Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Warns Landowners: Before Signing a Mineral Rights...

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Warns Landowners: Before Signing a Mineral Rights Lease, Check Your Mortgage

BALTIMORE, MD – October 20, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is warning landowners that signing a mineral rights lease could conflict with some requirements of their federally-approved home or farm mortgage. To ensure their homes and farms remain safe from legal entanglements, landowners should always check with their bank or mortgage lender before entering into a mineral rights lease.

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The Maryland Attorney General's Office has general charge, supervision and direction of the legal business of the State, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major departments, various boards, commissions, officials and institutions of State Government.

Douglas F. Gansler was elected on November 7, 2006, as Maryland’s 44th Attorney General. In that election, Mr. Gansler received the most votes of any candidate in the State of Maryland.

Contact:

Office of the Attorney General
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 576-6300
Toll-free: 1 (888) 743-0023
TDD: (410) 576-6372

Raquel Guillory
Phone: (410) 576 6357

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