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A quiet title action can enhance your property’s marketability

On Behalf of | May 21, 2024 | Real estate transactions

When selling your home, you want to make the most out of the deal and get the best value for your property.  A quiet title action can help you achieve this by clearing any uncertainties or disputes about the property’s ownership. 

This legal process is aimed at establishing legal ownership of a property by clearing any existing third-party claims about the property’s ownership.

How a quiet title action works

A quiet title action works by bringing all interested parties to court to resolve any disputes or uncertainties regarding the property’s ownership.  If there are any pending claims or liens, the court will review the evidence, hear arguments from everyone and issue a judgment determining the property’s rightful owner.

The court will declare you the property’s rightful owner if you prevail in a quiet title action. When this happens, no one can lay claim to your property and dispute your legal ownership.

The benefits of a quiet title action

No one wants to buy a property whose ownership is unclear. Removing doubts or uncertainties about this with a quiet title action can make your home attractive to potential buyers, and you are more likely to get a better deal with a clear title.

A quiet title action also protects you from future claims to the property, which can ensure a smooth closing process. You do not want to run into issues when transferring ownership to the buyer due to unresolved claims affecting the property.

It’s worth noting that a quiet title action can be a complex process whose outcome will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Reaching out for legal guidance can help ensure everything goes smoothly and your property’s title is clear.