hi- my father owned lots in eddy county - i have the notice of values from the assessor office. he has sold the lots but still has the mineral rights. how can i be sure? thank you whitney
Read the deed of sale. If he sold the surface and retained the mineral rights specifically, then he has them. If he did not reserve them, then they may have gone with the sale. You may need to contact an attorney for clarification. Many folks inadvertently sell their minerals without meaning to.