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Quiet Title Actions

If you’ve bought or inherited property, you assume that you are the rightful owner of that property. However, it’s not uncommon for someone to find themselves in a position where others are making claims that they have ownership over said property. This is a stressful situation to be involved in and something you’ll need an experienced real estate attorney to help you through. An action to quiet title, also known as quiet title actions, is a lawsuit intended to settle disputes and determine who the rightful owner of the property is. If someone else is claiming the property that you believe to be rightfully yours, you’ll need to file a quiet title action.

Don’t go into this unprepared. You want to protect your property, which is why you need Tressler & Associates. Our Tennessee real estate attorneys will guide you through this process to help settle claims to the title.

How Do Quiet Title Actions Work?

When other parties challenge or claim a title, it’s known as a clouded title. When there are no disputes over the title, it’s known as a clear title. You can file a quiet title action when you’re dealing with a clouded title in an effort to “quiet” the claims against it. Defendants will be notified of the lawsuit, who can then argue why they believe they should have ownership of the property. The court will decide who the legal owner is.

In some cases, the defendants may not respond to notifications of the lawsuit, settling any disputes and making the plaintiff the legal owner. After buying real estate, some may file a quiet title action even if there are no disputes over the property to prevent any claims in the future. If you file a quiet title action and win, you’ll be protected from future claims of ownership against the property.

When Are Quiet Title Actions Necessary?

There are various situations when someone may need to file a title action claim. A few examples of when someone may need to consult with a real estate attorney to determine if they need to file a quiet title action.

A few common reasons someone may file a quiet title action include:

  • When someone needs to show that they are the legal owner of a property when adverse possession, or “squatters’ rights” is a concern.
  • When there are concerns over possible heirs to the property after the previous owner passes away.
  • To solve problems regarding easements and property disputes.
  • To settle problems regarding past liens and mortgages.
  • After buying property that has been unoccupied for a significant amount of time.
  • When there is a quitclaim deed.

Contact a Real Estate Attorney for Help Today

Disputes over who owns a property can be extremely stressful, and if this is something you’re going through, you want to put an end to it. At Tressler & Associates, we can help if there are concerns over who the legal owner of a property is. We know how difficult this situation can be, and are here to give you the guidance you need to show that you’re the rightful owner.

Contact Tressler & Associates to learn more about quiet title actions and how we can help clear up any issues regarding ownership and titles.

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