What is a Quiet Title Case
The act of Quieting Title on real property is intended to produce clear and marketable title. If a property’s title is not clear and marketable it likely has a title defect, also known as a “cloud.” Title defects are called clouds because the defect may obscure the property’s true owner or reflect that a party has an interest in property when it actually does not.
Clouds on title are often discovered when property is being sold. Sellers almost always have a contractual obligation to transfer clear title to the buyer. As a result, the seller obtains a title insurance company to search the property’s title history. If a cloud on title appears, it may need to be resolved with a case to Quiet Title. The court then determines whether or not the cloud is a legitimate claim on the property. If the cloud is not legitimate, the court issues an order removing the cloud from the property’s title history.
Having a good attorney can help further understand how to Quiet Title and whether it is necessary to resolve any clouds on your property’s title. Contact the Law Office of Andrew Szocka, P.C. at (815) 455-8430.