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[See also: A Landowners Guide to Finds Agreements – Part 2]

If you own land someone may ask if they can metal detect on it and ask you to sign a Finds Agreement. There are various versions, but all have big implications for both you and any hidden archaeology. As there’s no official guidance available you’ll be reliant on the detectorist alone to explain it. You may feel that’s not ideal so here are some points to consider. (The most frequently used agreement is shown but our comments apply to most others).

   A LANDOWNERS’ GUIDE TO METAL DETECTING FINDS AGREEMENTS

See also  A Landowners’ Guide to “Finds Agreements” (Part 2)

[NB – occasionally you may be offered a different set of written or verbal assurances. If so, you may wish to consider whether you are being offered THESE TEN PLEDGES.]

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