Tex. Prop. Code Section 5.151
Disclosure in Offer to Purchase Mineral Interest


(a)

A person who mails to the owner of a mineral or royalty interest an offer to purchase only the mineral or royalty interest, it being understood that for the purpose of this section the taking of an oil, gas, or mineral lease shall not be deemed a purchase of a mineral or royalty interest, and encloses an instrument of conveyance of only the mineral or royalty interest and a draft or other instrument, as defined in Section 3.104 (Negotiable Instrument), Business & Commerce Code, providing for payment for that interest shall include in the offer a conspicuous statement printed in a type style that is approximately the same size as 14-point type style or larger and is in substantially the following form:
BY EXECUTING AND DELIVERING THIS INSTRUMENT YOU ARE SELLING ALL OR A PORTION OF YOUR MINERAL OR ROYALTY INTEREST IN (DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY BEING CONVEYED).

(b)

A person who conveys a mineral or royalty interest as provided by Subsection (a) may bring suit against the purchaser of the interest if:

(1)

the purchaser did not give the notice required by Subsection (a); and

(2)

the person has given 30 days’ written notice to the purchaser that a suit will be filed unless the matter is otherwise resolved.

(c)

A plaintiff who prevails in a suit under Subsection (b) may recover from the initial purchaser of the mineral or royalty interest the greater of:

(1)

$100; or

(2)

an amount up to the difference between the amount paid by the purchaser for the mineral or royalty interest and the fair market value of the mineral or royalty interest at the time of the sale.

(d)

The prevailing party in a suit under Subsection (b) may recover:

(1)

court costs; and

(2)

reasonable attorney’s fees.

(e)

A person must bring a suit under Subsection (b) not later than the second anniversary of the date the person executed the conveyance.

(f)

The remedy provided under this section shall be in addition to any other remedies existing under law, excluding rescission or other remedies that would make the conveyance of the mineral or royalty interest void or of no force and effect.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1200, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Source: Section 5.151 — Disclosure in Offer to Purchase Mineral Interest, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PR/htm/PR.­5.­htm#5.­151 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

5.001
Fee Simple
5.002
Failing as a Conveyance
5.003
Partial Conveyance
5.004
Conveyance by Authorized Officer
5.005
Aliens
5.006
Attorney’s Fees in Breach of Restrictive Covenant Action
5.007
Vendor and Purchaser Risk Act
5.008
Seller’s Disclosure of Property Condition
5.009
Duties of Life Tenant
5.010
Notice of Additional Tax Liability
5.011
Seller’s Disclosure Regarding Potential Annexation
5.012
Notice of Obligations Related to Membership in Property Owners’ Association
5.013
Seller’s Disclosure of Location of Conditions Under Surface of Unimproved Real Property
5.014
Notice of Obligations Related to Public Improvement District
5.015
Prohibited Fees
5.016
Conveyance of Residential Property Encumbered by Lien
5.019
Notice of Water Level Fluctuations
5.020
Easements Restricting Possession of Firearms or Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited
5.021
Instrument of Conveyance
5.022
Form
5.023
Implied Covenants
5.024
Encumbrances
5.025
Wood Shingle Roof
5.026
Discriminatory Provisions
5.027
Correction Instruments: Generally
5.028
Correction Instruments: Nonmaterial Corrections
5.029
Correction Instruments: Material Corrections
5.030
Correction Instrument: Effect
5.041
Future Estates
5.042
Abolition of Common-law Rules
5.043
Reformation of Interests Violating Rule Against Perpetuities
5.061
Definition
5.062
Applicability
5.063
Notice
5.064
Seller’s Remedies on Default
5.065
Right to Cure Default
5.066
Equity Protection
5.067
Placement of Lien for Utility Service
5.068
Foreign Language Requirement
5.069
Seller’s Disclosure of Property Condition
5.070
Seller’s Disclosure of Tax Payments and Insurance Coverage
5.071
Seller’s Disclosure of Financing Terms
5.072
Oral Agreements Prohibited
5.073
Contract Terms, Certain Waivers Prohibited
5.074
Purchaser’s Right to Cancel Contract Without Cause
5.076
Recording Requirements
5.077
Annual Accounting Statement
5.078
Disposition of Insurance Proceeds
5.079
Title Transfer
5.080
Liability for Disclosures
5.081
Right to Convert Contract
5.082
Request for Balance and Trustee
5.083
Right to Cancel Contract for Improper Platting
5.084
Right to Deduct
5.085
Fee Simple Title Required
5.087
Additional Provisions: Certain Counties
5.0141
Notice Required Before Contract Execution
5.0142
Purchaser Signature Required
5.0143
Recording of Notice at Closing
5.0144
Reliance on Filed Service Plan
5.0145
Suits for Damages
5.151
Disclosure in Offer to Purchase Mineral Interest
5.152
Certain Purchases of Mineral or Royalty Interests Void
5.201
Definitions
5.202
Certain Private Transfer Fee Obligations Void
5.203
Notice Requirements for Continuation of Existing Private Transfer Fee Obligations
5.204
Additional Compliance Requirement: Timely Acceptance of Fees Paid Under Existing Private Transfer Fee Obligations
5.205
Disclosure of Existing Transfer Fee Obligation Required in Contract for Sale
5.0205
Equitable Interest Disclosure
5.206
Waiver Void
5.207
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
5.0261
Removal of Discriminatory Provision from Recorded Conveyance Instrument
5.0621
Construction with Other Law
5.0622
Additional Applicability: Certain Counties

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

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