When reading the story about the county recorder not wanting to accept help from the gas company to speed up the paperwork process of title research for the gas leases that are being sold it upset me.
My wife and I purchased a home back in mid September. This is the day after Christmas and we still do not have a deed in our hands. There is no mortgage on the property or any lien. We are new to the area and I assure you that where I came from there would not be a 3-1/2 month wait for people to get a deed or someone would be out of a job.
If the recorder is overwhelmed with lease transaction he should have been seeking help in any way it could be found. It has been very frustrating to wait and wait and wait for something that should have only taken a couple of weeks at most to complete.