What do I need to know about mineral rights?

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The most important point to understand about mineral rights is this: If the seller owns any mineral rights they automatically transfer to the buyer unless they are reserved and held by the seller. The value and existence of mineral rights are not easily determined.

Real Estate Agents, Appraisers and Title Company’s do not provide information regarding the ownership of mineral rights and associated terms and leases. Sometimes the seller has this information. We are often directed to hire a “Land Man” to research mineral rights. Title commitments do not include information about mineral rights. In most situations, the transference of mineral rights is negotiated in the terms of the sales contract.

We help you understand the right questions to ask regarding mineral rights, contract addendum’s, and what to do about mineral rights.

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