Q: With a special warranty deed can you have a reservation without using the word excepting or reserving if there's a lease
A: Your question seems to ask whether the type of deed impacts the ability to reserve a mineral interest (not given to the grantee). The answer is no, any type of deed can reserve a mineral interest. Also there is no requirement that there be a current lease in order to reserve a mineral interest. You should have an attorney review a contract and/or deed.
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