Commentary

13 Searches and enquiries

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

13 Searches and enquiries

| Commentary

13 Searches and enquiries

Standard enquiries before contract, which are used on the acquisition of residential property, are wholly inadequate where agricultural land is being purchased, and need to be supplemented.

Similarly, the buyer of agricultural land should give consideration to the searches being carried out, having regard to the nature of the property. Enquiries under Part II of the standard local authority enquiries form should be made, particularly as regards footpaths and planning issues, and searches in the register of common land and in other registers relating to matters such as mineral rights, mining, waste, waterways and flooding should

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