Buying a care home

Bullet point iconSpecialist social care solicitors

Bullet point iconComplete range of legal services central to buying a care home

Bullet point iconDirect contact with your lawyer to provide practical and commercial advice

Bullet point iconProven understanding of the the health care sector

Bullet point iconWork in partnership with regional care associations

Legal advice when buying a care home 

When buying a care home, an eye for detail is vital. We can help you ensure your property, employees and commercial contracts are all in order, leaving you to give your residents the attention they need. Our clients range from first-time entrants to established operators looking to add to their portfolio.

Why choose Royds Withy King?

We have created a highly specialised team of professionals that are nationally recognised as leaders in their field. When you contact us, you know that you are accessing a legal team that has the collective experience to complete your purchase with ease and efficiency. We are transparent with our pricing and honest in our practice. Contact us today and we can discuss the best way to begin your process for you.

Tailoring our approach

We know that one size doesn’t fit all. We understand that experienced operators may want to handle some aspects of the purchase themselves. On the other hand, a first time entrant will put their trust in us to guide them through the process from start to finish. We can tailor our service and fees accordingly.

An eye for detail

Our lawyers know the care sector inside out. We know the right questions to ask a seller, what the key risk areas are and how to protect a buyer against any future liability.

A full service

Our team cover all aspects of advice needed during a purchase. If you are new to the market we offer additional services to help you ensure you set up and operate a compliant business:

– HR & employment law advice with insurance against Employment Tribunal claims awards and settlements
– Employment contracts, policies and handbooks
– Immigration advice
– Health & Safety consultancy and insurance against defence costs
– Safeguarding advice
– CQC compliance advice
– Service user/Residents contracts
– Mental capacity & DOLS advice
– Social care and employment law e-updates
– Training.

Case Studies

Share purchase of 22 bed residential home for existing operator in Devon

Asset purchase for new entrant of 28 bed nursing home in Special Measures in East Anglia for £870,000

Asset purchase for new entrant in Coventry for £1m

Asset purchase of 137 bed home in Chester for existing provider from a national operator for £3.8m

Asset purchase of two 40 bed nursing homes in Brighton for existing operator for a combined sum of c. £3.5m

Asset purchase of two 40 bed nursing homes in the Midlands for existing multi-operator for combined sum of c. £3m

I have always found them to be accessible and quick to respond to any queries. I am very happy to recommend the Social Care team at Royds Withy King to other care home providers.
Ravi Gidar, Director Gold Care Homes


We can either draft your CQC application from scratch or just review and proof-read your application and supporting documents. We can also help you prepare for interviews.

We very often find that sellers are not employing staff, particularly bank staff, legally. We will fully review all staff contracts and operational procedures and ensure any issues are dealt with pre-sale.

Very often, we will negotiate retention of the purchase price into a contract to compensate the buyer should a warranty claim be made post-sale. This will be effective for a certain period of time, usually between 12 months and 2 years.