1. We recently had a disagreement with a local farmer who damaged a field he was leasing from us by leaving cattle out on it all winter. He says he doesn’t have to reseed it because it is not mentioned in the lease? Could this be true? While the field has greened up again, it is not growing nearly the same volume of grass but that does not seem to bother the farmer leasing the field. There is one year of a seven-year lease left.

I would advise you to check a copy of your lease to see if a prohibition on out-wintering was included as a special condition. If it was and he did not comply with that provision, he can be said to be in breach of the lease. If it wasn’t included specifically, it might be covered in another clause.