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Quiet Title

Definition - What does Quiet Title mean?

Quiet title refers to the sole and exclusive ownership of real property. Quiet title actions are commenced to resolve questions and challenges over disputed property. The end result of a quiet title action is a declaration by a court that one party holds title to real property and other parties do not.

Justipedia explains Quiet Title

The term "quiet title" arises from the end result of a quiet title action. One party’s claim to ownership is declared officially valid by the courts, and other parties’ claims to ownership are “quieted.”

Quiet title actions are used whenever there is a controversy over real property ownership. These cases can be incredibly complex, involving historical and documentary research reaching back decades and even centuries. At the end of a quiet title action, however, the court declares that one party is the true owner of the real property.

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