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Standard pre-contract enquiries

The ALA Council has been working with Practical Law to produce a set of standard enquiries. These enquiries incorporate the CPSEs and tailor these towards transactions dealing with rural and agricultural land. The use of this document is free, subject to the Conditions in Practice note, Conditions for use of agriculture and rural land standard enquiries, available from this link on the Practical Law website . This document sets out a range of pre-contract enquiries to raise on behalf of a buyer of agricultural or rural land. It is endorsed by ALA and uses wording from the Commercial Property Standard Enquiries 1 (CPSE.1) which has been reproduced with the kind consent of the London Property Support Lawyers Group. The document is available in two formats by clicking on this link:
  • the online format incorporates guidance notes, which can be viewed or printed with, or separately from, the enquiries;
  • a version is also available in MSWord format from the Actions pane at the top right of that screen which allows a user to insert replies to the enquiries.
Practical Law’s Agriculture and Rural Land team will be delighted to have feedback from those using the enquiries. If you have comments, please send them by email to  

Global guide

ALA members enjoy complimentary access to the complete Agricultural Law Global Guide published by Thomson Reuters. In this guide, you'll find practical information on topical issues and country-specific Q&A overviews on agriculture law and practice. You'll also have access to their Q&A tool, allowing you to generate custom comparison reports for the jurisdictions and legal topics of your choice. Global guides are written by leading local law firms, working together with Practical Law's experienced editorial team and an International editorial board of expert practitioners. This helps to ensure the guide addresses the key issues facing any international lawyer doing business in an unfamiliar jurisdiction today. Click here to view the guide to the Agricultural Law Global Guide. If you would like more information on a contributing law firm or have any feedback about this guide, please email Yani Paramova at Thomson Reuters. For information about Practical Law, click on the logo below. Practical Law

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