Quiet title actions involve a lawsuit to establish a title to property or remove ambiguities concerning the ownership of that property. This lawsuit will quit any challenges or claims to a title, hence the name "quiet title." There are other names for quiet titles, such as try titles, trespass to try titles or ejectment actions.
They can also be used to establish ownership of:
- Other properties
If you are dealing with a dispute about the title of your property, don't hesitate to contact an attorney at our Johnson County civil litigation firm today. Our team can assist you by researching your case, preparing and filing your claim, and giving notice to the correct parties. If your claim is contested, we can patiently help you to navigate the process of complex litigation.
How Quiet Titles Affect Real Estate
When it comes to real estate, quiet title issues normally involve a complaint that the title is defective. They can be brought by individuals asserting ownership or by non-possessory interests in land, such as individuals owning an easement.
Some of the reasons a quiet title action concerning real estate may be necessary are:
- Adverse possession where the new possessor sues to obtain the title in their own name
- Fraudulent conveyance of property due to a forced deed or coercion
- Torrens title registration
- Tax taking issues
- Boundary disputes between states, municipalities or private parties
- Surveying errors
- Competing claims inversion, remainders, lien holders or missing heirs
All of these confusing issues can be fixed with a quiet title. Consequently, it is important to have a trusted attorney to guide you through this process. Without a reliable lawyer, you may find that you are facing difficult issues that you can't understand on your own.
How Quiet Titles Affect Automobiles
Quiet titles are also frequently used to help individuals deal with vehicular ownership. Sometimes the state will refuse to register a vehicle because of confusion regarding the vehicle identification number (VIN.) An uncontested quiet title action can often bring clarity to the situation and the state will then register the vehicle.
|PLEASE NOTE that we can only do quiet title actions for vehicles to be titled in Kansas or Missouri.|
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