Brandon. I'd like to help you but I need specific facts. Did you (or your family) sign a lease or just receive an offer to lease? Did you receive a check? Or a draft? Big difference. It sounds as if you received a partial payment. That sounds like a top lease which is a lease that becomes effective when an existing lease expires. These are complicated issues and I can not help you if I do not have the factual details. Skip.
Hello! I hope the site is a place for you to learn, network and contribute. My name is Keith and I started the site in June of 2008 to open up lines of communication between landowners. Since then, we have grown to over 10,000 members.
There are a couple things you should check out. 1) Check out current discussions. 2) Join in on the County and Parish Groups. By joining a County or Parish, you are networking locally with people who share similar concerns.
Be sure to read up on how to navigate the site HERE. This will help you get the most out of the site.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More