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Personal guarantees

Personal guarantees are often requested when starting a business or forming a limited company. They ordinarily mean you promise to pay the business debt should it fall in to financial difficulty be unable to pay. 

Our specialist lawyers can support clients when a personal guarantee is enforced by a lender. As legal professionals we can advise you on the implications of your personal guarantee before you sign to ensure you fully understand its terms. We can also become involved if a lender demands repayment under such guarantee to consider the validity of the agreement and any avenues for challenge.

For advice in relation to any aspect of a personal guarantee speak to our legal team on 01616 966 229 or complete an online enquiry form and we will contact you directly to discuss your situation.

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Stephensons has a team of specialists experienced in the recovery of business debts by way of personal guarantees and have successfully assisted guarantors in reducing their liability. A high percentage of all business loans and banking facilities are now backed up by a personal guarantee. 

Advice should always be sought before a personal guarantee is entered into. Our commercial team can provide the advice and practical assistance required before the documents are signed.

It is not only major lenders or financial institutions that are seeking to secure their position by obtaining personal guarantees from directors. The use of personal guarantees is becoming more common with trade bodies. If your business has problems with late payment by limited companies, it may be worthwhile seeking a personal guarantee from its directors. Stephensons have legal expertise in preparing personal guarantees to ensure the agreement is clear and enforceable.

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