Javelin Man wrote:Would any of this potentially make the gun club liable for cleaning the toxic soil? Are they just setting themselves up for paying for an EPA disaster?
The landlord is ultimately responsible for his land. That's the beauty of a lease - absent contractual obligations to the contrary once the lease ends the former lessee is a stranger in the eyes of the law. In any event it sounds like this particular gun club will soon cease to legally exist.
Stepping back to think aloud more generally...
This whole thread has been about why a gun club not owning its premises is bad, bad, bad. On the other hand, the ability to walk away in the event of something like the property being hit by hostile political actors, being declared a nuisance or receiving an EPA demand letter is a plus.