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Succession Planning For Short Term Let Business Owners


As a short-term let business owner, countless hours and effort have already been invested by you into building and running your business. However, have you thought about what happens to your business when you are no longer able to manage it due to unforeseen circumstances such as retirement, disability, or even death? That’s where seeking professional advice can help you with succession planning.


Succession planning is planning for the future, when the ownership and management of your business may be transferred to others in the event of unforeseen circumstances. It’s a crucial aspect of any business, including short-term let businesses and forward thinking saves tax, cost, and makes the process easier and more efficient on all fronts.


Without a plan in place for the transfer of ownership and management, the business may struggle to continue after the current owner retires, becomes incapacitated, or passes away. A succession plan helps ensure the continuity of the business, maintain the value of the business, and provide financial security for the owner’s family, and any employees, contractors and clients.


How can professional advisers help with your succession planning?

  1. Identify Potential Successors: We help you identify potential successors, such as family members, key employees, or other stakeholders who have the necessary skills, experience, and interest in the business.

  2. Develop A Plan: We develop a plan with you outlining the transfer of ownership and management of the business to the identified successors. This plan will include details such as the timeline for the transfer, the legal and financial implications of the transfer, and any necessary training or mentoring that the successors will need.

  3. Legal Considerations: We advise you to ensure that the succession plan is legally binding and enforceable. The plan should include provisions for the transfer of assets, the payment of taxes and debts, and any other legal considerations.

  4. Review And Update The Plan: We help you review and update any current or new succession plan periodically to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.

Succession planning is critical for the long-term success of your short-term let business.

About the Author - Craig Darling is a partner and Gilson Gray, a legal firm that has the expertise and experience to help you develop a succession plan that meets your specific needs and ensures the continuity of your business. Contact them today to learn more by email to licensing@gilsongray.co.uk


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