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how do I know If I own my mineral rights in Pa.

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how do I know If I own my mineral rights in Pa.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Tina replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for contacting our JA team for guidance.

You deed should indicate that you own the property in "fee simple" if you own rights to the land and mineral rights. If it does not, then you would need to go to the register of deed's office and request a chain of title search to see when the rights were severed and who owns the mineral rights.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I was told that just because the DEED says fee simple it does not mean I own the mineral rights
Expert:  Tina replied 6 years ago.
Fee simple means you own the entire bundle of rights. That is the very definition of fee simple.

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