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if you purchase agricultural land but the mineral rights have

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if you purchase agricultural land but the mineral rights have been sold can you buy the rights back and if not is that person permitted to mine your land whenever they choose and without additional payment
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  wingrovebuyer replied 4 years ago.
Hello. This will entirely depend on the wording of the reservation by which the minerals were retained by a previous owner (it's unlikely they were sold, rather the land was sold and the minerals retained). In the worst case scenario for the landowner, the mineral owner will have full rights to work the minerals without leaving support or paying compensation. This does happen, but it's more likely the minerals and working rights are reserved, but subject to the payment of compensatinfor damage to the surface land if they are worked. Do you have the wording of the reservation?
Expert:  wingrovebuyer replied 4 years ago.
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