Selling your mineral rights is an appealing idea, but how do you know if you should? If you are a landowner, the idea of selling your mineral rights may have crossed your mind and these days, with the prices for minerals steadily increasing, it may be a good time to consider doing so.
Are you interested in selling some or all your interests? Maybe you want to diversify your assets. Pay for college. Prepare for retirement. Pay off debt.
You’re not alone.
Many mineral rights holders do not have the sentimental attachment to the land, as today’s estates have already been divided among heirs. Leasing of minerals has made exploration more attractive to companies. Some believe that mineral values are at an all-time high—predicting that the future will see a decline in the dependence on hydrocarbons.
If you are considering selling your mineral rights to an oil and gas company, it is important to understand what your options are. You may think your only option is to sell all your rights at once, but that is not the case. You have the option to sell only a portion of your rights and retain the remainder of your mineral rights to pass on to your children or sell later depending on what your needs are.
When? How? Here are a few questions you’ll need answers to:
And once you’ve decided to move forward:
Reach out to the experienced oil and gas attorneys at Sweat Law Offices today to learn more about mineral rights and how to put your best foot forward in making your next steps.