Should a clause to audit any type of production and costs of any kind attributed to the Lessor be included in a lease? If not, how can I tell if these items are honestly accessed?
Yes, audit rights are frequently placed in the leases of sophisticated landowners. If you have enough acreage to "drive the bus" so to speak, then you should have no real issue with audit rights.
Not sure how much acreage is enough to “drive the bus” lol - I have 300 acres. What do you think?