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What is a quiet title action?

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2019 | Real Estate Law

In order to understand a quiet title action, a reader of this Nevada-based legal blog must first understand what it means to hold title to a parcel of land. A title is tool through, which an individual gains legal ownership of a piece of land and attains the right to use it for their intended purposes. When property changes hands so too does the title to that property and through a title search a person may learn the parameters of their land’s boundaries, who previously owned it and other important information.

While a title should be clear in its description, when it leaves out important facts, it may introduce ambiguity into just what the owner actually possesses. Questions raised by unclear or seemingly incomplete titles can lead to boundary disputes and other legal challenges concerning property owners’ rights under real estate law.

One way to get to the bottom of a dispute over title is to file a quiet title action. A quiet title action places the dispute in the hands of the court to work out. While in some situations, property owners may wish to work out on their own any questions that are raised by problems with their property titles, other cases may be better suited to litigation and resolution through the court system.

Before filing a quiet title action, a Nevada resident should consider speaking with a real estate attorney about their problems. It may be possible to work out suitable solutions without going to court, but as with all legal matters, readers should not rely on the information contained in this post as legal advice pertaining to their own situations.

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