Molly and the Mango Harvesters @Bud Brown. -Retired in the Philippines. December 5, 2020

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TRUE or FALSE? Just because the house that you are renting has some fruit trees on the land, doesn’t mean you can have the fruit. At least that’s been the experience where we’ve lived. How about where you live? I’m curious to know. @Bud Brown. -Retired in the Philippines. December 5, 2020
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  1. if you rent a farm the fruits and vetgibels are for the owner, not the renter hahaha bud, maby you look philippins law republic act nr 386BOOK2, good luck bud….

  2. Here in Malaysia when we rent a house is actually just to stay in the house the property still belongs to the owner but the owner should have the courtesy to allow the tenant to enjoy the fruits that are available in the yard at the same time too. It’s more appropriate for the tenant asking permission first, from the landlord if it is ok to plug them when fruits season 😄😄

  3. Bud, we might have something to discuss if you had planted that mango tree, but, assuming it was there when you arrived, the owner has the right to the fruit, unless you negotiated a different arrangement in your lease. I’m sure you have a residential lease, not a farming lease. Consider this: If they found a vein of gold underneath that mango tree, who would have the rights to the gold, you or the landlord? The landlord would, of course! Consider those mangoes juicy gold!

  4. I don’t know how it works in the Philippines but you rent the property not just the house. If you just rented the house then your dogs wouldn’t be allowed on the property….

  5. Well here in the land of oz if you rent a house and land the fruit is yours to unless there is a clause in the lease stating otherwise. If you rent a condo or town house with a body corporate then the fruit belongs to the body corporate and its up to them how its distributed or sold. But that doesn’t help you in the Philippines

  6. Just had a conversation with a lawyer friend in Cebu. The easy easy to answer this is, are you responsible for the maintenance of the land? Eg. Do you have to maintain the garden where the trees are? If you do then the fruit is yours. If on the other hand your landlord looks after the garden (cutting grass etc.) then the fruit is the landlords. You see if you cut the grass and look after the garden (or pay someone to do it) then you are responsible for the costs or income for the garden. If the landlord looks after the garden maintenance then they are responsible for the costs and income. He also said that by telling them you effectively gave them the money no matter if they were entitled to it or not. 😂

  7. Now I want to know what the legal answer is, would need to ask a lawyer for that. I would guess that since you don’t own the tree and didn’t rent the property for agricultural purposes you wouldn’t be entitled to sell the mangoes unless the landlord says it’s ok. Of course my legal background is just watching the People’s Court and Judge Mathis on TV so what do I know. Lol

  8. Bud, I love your videos. I would think YOU would be entitled to the fruits BUT then again rules are different for all countries. Oh and you were missed, we are looking for videos daily…lol

  9. It all depends on the lease! Is there a Codice allowing Lessee to collect/enjoy the fruit? if not, the product of the property belongs to the Owner!

  10. That is a very good question Bud, Well I guess if you rent and you take care of the Tree, Maintenance, Trimming Etc. you should be entitled to some of the fruit especially if the Owner doesn’t come and get his share, it’s better for someone to eat them than to see them rot. If you are maintaining the yard they should your REWARD!

  11. Here in Australia whatever is in the yard is yours to use and maintain. It’s about the only right the tenant seems to have here. Every 3 months we have property inspections and depending on agent as to what that entails.Years ago it was to see if any maintenance needs doing but now it seems its almost just to see if the house is still clean. I feel if the rent is always paid on time then we should not need to let agents into our home every 3 months. Sorry rant over and Rob out.

  12. Hi Bud, my wife says thats the rules in rented accomodation in the Phils, ie, any existing fruit or coconut tree’s or any other plants such as corn etc, remain the property of the owner. Having said that, you should have been informed of this before you moved in. Bob.

  13. Yep most folk I know in PI who rent a house with fruit trees in the yard ,pick and eat it them ,I can’t think why you would ask the owner but of course if you do he will of course take advantage to get more money , give an inch and a mile will be taken ,if you know what I mean . stay safe

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