Q: Farmer is threatening to rip out posts he installed on rented ground if we don't sell the ground to only him. Legal?
We paid for the fence that houses his livestock. And paid hour wages to install the fence. We also did not charge rent in the earlier years because our livestock ran with his. So he's been compensated for the posts but he still is threatening if we don't sell it to him then he will just rip out anything he's done. We even still offer to pay for the posts he installed but still won't budge he just keeps threatening us. Is it legal for him to tear out the fence? How do we go about this? It's also worth to note he is past due on said rent.
A: The landlord and tenant's duties to each other are defined under Nebraska law but are often more specifically defined in a written landlord-tenant agreement. What a tenant can do to install improvements or remove improvements on the property they are renting depends heavily on what this agreement states and what other agreements the parties may have made. For such a fact-based analysis you would need to hire an attorney to advise you of your rights in your specific situation.
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