UK Employment Law
UK Employment Law Questions Answered by Verified Experts
I want to start as an intermediary between vending machine suppliers and local gyms in London.
I would like to rent vending machines from established companies in London and install them in some leisure/sports centre.
I will pay a rent for the vending machines (including warranty) and for the space taken in the gym. But I will be the one looking after the stocks and taking the money deposited into the machines.
I am starting very small (1 to 3 machines) and I do not know how it works legally: do I operate as a sole trader, do I need a license, how does it work regarding tax, etc.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX
Last thing: if I own the vending machines (instead of renting them from an established company), does it change anything?
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).