Tom 7000 wrote:
You are of course hoping the solicitor knows more about contract law than you....
Depends how well you rate your own knowledge. I reckon I can hold my own on a simple transaction like this.
Youll certainly know more about tax than him, well unless you are using Linklaters
Agreed. I didn't use solicitors, and neither did my buyer. Personal choice.
Yes, belt and braces would be to use a qualified professional, but there is also the cost vs time vs risk aspect, too.
As long as each party makes an informed decision on whether to use a solicitor or not, that's more important to me.
Flying Scotsman wrote:
That's great to hear , although I am curious to know whether the agent really tried hard or just listed you and waited and waited - the art of inertia !
No, they tried hard and I had a few interviews and discussions with interested parties. None of them were suitable.
Tom 7000 wrote:
ring up the bloke whose business is 2x as big as yours and within 4 miles and ask him if he wants it... takes about 30 seconds for him to say ok...how much...
This is exactly what I did, and the transaction was quick and relatively easy and they've been great to deal with. I did go via an agent first but they didn't find anyone suitable so I had to ask my competitor if they fancied it - they did.
Oh my god.
That's all I've got so far.
I'm with Stepurhan
Yes it's a workable plan. Let's do it!
Thanks for posting this.
Aren't there a lot of us here? I've suffered with depression since I was a teenager, and I work for myself because my illness makes me unemployable. Turns out, that's a good thing, because I love running my business. It would fall apart without my employees, though - they are one of my key coping mechanisms, and they are wonderful.
To the poster above who said "having no moneys the only reason I can think of to be depressed..." that assumes depression is a choice. Is epilepsy or diabetes a choice? Is cancer, or the flu? Is schizophrenia or fibromyalgia a choice? Depression, stress and anxiety are no more choices than any other more tangible and identifiable illnesses.
I've run my own business for over 9 years now. Because of public attitudes such as the above, I've only started to feel confident enough to be open about my mental health problems (in a business setting) in the last 12 months. I'm no longer ashamed, but I realise I was embarrassed about it for many years.
I'm a fully signed up member of the SSRI club (antidepressants). Talking therapies do b*gger all for me, I tried MoodGym a while ago but it didn't click with me at all (but what a fab resource for those who do respond to it!). A low level medication gives me my life back. And I love it.
Thanks AWeb and Sir Digby for speaking about this openly.
Depends how and how many times you ask him!
Do get him to drop us an email... ;-)
That leaves one more......
I think it's schedules 8 and 9 that deal with zero rating and exemption. If it is not on the list, then it's standard rated. Fish Pedicure is not on the list. The question then is whether it fits into any other 'healthcare' type category. My gut feeling is that it's standard rated (pedicure = cosmetic not medical), but suggest you check the list of zero ratings and exemptions in case.
The drugs take care of that :D
I think it was on the other thread about stress that someone made the distinction between stress and pressure. Work-wise, I thrive on pressure (sadly). However I have a tendency to suffer from stress, depression and anxiety, so need to keep a careful balance. I relate to the IT guy, but I am not stressed myself. I just know how I would want to be treated if I was in his shoes - and how I would like to act were it one of my employees who was suffering.
Yes, stress can be abused by some employees, but if the diagnosis is genuine then it should be taken seriously and treated sympathetically. Unfortunately until you know if the diagnosis is genuine or not, you have to act as if it is, and that means handling with care where mental health is concerned.