I recently leased 6 net mineral acres in 21-13N-9E to Hacienda and the lease was recorded in the Okfuskee County Courthouse on Jan. 8, 2015 as indicated at the OK County Records site.
I then received a letter from Hacienda dated Jan. 19, 2015 that indicates the following:
We are currently reviewing the status of our leasing efforts in this area. Accordingly, we are hereby withdrawing any proposals or offers, whether written or oral, regarding your mineral interests which may have been made prior to the date hereof. All outstanding verbal or written offers to enter into a lease are hereby revoked.
The lease was already officially recorded, so by my understanding, it is not "outstanding" and therefore cannot simply be revoked by a letter.
Has anyone else had this happen, and do you know what my rights are? I contacted Hacienda by phone (left a message) and sent an email to Jason Lowrey, the name on the "rescinding" letter, to ask for clarification. I will update here if/when I hear something back.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.