Quiet Title Actions: An Overview

Most people never hear of a Quiet Title action until they’re in the midst of one.  Here at Jordan + Pascale, P.L. one of our main focuses is Quiet Title actions.  Because we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of effort, the following is an overview of Quiet Title actions in the State of Florida.

What is a Quiet Title Action?

A Quiet Title action is a civil lawsuit brought in the circuit court to “quiet” any and all claims on a piece of real estate.  Essentially, Quiet Title actions are intended to establish an individual’s right to ownership of real property against one or more adverse claimants.  In other words, Quiet Title establishes who the true owner of a property is and resolves all issues, or “clouds” from the title.  These cases are filed in Circuit Civil court.

When are Quiet Title Actions Filed?

            Quiet Title actions are commonly utilized when there is some question as to the either the encumbrance or provenance of a real estate title – a fancy way of saying prior claims against a title such as liens or question as to the chain of ownership of a title.  Quiet Title actions are common following tax deed purchases of real estate, where there may exist any number of encumbrances against a title.  They are also common when purchasing from an estate after the death of an owner.

What is the Usual Timeframe for a Quiet Title Action?

            We here at Jordan + Pascale, P.L. pride ourselves on our ability to navigate Quiet Title Actions on our clients’ behalves both quickly and efficiently; however, as with all other litigation, the particulars of each case are unique and providing premier real estate services to our clients is our main priority.

If you are involved in a Quiet Title Action or believe you may be in the future, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our expert attorneys.  Jordan + Pascale, P.L. has years of experience assisting our clients in all areas of South Florida Real Estate – contact our office to find out how we can put our vast experience to work for you!