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Q: Our mom died now my sister and I are the equal owners of her trust. I have a 25 year contract to farm the almonds

The lease states: “if the property is sold during the term of the lease the lease shall terminate and the lessee shall be entitled to the sum of $5000 per year for all years remaining on the lease as liquidated damages.”

If I buy the property before the lease is over does the trust owe... Read more »

Lubna Khan Jahangiri
Lubna Khan Jahangiri
answered on Mar 7, 2021

The language of the trust seems strange. It penalizes the lessee for lessor's actions, creating an ostensibly absurd result. I agree with the other lawyers. The trust documents need to be reviewed in their entirety in order to make sense.

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