Drafting a Lease: Questions for Farmers and Landowners to Ask

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By Rachel Armstrong ~ Executive Director and Attorney, Farm Commons

Published: January 2015

Updated: n/a

7 pages

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A good farmland lease develops understanding between farmer and landowner, as well as creates pathways to solve any problems that might arise. While model leases can be helpful, they cannot address the nuance and details of a specific situation. This resource is meant to help both farmers and landowners understand what issues should be addressed before drafting a lease together. The list is organized as a checklist by category to introduce users to the areas that need attention in order to create clear and effective communication.

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Questions and Issues to Address
Other Considerations

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