Quiet Title Action

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Quiet Title Action

Description: A quiet title action is a court action to determine the true owner of a property. The purpose is to "quiet the title", especially if there is a dispute about the true owner, so that any clouds on the title will be removed and the title is clear.

It is also used in cases where there might be an adverse claim by parties that cannot be found. For example, in a case where a prior owner may have caused a technical defect in the title, but has died and no heirs can be found.

A quiet title action is filed in court that has jurisdiction over the property, and amongst other things public notices are required to be published attempting to find any individuals who may have a claim to the property.

Quiet title does not necessarily clear the title completely, and can be a complicated legal process lasting months.

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