Should a homeowner allow others to use property
RI own a home that sits on about one-anda-half acres that is very close to a high school. The back part of my plot is a 20,0000-square-foot plot that was a fallow cornfield when we moved in. The agricultural science teacher has asked me if I might allow the school to use it as a teaching garden. I know nothing of the legalities and practicalities of proceeding with implementing the idea. The plot has no separate entrance, and I am also worried about liabilities, not to mention my homeowner’s insurance. Do you have any advice for me in regards to this situation?
There is always a risk when allowing others access to your property. There can also be rewards. The idea sounds like a positive way to support the school, the students and the broader community by contributing the land use.
Meet with the teacher and explain that you are intrigued and that you would like to learn more before you can make a decision. Tell him you have some questions. Once you have met with the teacher, you will have some answers, or additional action steps the school must provide to advance the idea. Here are some questions to ask: