However, the Minister may, at his discretion or under such conditions as he considers appropriate, including the conditions of use or the manner in which the country concerned may be used, reject such an application, and if the Minister is satisfied that the land concerned cannot be used for agricultural purposes: and, after consultation with the administrator of the province in which the land is situated, to grant such a request under such conditions as that administrator may determine. The Minister`s application for approval must be submitted by the owner(s) of the land concerned and submitted on a local basis and accompanied by plans, documents and information that may be drawn up by the Minister. It is important that such a lease, entered into without the agreement of the Minister, be void. Daniel must therefore consider the duration of the lease before cancelling the lease with the neighbouring farmer to ensure that the lease is valid. Many farmers place leases every day without considering the financial impact and consequences that can be if a lease does not comply with the law. It is very important for Daniel to consult a lawyer to advise on this specific lease for part of the agricultural area, because the costs of such an operation and the risks associated with an invalid lease exist. What is important is that Daniel will not be able to lease part of the agricultural land for a period of 10 years or more without the agreement of the minister, because it is a division of agricultural land. Daniel is an innovative and successful young farmer who wants to expand his farms and start an apple plantation to produce apples for export. The only problem is that he does not own enough farmland to start this long and expensive process.

Daniel is now considering entering into a 20-year long-term lease in which he will lease a specified portion of the farm area (part of an office-registered farm) by a neighbouring farmer for that new farm. He wishes to ensure that the lease between him (the “tenant”) and the farmer who owns the land (the “lessor”) is valid and that it fulfills all aspects of the applicable law due to the high cost of inputs and the significant financial impact of such an operation. Here is an example of a land lease agreement that was designed by lawyers and can be downloaded, modified and used for free. By accessing or downloading this farm lease, you acknowledge and agree that Farm & Food Care Ontario is not liable for any damages of any kind resulting from your access to or use of the farm lease. . . .