Definition of "Emblements"

Annual crops raised by a land tenant and treated as the tenants property. The tenant has the right to the emblements, even after the lease has expired. The tenant has the right to harvest the emblements cultivated even once the property is taken away.

Emblements can sometimes cause problems when buying or selling a home. Since emblements are passed down to the heir if a tenant dies the crops can continue to belong to someone other than the ower. Emblements are only annual crops or those which require labor so it is advisable to ask your agent to provide you with exact documents clarifying the status of the land and crops.

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