Verified FBN Member (NE)

General

How much notice does the land owner have to give the farmer when he ends a verbal rent agreement?

I rent 60 acres from a family member on a verbal agreement. It's been this way for 4 years. Today I was told by a neighboring farmer that he rented the ground for the 2021 season. He was unaware that I have not been notified yet. I was wondering if anyone knows what rights I have to farm it for the 2021 season Or if I should just let it go?

10


Verified FBN Member (NE)

I believe in ****. he has to give notice by Sept. 1. A quick call to a lawyer should give an answer. You must mean someone who lives near ...

More

3

Verified FBN Member (TX)

I think the lawyer would tell you there is no such thing as a verbal agreement for real estate - Legally, your tenant may not have much of a...

More

4

Verified FBN Member (MD)

This not true. In almost all states a verbal contract is just as binding as a written contract. The argument then becomes what was the actua...

More
Verified FBN Member (MT)

Sadly neighbors do not always call and check. Our neighbors who we thought were pretty good friends went underneath us and picked up a lease...

More

2

Verified FBN Member (MT)

Without a written lease I think you are out of luck. Sadly the vultures are circling more and more to grab anything up.

2

Verified FBN Member (MN)

Laws differ from state to state, but I just had a conversation about this sort of thing with a friend who is in law school. He told me that ...

More

2

Verified FBN Member (SD)

Here in SD you have to give notice by September 1st or the lease is renewed on same terms. Search for the law that applies to your state. Pe...

More
Verified FBN Member (IA)

In Iowa, verbal is same as written. Sept 1 is the last day to give notice.

4

Verified FBN Member

This makes me want to do some research since we lease ground verbally also.

Verified FBN Member (NE)

In Nebraska with a verbal agreement they have to give you six months written notice. Verbal agreements go from March 1st to February 28th

1

Welcome! You only have 2 free posts remaining.

Our FBN ® Community Forum is exclusive to . To become a Verified Farmer, sign up for your free account and gain access to our secure online farming community.