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Reserving a Mineral Interest Without Saying So

Posted in Land Titles

It ‘s tough to find an interesting picture of a title dispute, so here’s a musical interlude.  You never can tell how the court will construe a complicated property deed.  Can the seller of land retain half of the minerals he owns in the property if he doesn’t actually reserve anything? Yes, he can, says Hunsaker v. Brown Distributing, Ltd….. Continue Reading

The Reservation Was Not in the Deed

Posted in Land Titles

The contract of sale for the property mentions that you, the seller, intend to reserve the hard minerals, but not the oil and gas beneath the property. The deed to close the transaction contains no reservation of anything.