Residents of Summerwood and Colonial Estates additions in south Arlington have been scrambling to try and respond to lease offers they've received from Cheaha Land Services, which has been working Arlington on behalf of Carrizo Oil & Gas.
So, folks weren't happy when word got out that one of Cheaha's agents was removing fliers that the neighborhood had posted on homeowners' doors. One of the homeowners complained. The result: a Cheaha official confirmed Friday afternoon that the company dismissed an agent who was working as a contractor.
The agent's behavior was "not acceptable," a Cheaha official told Blogging the Barnett Shale. "That's not the reputation we want to uphold. There's no reason to take anyone's property. We do not contract out services to people that don't uphold our standards."
The Summerwood homeowners have also put out the word that homeowners should be wary of landmen delivering lease offers, then later calling homeowners to alert them to typos in the leases that needed to be corrected by the company. The neighborhood suggested that was a high-pressure tactic to confuse homeowners into signing.
The Cheaha official said that isn't the case. The official said the only errors "I'm aware of" were clarifications in legal descriptions that needed to be dealt with to ensure the leases were good.