They went above and beyond, and explained the process clearly and precisely. I highly recommend them.