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Q: Can you put a lean on mineral rights in Tennessee? If so, what are the implications, procedures, and requirements?

2 Lawyer Answers
Kevin Christopher
Kevin Christopher
Answered
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: There's no straightforward answer without more of the story. For instance, a recent Tennessee case involved a dispute as to whether sandstone qualified as a mineral. Also, in order to qualify you would likely need to have provided some sort of services in connection with the mineral in order to attach to proceeds from its exploitation.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: A judgment lien can encumber mineral rights and may be levied for execution at a sale.

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