7.Buyer, and/or his agents, shall have the right to review all books and records used in the preparation of the financial statements and tax returns for the last three years (may use an outside consulting or audit firm to validate the books and records) 8.Owner shall stay on for a maximum of XX months at a compensation rate agreeable to both parties (if necessary and required). 9.Buyer shall pay all sales tax on fixtures and equipment, if any. 10.Seller shall execute a X year non_compete agreement.
Seller's obligations and legal position: The seller is obliged to continue operating the business in a manner that is consistent with past practice and that he shall facilitate the purchaser's endeavors in obtaining finance from third parties. However, neither the purchaser nor the seller is under any obligation to complete the acquisition of the business until and unless the purchase acquires all permits, certificates, permissions and approvals as required ensuring the correct operation of the business by the purchaser. In addition, the purchaser should also have completed a due diligence investigation and satisfied himself/herself in this regard.