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#5395863 - 11/03/14 10:36 AM lawyer.....
davvy Offline

Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Ft Worth
as some of you know I've been having trouble with a lost lease and had to contact a lawyer. now I might have just found a lease for next year and was thinking about having said lawyer look over the lease agreement before signing.. Do ya'll think it would be worth the money or should I just trust my gut since this land owner is someone I know and has an honest reputation? It would cost about $200-350 depending on ifhe thinks it needs work.

good friend is buying his own land for cattle and hunting so his fathers place will be opening up.

#5395948 - 11/03/14 10:59 AM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
deedeetaylor Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 382
Loc: Ft. Worth, TX
A deer lease for me is a personal deal, not a business deal. If I think the owner is being square with me, then I'd just go with it. I'm just trying to hunt and I don't want a lawyer or a court to be part of my experience.
"The surest sign that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."

#5396118 - 11/03/14 11:48 AM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
Nogalus Prairie Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 23302
Loc: Corsicana
I am a lawyer. I no longer review personal contracts. Here's why: if you really do your job in making a contract clear and covering even most of the contingencies that may arise, then the contract gets fairly long in a hurry. People don't really want that. I quickly tired of hearing "Well, I don't think that would happen/he would do that."

Then, why are you hiring me to draw up a contract?

Yet, I knew if something DID happen the client would immediately be mad it was not covered in the contract. A real Catch-22.

Thus,I pretty much agree with what deedeetaylor just said.
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.

#5396141 - 11/03/14 11:57 AM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
davvy Offline

Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Ft Worth
I would normally agree with that I guess I'm just shell shocked after getting screwed out of my lease this year.

thanks for the advice

#5396205 - 11/03/14 12:19 PM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
wood1378 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/24/14
Posts: 20
Loc: West Texas
I think it's a no brainer to use an attorney these days. Believe me I wish a handshake meant as much as it used but it seems that's no longer the reality. Why not pool you a couple of THF's or other friends to create a standardized agreement with the help of an attorney? Just a thought.

#5397652 - 11/03/14 09:33 PM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 17465
Loc: Uranus
I only do business with a handshake. And pay as i hunt.
If they dont follow through, the payment will stop too.

I never prepay for an entire year.

Edited by beaversnipe (11/03/14 09:34 PM)

#5403897 - 11/06/14 07:27 PM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
Bildo Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 1270
Loc: Dfw
Seems to me you will be signing the land owners lease not him signing yours. I lease houses and if you don't like my lease I'd tell you to find another house. I would suspect it to be the same with a hunting lease.

#5407199 - 11/08/14 04:26 PM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
bigpigtx Offline

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 163
Loc: Waco
Even if you have a solid lease contract what is your recourse? You're gonna have to go to court in your landowners county. Good luck with that. There will also be plenty of big city jackwagons that will lease it if you leave. Only lease for a year, treat it like you own it, dont invest too much in it, and lesson learned if you get burned. Reputation goes far on both sides.

#5407270 - 11/08/14 05:10 PM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
dgilbert Offline
6 pack abs

Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 19099
No I would not get a lawyer involved. You would have a 100 page lease contact to protect both side and cover all issues. You take a revised lease contract to a older land owner or any land owner, he's going to tell you "see ya" before you even step foot on the place. And if a land owner knew you contacted a attorney basically for anything, you probably be told to find another place. Getting kicked off a place is a gamble we all take every year and all year, a lease agreement is a piece of paper only.

#5407612 - 11/08/14 08:37 PM Re: lawyer..... [Re: davvy]
Brother in-law Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 26839
That money would fill 2 feeders for a year

Keep it simple and use sense


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