Old 08-18-2012, 08:28 PM
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Somebody Lending Me Land For Free


Sometime ago I found a ad on craigs list about land that somebody is letting people use for free. I responded and met with the guy, I told him I wanted to grow trees on it. I asked him what it was in for him , he said nothing and that he wanted to help somebody out. You can use the land for free. What type of legal protection should I have before planting trees on it , since trees are a big commitment before selling them 5- 7 years from now. I live in NY
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:35 PM
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You are blessed to have this opportunity. Ask the owner if he would have any objections
Leasing the land to you for say a $1.00 per year. If he agrees find an attorney that handles leases and or contract law. Have an agreement drawn up protecting both of your rights, make sure it is a multiple year agreement. Check with your a accountant as well to see if there are any special filings needed for your state. If the owner agrees. I wish you both a long and profitable relationship.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:42 PM
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This could go down hill very fast
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:12 PM
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U wont have much money involved not that big of risk, I say give it a shot
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