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When a quiet title action is necessary

On Behalf of | Nov 11, 2021 | Real Estate Law |

A quiet title action typically won’t provide fast results in a Florida real estate matter. These suits are complex because of disputes in property ownership. A quiet title action is intended to prove someone as the owner of real property, which calls for a court to receive a case and then serve a defendant with papers. Both the plaintiff and defendant have 20 days to correspond to this suit.

Amended defects

In real estate, the title of a property may be legally binding, but it might also be inaccurate. An error as small as a typo could render a legal document invalid. Due to the defects a real estate title could have, you might need to make amendments for delinquent taxes or trash an illegal deed.

Transferred interest

The conflict behind interests in real estate comes from the question of who’s liable. During a quiet title hearing, the past owner may, for example, be prosecuted for placing the burden of their due interests on a new owner. The new owner, being the plaintiff in this example, files a suit in order for the prior owner to handle the interests that their personal loans require of them.

Keeping property claims in mind

Overall, your decision to take action to amend a title is about reserving your claim to real property. Without removing past property claims during your case, the lienholder of the prior owner might hold a claim on something that’s yours. This is why learning more about the process before you begin is wise. Taking legal action to “quiet” a title can protect your interest in real estate, which is your right to have no other claims on what’s yours.

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