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Mineral rights was returned to property owners in County.

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Mineral rights was returned...

Mineral rights was returned to property owners in Smith County. How can I add it to my deed?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

No!

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

Flint Texas in Smith County.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Original land purchase was in March 1980.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 5 months ago
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Welcome and thank you for your question. I will be the professional that will be assisting you. Who owns the mineral rights and this time?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
During the start of the Millennium, I noted an article stating the State of Texas was returning mineral rights to all Property Owners. Smith County confirmed this action. My property does not show up on any existing contract. I was verbally told that mineral rights was sold with this property. There is no deed or title but Smith County confirms my ownership and all taxes and fees have always been maintained since 1980. Original purchase was for $8200 for 3 small lots facing Derringer Dr. Lots were 45' X 65' in the project. I am the original buyer.
Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 5 months ago

You must have a deed that states that you own the mineral rights. What does you curremt deed state? Can you attach the deed?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I should have forced this issue back in 1980's. Teal Corporation made a mess for a lot of buyers. Class Action suits were left unanswered. Thank you for your attempt.
Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 5 months ago

Does Teal still hold the mineral rights?

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 5 months ago

You can try a quiet title action to regain the mineral rights.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 5 months ago

"Quiet Title of Mineral Interests. ... Without a quiet title action, the ownership of mineral rights may be contested. A quiet title can prevent a landowner from leasing their mineral rights, from receiving royalties, or from obtaining any sort of financial compensation from oil and gas development on their own property." http://www.oilandgasdisputes.com/Oil-Gas/Mineral-Rights/Quiet-Title-of-Mineral-Interests.aspx

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 5 months ago

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