Out here our contracts are month to month, so when I need to change something I try to do it at least 1 month before the change will take effect and put a note in with that month's board bill. So, it's March 14, any changes would go in the April 1 board bill to take effect on May 1. If he's on month to month, then June 1 is quite generous notice.
And for the trailer fees, I think you need to decide if you even WANT those things on your property. I have my own trailers, trucks, tractors and equipment that is used to maintain this place and I keep them under cover so that they aren't too much of an eyesore. I don't have a covered storage for anymore trailers, so I would make the fees high enough that not too many would even want to leave their trailers here. ie, I'd be a bit more expensive than the local mini storage down the street, to make it more appealing for them to rent from the mini storage rather than to leave their trailers here. Or keep their trailers at home for free, if they can.
He says the land the trailers is on is right up next to the barn, that's prime real estate on any boarding facility. I'd certainly be able to use that for a grooming area, more pasture, hot walker, SOMETHING that would pay for itself in nicer facilities and thus, more attractive to boarders.
Last edited by Dreamcatcher Arabians; 03-14-2012 at 04:25 PM.