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Q: Mineral rights ownership required to merge two parcels?

A neighbor has an ingress egress ROW through my property to his unimproved wooded property. I was thinking of making an offer on his ground and merging it with my own to remove the ROW. Would I also have to obtain all of the mineral rights to do so? Also, if I cannot obtain the mineral rights,... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 20, 2018

It depends on when and how the ROW was granted and to whom and for what. The owner of mineral rights might retain the ROW. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to find a local real estate attorney familiar with mineral rights to review the deeds, easements, and any other documents of title to advise you.

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Q: The bank will not turn on the water or gas for our inspections contingency. Is this legal?

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 14, 2017

Consult with the seller. If the seller does not make arrangements with the utilities to allow you to make a full inspection, then you can terminate the contract under your contingency prior to its expiration. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local real estate attorney to assist you with the... Read more »

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Q: Plaintiff filed a MSJ against co-defendant to quiet a title. Can I file an opposition? If yes, how?

Plaintiff filed a MSJ against co-defendant to quiet a title with respect to a disputed oil and gas royalty in Plaintiffs name, but it should be quieted in my name as well as I am owner of 1/3 mineral rights (plaintiff has the other 2/3). Can I file an opposition to the MSJ even though it wasnt... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 21, 2017

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult an Ohio attorney who does real estate litigation involving mineral rights to review the situation and advise what to do. If a motion has been filed, there are time limits involved in responding. If you are not a party to the lawsuit, then you need to file. So... Read more »

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