Re: DCNR Lease Question
It's best to incorporate, or form a partnership, or LLC. Make absolutely certain you have bylaws. That said, a recent court case (a dispute about selling a camp) concerning a state lease camp now allows for a group to be on the lease. Now DCNR can do a lease with the XYZ Hunting Club, with John Doe as the agent, as long as they have 1- officers, and 2 – bylaws which were approved by the members, and contain provisions for settling disputes.
Prior to this case, legal wouldn’t let DCNR have an agreement with a group (XYZ Hunting Club), unless they were a “formal” group; DCNR had to do a single person who represented the group.
All that said, as cheap as it is, incorporate. And make absolutely sure you have good bylaws. Speaking from an extremely bitter experience, if this is not the case, you (or your kids or grandkids) are open to losing your camp to a dishonest member who's name is on the lease.