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I sold a business to a person, the business is running

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i sold a business to a person, the business is running business in the document he agreed to take on all work booked new or old, and now he refusing what can be done?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

When you say he is refusing, how does that effect you please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
well clearly the customers have already booked and pre payed and now the customers are not getting served
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Ok - but if he has taken on the business, I assume the contracts have been assigned to the new owner?

Was it a Limited company you sold?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
im attaching the document.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
can he or any one make a claim against of any kind?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
him or the customers?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Ok - then it should not be an issue for you. There is no liability.

It would be for the customers to enforce the contract on the new owner. As a Ltd company you have no liability personally.

But they would, as customers, be able to sue the new owner for breach of contract.

The only other way you could do this would be to seek an injunction to get him to comply with the terms of the agreement.

For this you would need to issue a claim form N208:

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n208-eng.pdf

And N16a:

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n016a-eng.pdf

The Court would set the matter down and decide whether to compel him to comply with the contract.

However the issue fee for this alone, without legal fees is £355 and hearing fee of £1090

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thats all so with that contract he has signed i am not responisable for anything?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Correct as you were a Ltd company

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
okay thank you so much.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

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