Much of the pre-marketing work considered above in relation to farm sales will also be looked at when acting as lawyer for the purchaser. Negotiation and completion of a contract of purchase and all conveyancing formalities are similar to above for farm sales. In relation to purchases, the title deeds are checked with care. There may be liaison with the purchaser’s land agent concerning land values and there may be bank documentation to complete to secure a loan over the farm to finance the purchase. There is also a requirement for completion of a Land Maintenance Form which will be sent to Scottish Governement on completion of the purchase. There may need to be completion of transfer documentation in relation to woodland grant schemes and other agri-environmental schemes.