What is quiet title?

Quiet Title

An action to quiet title is a lawsuit brought in a court having jurisdiction over land disputes, in order to establish a party's title to real property against anyone and everyone, and thus "quiet" any challenges or claims to the title.

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Title (property) - Applications
... a sophisticated private property system, documents of title are commonly used for real estate, motor vehicles, and some types of intangible property ... In some cases, a title can also serve as a permanent legal record of condemnation of property, such as in the case of an automobile junk or salvage title ... In the case of real estate, the legal instrument used to transfer title is the deed ...
Quiet Title - Limitations
... Unlike acquisition through a deed of sale, a quiet title action will give the party seeking such relief no cause of action against previous owners of the ... Quiet title actions do not “clear title” completely ... the purpose of clearing a particular, known claim, title defect, or perceived defect ...

Famous quotes containing the words title and/or quiet:

    That title of respect
    Which the proud soul ne’er pays but to the proud.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    When the whole world is writing letters, it’s easy to lap into the quiet within, tell the story of an hour, keep alive the narrating inner life. To be alone in the presence of one’s thought is not a value, only a common practice.
    Vivian Gornick (b. 1935)