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Franchising Code Amendments - Information Statement

By Ana on Jun 30, 2021 11:56:48 PM

The Federal Government has substantially changed the Information Statement to be provided to prospective franchisees as part of the pre-disclosure process. It has also clarified that the Information Statement must be given before the other documents given to a prospective franchisee (14 days before a prospective franchisee enters into a franchise agreement).

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Franchising Code Amendments - termination

By Ana on Jun 19, 2021 2:07:01 AM

The Franchising Code of Conduct (the Franchising Code) was amended on 1 June 2021, with most amendments applying from 1 July 2021, including the Exit and Termination amendments.

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Franchising code amendments - dispute resolution

By Ana on Jun 6, 2021 2:23:13 AM

The long awaited dispute resolution provisions under the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Franchising Code) came into force on 2 June 2021.

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Not Renewing a Franchise Agreement

By Ana on May 4, 2021 8:32:59 AM

A right of renewal in a franchise agreement is a right which gives you the option to "renew" the franchise agreement at the end of the term.

Not all franchise agreements contain a right of renewal.

Even if your franchise agreement contains a right of renewal you may not want to renew the franchise agreement. 

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Can You Terminate Your Franchise Agreement?

By Ana on Apr 20, 2021 8:53:22 PM

The rights to end the franchise relationship, to sell your franchised business, or to pass your franchised business on to a beneficiary are determined by the terms of your franchise agreement and the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code).

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Unfair Contract terms in Franchising

By Ana on Apr 20, 2021 5:52:36 PM

A recent court enforceable undertaking given to the ACCC by Back in Motion Physiotherapy Pty Ltd (Back in Motion) has served as a reminder to ensure that franchise agreements do not contain unfair contract terms.

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What is the term of the franchise agreement?

By Stephen on Apr 12, 2021 12:52:33 AM

 

It is important to consider the term of the franchise agreement when buying a franchise or signing a franchise agreement.

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Advantages and disadvantages of  franchising

By Stephen on Feb 23, 2021 8:12:16 PM

 

There are advantages and disadvantages to franchising your business or buying a franchise. In this article we take a look at the main advantages and disadvantages of both.

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Dispute Resolution in Franchising

By Ana on Oct 7, 2020 10:23:21 PM

Dispute resolution (also known as alternative dispute resolution or ADR) refers to a number of processes that can be used to resolve a dispute.

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