I hired a title company to search for the chain of title to the property.
The owner of the title company said he would do a day’s work of title research for $300.00.
He was supposed to call after performing the one day of research.
Received an email today that his cell phone wasn’t working but he was emailing me as to his results.
He didn’t provide anything.
He said he wasn’t charging me anything.
He told me that he had connections with employees of EQT and would see if they could help him with info after he had performed a day’s research.
He basically tried to persuade me to sign with EQT and opined what a good company they are.
I will stand my ground and not sign until I can find out my net mineral acres and the chain of title.
An individual,(unknown to us) had signed a lease with EQT as having full mineral rights ownership around 45 years ago.
EQT is wanting to drill and they have found a cloud on the mineral rights title as such that they have discovered my family has mineral rights ownership and have contacted us wanting us to ratify the old lease and amend it.
EQT has not provided the chain of title and we will not sign until we have it.