Landowners and Neighbors
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Emerald Energy and Exploration Land Company (“Emerald Energy”) takes pride in representing our clients with a highly skilled and knowledgeable land team. During clients’ projects, we also ensure property owners have a voice and are kept apprised of the project and how it will affect their property, from beginning to end.
Emerald Energy’s team of experienced and dedicated land professionals are here to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. Our team is made up of hard working members of your community who realize that landowners, business owners, and fellow community members are essential to Emerald Energy’s success and, more importantly, the success of a project. If you wish to speak with an Emerald Energy representative, please give us a call at the number below. You may also complete the form below and an Emerald Energy representative with knowledge of the specific project affecting your property will contact you.
For Immediate Assistance Please Call: 1-606-949-1517
Landowner Frequently Asked Questions
Emerald Energy & Exploration Land Company, Inc. (“Emerald Energy”) is a professional land service brokerage that focuses on linear energy transportation projects throughout the United States. One of our main services is to work in conjunction with utility companies, and private oil and gas companies, to acquire “right of way” (ROW) necessary for them to transport their products.
A right of way (ROW) is a type of agreement that allows a person or entity to pass through another’s land. For example, in the case of an electric transmission line, the ROW is a strip of land the electric utility uses to construct, maintain, or repair a large power line. The ROW easement is the legal document signed by the landowner that allows the utility to enter onto the land, build and/or maintain the power structure, and keep the ROW clear of vegetation, buildings, and other structures that could interfere with line.
Yes, it will be recorded at the county courthouse along with the survey exhibit outlining the ROW specifications.
Absolutely. Activities permitted within the easement area include farming, gardening, and any other use that does not interfere with the easement-holder’s operations.
Do offers to purchase a ROW easement include timber values? What will be done with the timber that is cut within the ROW?
Offers are based on a thorough review of land transfer values, which include timber. What is done with timber upon cutting can change from project to project, but in most cases the policy is to cut and let lay. That cut timber is still yours to do with it as you wish, so long as it does not interfere with construction or maintenance activities.
In ROW areas, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to attempt to provide notification before tree cutting maintenance work commences. This notification may be made via door hanger, telephone call, letter, in-person contact, or a combination of these methods. We also provide you with a single point of contact should you have questions or concerns about the upcoming work. We work diligently to provide prior notification before work commences but there may be extenuating circumstances that prevent us from reaching you. In these limited instances the tree cutting maintenance work will continue.
As part of any project, “due diligence” work will be performed to determine your property’s fair market value. This can be completed in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, property valuation and taxable acreage, comparable sales in the region, and appraisals. We then calculate this fair market value to a “per acre” price for the affected property in order to make you a fair and equitable offer for the requested ROW, access road, and easement.
It is generally required within the project’s approval and permitting process to include the reclamation plans for the affected tracts. To ensure you are happy with reclamation efforts, our professional land agents are available during and after the construction process to help rectify any questions or concerns you may have.
No, only the property affected by the ROW will be surveyed.
Yes, the easement will stay with the property unless a formal release is negotiated with the easement holder.
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YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR SUCCESS
Landowners, businesses, and people in the community are important to our projects’ success, from the very beginning through the end, and we are here to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. After all, when the project is completed we will still be your neighbors.