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Why does Land For Good recommend farmland leases be in writing?

Informal (unwritten) agreements can be acceptable and work much of the time, but they may not help resolve unforeseen disputes, and would likely not be legally enforceable if disputes arise. A written document is more likely to be clear and legally enforceable.  That’s why Land For Good strongly recommends that lease agreements are thorough, carefully crafted, and put into writing. This makes the agreements legally enforceable and enables all parties to refer to a written document if  a question arises.  (Learn more about leases in the “Farmland Tenure” and “Leasing Farmland” lessons in our Acquiring Your Farm online tutorial.)

Posted in: Standard Contract Provisions, Lease Agreements, Communication and Dispute Resolution