Posted 9/16/2020 17:33 (#8499206 - in reply to #8498958) Subject: RE: Leases pasture and allowing bird hunters
In Kansas, you are wrong. Oklahoma might be different, but I bet it's not.
"The right of possession. An agricultural lease represents an estate in land for a definite period of
time that is fixed in advance. The property interest that is conveyed to the tenant is the right of
possession. During the period of the tenancy, the owner of the land cannot use the land for the
landowner’s own purposes. For example, the landowner cannot hunt on the leased ground
without the permission of the tenant unless the landowner retained these rights in a written
Basically, the tenant has the right to make the decisions pertinent to farming the property,
including the crops that are to be planted, without input or interference from the landowner
(unless, of course, the lease is in writing and specifies otherwise), and shoulders the associated
responsibilities (such as the responsibility to maintain fences).2
However, the landowner may
enter the premises to make reasonable inspections, make repairs and/or installations, show the
premises to prospective buyers, collect rent, and deliver notice of termination to the tenant. "