What scenarios may require a quiet title action?

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2024 | Real Estate Disputes

Dealing with real estate disputes can be challenging, especially if they involve severe errors or problems that can impact the title and the owner’s rights. These conflicts often lead to lengthy legal procedures to help clarify the situation and determine an appropriate outcome, such as a quiet title action.

This type of lawsuit happens when someone wants to settle ownership disputes that may arise because of various issues. It may only be applicable in specific scenarios, such as the following:

  • When the property’s owner died before resolving ownership claims, causing problems when the property becomes part of an estate sale
  • When a lender has unresolved interest in the property even after settling the loan
  • When the property’s history shows periods with no apparent owner, allowing different parties to make claims on it
  • When there is a quitclaim deed on the property, expressing someone’s interest, but there is no guarantee that the title is free of defects
  • When somebody occupies the property without the owner’s consent, bringing about adverse possession
  • When resolving issues and conflicts involving the property’s boundary lines

Other situations can be relevant, depending on their details and other circumstances.

Knowing what to do about real estate disputes

Quiet title actions are not the only way to address real estate disputes. The most appropriate course of action can vary based on the situation and the information surrounding it. In these instances, seeking legal counsel can be helpful before taking legal action to settle a dispute. Having valuable legal guidance and insight can help you learn the most appropriate and effective remedies without wasting time or money on irrelevant options.