What is the purpose of a quiet title action?

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2023 | Real Estate Law

Suppose you have a property that you wish to sell, but there are issues with its title. It could be due to an outstanding third-party claim on the property or anything else that casts doubts on the legal owner of the property.

If you are in such a situation, it can be hard to find willing buyers or even borrow against your property due to the clouds on its title. No one wants to deal with a property with unresolved issues due to the associated risk of loss. This is where a quiet title action can help.

A quiet title action helps resolve title disputes

A quiet title action is a legal proceeding to clarify and resolve any outstanding doubts over ownership of the property.

Once you file a quiet title action, a judge will assess the legitimacy of any claims on it before issuing a judgment.

Should you prevail in the quiet title action, the title will be declared “quiet.” As such, it can no longer be challenged because you are now the legally recognized owner.

A clear title will give you peace of mind

If you have clouds on the title of your property and are contemplating a quiet title action, it is best to seek qualified assistance. The legal procedures and red tape involved in such court actions can complicate everything, especially if you do not know where to begin.

However, it’s worth every effort. With a clear title, you can rest easy knowing that no outstanding claims could affect your ownership rights of the property.