It is quite common for Franchise Agreements to contain clauses which have a significant effect on the way in which the sale contract should be drafted. If a contract for the sale of a Franchised business is signed without first reading the Franchise Agreement and checking any requirements, then it may be difficult to unravel the resulting mess.
There is a lengthy list of things that need to be checked. If steps are not taken to ensure compliance, then it is likely that any sale contract will be in conflict with the Franchise Agreement. This problem can be difficult to resolve because the sale contract may oblige the seller to do one thing and the Franchise Agreement may prohibit the doing of that same thing.