Following an extensive review of the Franchising Code and the publication of the Wein Report the Government has initiated amendments to the existing regulatory framework by introducing, effectively, a new Franchising Code of Conduct.
One of the advantages of buying into a franchise is the ability for a franchisee to leverage from an established and successful business. In order to maximise the effect of the franchise system, those franchises that operate from retail premises such as a shop should have the same look and feel across all stores, highlighting the replication of a singular brand and product.
The ACL creates a national unfair contract terms regime which applies to standard form consumer contracts and enables a court to find that a term of such a contract is unfair, and so void. This law applies to contracts in all forms including those made online, over the phone or face to face.