Covid-19 Update 06/01/2021
Estate Agency: Viewings and Valuations.

Since 29 June, all home moves have been permitted, provided they can be carried out safely. This continues to be the case following the lockdown announcement  to drive down the infection rate.

Unlike the previous Lockdown in March the property market in Scotland and England remains open.  The Scottish Government current guidance allows for travelling for the purposes of moving home (including viewings)  as long those who are viewing are seriously interested and have looked at both the home report and the video tour for the property. 

The Scottish Government have advised that viewers should initially view virtually where possible before attending a physical viewing.  All our residential properties have virtual tours which can be viewed on request.

All viewings of properties will require an appointment to be booked in advance and the Property Office will issue guidelines to be adhered to prior to any viewings taking place.

As well being able to organise viewing we are also allowed to carry out pre-market appraisals. To organise a free pre-market appraisal please contact the property office on 01557 331049 or by emailing

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Farming, Agriculture and Forestry

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Rural and Agricultural Law can have its own unique considerations quite distinct from residential transactions, although there are similarities, particularly in Conveyancing and Property Law.

The buyer’s Solicitor will make an offer to the seller, the seller’s Solicitor will issue a Qualified Acceptance with certain conditions to be agreed upon, and ultimately the buyer’s and seller’s Solicitors will conclude missives once all terms are agreed. The conclusion of missives creates a binding contract and usually a deposit is paid. The Disposition will be drawn up outlining the extent of the property and ensuring the buyer is receiving good title. On the date of entry, the balance of the price is paid and the keys are handed over. The transfer of title is then registered in the Land Register of Scotland.

Rural Missives of Sale or Purchase

Also, when buying or selling a farm or rural property, you may be buying or selling more than just land. There could be machinery, stock, or a business concern also.

Whether you are considering buying or selling an agricultural property, we can give you guidance and ensure you get the correct advice.

Contact: Williamson & Henry on 01557 330692 for your agricultural or rural matters.

Forestry Transactions

The purchase or sale of woodland is a similar step-by-step process to any other property transaction, but again with certain peculiarities. It is important to determine if the woodland was planted with the benefit of any grants and, if so, are there any conditions outstanding and what forms are required to transfer any remaining subsidies and obligations? The buyer’s solicitor will make a formal offer to the seller’s solicitor to buy the proposed area of woodland under certain conditions. This begins the missives for the transaction.

It is important to determine that there are no constraints affecting the land which would affect grant applications, planting, felling, or timber extraction.

We can assist with small scale forestry transactions.

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