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Rural Property Purchase and Sale

Whether you are buying or selling rural property in Scotland, it is important to take legal advice to ensure you comply with the complexities of land law that may apply.

How can Thorntons help?

All members of our Land and Rural Business team have the experience to guide you through the legal issues which apply to the buying and selling of all sizes and types of rural property, including:

  • Estates
  • Farms
  • Country houses
  • Cottages and crofts
  • Farm steadings
  • Amenity land
  • Woodlands
  • Salmon Fishings
  • Shooting and other Sporting rights
  • Development land
  • Reservoirs
  • Minerals and quarries
  • Hotels, shops and other rural businesses
  • Rights to Buy

We can advise you on the offer and missives, the title and any rights of way, rights of access or servitudes and other conditions which may affect the ownership of the property. Other aspects to be considered include land reform, environmental issues, planning, ownership of mineral rights, private water and drainage rights, shooting and fishing rights, any agricultural or residential leases, subsidies and grant schemes and employment issues.