Buying an existing health premises

Before you buy a public health and wellbeing business you should:

  • check if the business has current registration;
  • request a pre-transfer inspection of the business (please allow seven working days).

If you intend on changing the types of services provided at the business then you should contact Council’s Health Services team to discuss any requirements associated with these services.

Pre-transfer inspection

A pre-transfer inspection of an existing public health and wellbeing business will ensure the premises complies with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act.

Contact Council’s Health Services team to arrange for a transfer inspection to be conducted; this request should be in writing, either by email or letter. We recommend that you do this through a solicitor.

A ‘Consent to Disclose’ form must be completed by the current proprietor which gives Council permission to provide a copy of the inspection report to any purchaser. Any works identified in the inspection report will be listed with expected time frames for completion. You should negotiate with the current owner to confirm who will be responsible for the works to be completed.

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