I purchased the home in 6/2022. I wasn’t aware that the gas and electric were separate companies until 9/2022 when the previous owner reached out and wanted reimbursed for paying the gas bill from 6/2022-9/2022. She paid it for three months before saying anything. Do I legally have to pay her back?
The home sale contract that buyer and seller sign, typically specifies that seller must pay for utilities through the date of the closing of the sale, and afterward the buyer is responsible. You would have to pay only if she sues you, the court finds you liable, and enters a judgment against you...View More
You need to review your sales contract or mineral deed to determine the effective sate of the transfer. If the revenues are for before the effective date they would belong to you. If after the effective date, they belong to the buyer. If you cash the check and the revenues do not belong to you,...View More
Great Grandmother had five children. One son had property in Ohio and Colorado. The families oil royalties come from him in Colorado, however, he provided a portion to her in her lifetime. The family line of inheritance is down the five family lines. I inherited from two aunts, my father's... View More
If the determination of heirship describes your line, it will suffice regardless of who initiates the proceedings, provided it is properly done. Sometimes, depending on the value of the interest, oil companies will take affidavits rather than proceedings to determine heirs. Concerning your...View More
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,... View More
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.
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...View More
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... View More
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...View More
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