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Our Services • Purchase, Sale or Lease of Sporting Rights

Leyshon WS Solicitors

Sale of Freshwater Salmon Fishings

  • Determining the full extent of fishings by reference to the title deeds and plans.
  • Establishing that the Crown Estate has no ownership interest in the fishings.
  • Confirming the number of authorised rods and checking that there are complete records in form of Catch Records and Catch Returns to the relevant authorities.
  • Checking if there are any leases or time share in place.
  • Checking road and pedestrian access to and from fishings in terms of title deeds and common law rights.
  • Checking with the Registers of Scotland that there is no Community ‘Right to Buy’ Notices in place.
  • Negotiation and conclusion of the contract of sale.
  • Ordering the status report from the River Tweed Commission or equivalent authority for other salmon areas
  • Draft of and revision of the disposition (title deed) in favour of the purchaser.
  • Ordering the plan for the disposition and all matters pertaining to settlement.

Purchase of Salmon Fishings

  • Much as above in relation to pre-marketing and completion of contract.
  • Registering the disposition in favour of the purchaser and notifying the relevant public authorities of change of ownership.

Lease of Fishing or Shooting Rights

  • Acting for the purchaser or tenant in negotiation and completion of the lease of salmon fishings, other fishings or low/high ground shoots (grouse, partridge, deer, etc.). With specific reference to shooting rights, all documentation is drafted/revised by us to take account of the risk that the Landowner/Landlord may be found strictly liable in law for wildlife crime which is committed by other parties.