Texas Mineral and
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU WANT TO LEASE A TRACT OF LAND OR PAY ROYALTIES, BUT THE OWNER IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND?
If a mineral or royalty owner is truly unlocatable, Texas law provides a mechanism to appoint a Receiver to either negotiate a lease covering the missing owner’s interest or to receive royalty payments on their behalf. But before a Receiver can be appointed, the lessee is going to have to meet a number of legal hurdles to demonstrate good faith.
Download the HELG paper to find out more about what is required before you can appoint a receiver in the case of a missing or unlocatable owner.
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