Our covenant (Scotland)

The objectives

The vendors are trying to ensure that the purchaser does not use the wood or meadow for anything which would detract from the immediate landscape or be a nuisance to neighbours such as vehicle racing, anything noisy or smelly. The purchaser will also be asked not to subsequently divide the ownership of the wood or meadow into smaller units or erect signboards on the woodland or meadow.

Wording of the covenant (or "legal promise") for the transfer.

The purchaser and successors in title hereby covenants with the vendor that the land shall not be used in such a way as to create a nuisance to the neighbouring owners (including the vendor) and specifically the purchasers shall not:

  1. do any rough or game shooting or pest control at times or in a manner constituting a nuisance or danger to any neighbour;
  2. use the land for any sort of racing whether with motor bikes, cars or other vehicles;
  3. use the land for a commercial campsite;
  4. use the land for siting mobile homes or static caravans. Any other structures should be faced or painted in a dark brown or green colour and should not be visible from the shared private access tracks or public roads;
  5. use the land for residential accommodation, unless planning permission for such use is specifically granted;
  6. use the land for clay pigeon shooting;
  7. conduct any business from the land apart from forestry or agriculture
  8. use the land in a way which will damage the access tracks.

The purchaser and successors in title shall not erect any signboards visible from the public highway. The purchaser and successors in title shall not sell the land except as a whole specifically not in such a way that it could be registered in separate titles or in separate ownerships.