How does the “quiet title” process work?

And what properties are eligible?

Asked on July 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

An action to Quiet Title can arise in two different situations.  First, title issues may come from a lien, contract, judgment, or other such instrument filed against a property and you wish to clear the issue from the property.  

Another time an action to quiet title may be brought is where there may be an actual claim of possession on the property.  In other words, when it is not clear who legally owns the property.  I am not sure what you mean by what properties are eligible.  Generally any real property raises these issues.  Good luck.


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