"Short-Term Lease Agreement Template"

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Sample Short-term Lease Agreement
This agreement is between _________________ (landowner) and _________________,
(tenant), for the lease of certain parcels of land for the purpose of __________________
___________________________ [describe agricultural purpose(s) and operation].
1.The parcel(s) contained in this agreement are is/described as follows: [parcel location,
acreage, bounds, features, condition, etc.]
2. The term of this lease shall be from _______________ to _____________________
except as terminated earlier according to the provisions below.
3. The tenant agrees to pay a lease fee to the landowner of $_______ per acre or
$_______ total, per year. The tenant agrees to pay such sum at the beginning of the
lease term and on the anniversary thereof unless otherwise mutually agreed. A late
penalty of up to [ ]%/month may be assessed on all late payments. This lease fee may
be renegotiated annually.
4. Permitted Uses: The tenant is permitted all normal activities associated with the above
purposes, including but not limited to:
The tenant agrees to employ standard best management practices. It shall not be
considered a default of this Lease if weather or other circumstance prevents timely
practices or harvesting.
5. Prohibited Uses: The tenant shall not, unless by mutual agreement to the contrary,
engage in any of the following activities on said parcel(s):
6. The tenant agrees to prepare an annual management plan for review by the landlord,
complete annual soil testing, and apply amendments as indicated at his/her own
expense. The tenant agrees to proper disposal of trash and waste. The tenant further
agrees:
7. The [landowner/tenant] agrees to pay all taxes and assessments associated with this
parcel.
Sample Short-term Lease Agreement
This agreement is between _________________ (landowner) and _________________,
(tenant), for the lease of certain parcels of land for the purpose of __________________
___________________________ [describe agricultural purpose(s) and operation].
1.The parcel(s) contained in this agreement are is/described as follows: [parcel location,
acreage, bounds, features, condition, etc.]
2. The term of this lease shall be from _______________ to _____________________
except as terminated earlier according to the provisions below.
3. The tenant agrees to pay a lease fee to the landowner of $_______ per acre or
$_______ total, per year. The tenant agrees to pay such sum at the beginning of the
lease term and on the anniversary thereof unless otherwise mutually agreed. A late
penalty of up to [ ]%/month may be assessed on all late payments. This lease fee may
be renegotiated annually.
4. Permitted Uses: The tenant is permitted all normal activities associated with the above
purposes, including but not limited to:
The tenant agrees to employ standard best management practices. It shall not be
considered a default of this Lease if weather or other circumstance prevents timely
practices or harvesting.
5. Prohibited Uses: The tenant shall not, unless by mutual agreement to the contrary,
engage in any of the following activities on said parcel(s):
6. The tenant agrees to prepare an annual management plan for review by the landlord,
complete annual soil testing, and apply amendments as indicated at his/her own
expense. The tenant agrees to proper disposal of trash and waste. The tenant further
agrees:
7. The [landowner/tenant] agrees to pay all taxes and assessments associated with this
parcel.
8. The farmer agrees to provide the landowner with evidence of liability insurance
coverage.
9. Either party may terminate this lease at any time with _____ month notice to the other
party. The tenant agrees not to assign or sublease his/her interest.
10. The terms of this lease may be amended by mutual consent.
11. A default in any of these provisions by either party may be cured upon written notice
by the other party within ____ days of receipt of such notice. Any disputes occurring
from this lease may be resolved by standard mediation practices, if necessary.
12. Landowner retains his/her right to access the parcel(s) for the purposes of inspection
with prior notification to the tenant.
13. Other special terms and conditions in this lease:
signed:
_________________________________________date______________________
________________________________________ date______________________
Attachments may include:
• Plan of land
• NRCS or other Farm Conservation Plan
• Proof of insurance
• Other documents as mutually agreed
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