Real Property Bill in OH Legislature has Big Implications for O&G

A bill in the Ohio Senate, SB 257 (copy below), would have a “substantial effect” on determining whether or not you have a good title in a real property transaction. Which may sound rather boring, like watching paint dry. Except in this case, the changes to the real property law may have a profound impact on oil and gas interests in Ohio–impacting mineral rights that are part of a property. The changes being proposed under SB 257 expand the scope of what kinds of “defects” in a title that can be “cured,” and reduces the amount of time a title can be contested from 21 years down to 4 years…

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