Sorry I posted in the wrong place the first time - I am new to forum.
Landmen in our area are offering $3000 to sign lease with a promise of "the rest of the bonus" in 14 days. They are honest about planning to "sell the lease" to someone else who has money, i.e., investors. I think there is a risk in giving them the originally signed lease without gettin all the bonus simultaneously. Others think that not getting the full bonus would invalidate the lease. What do you think?