Quiet Title Actions And Title Claims
Macon Quiet Title Actions Attorney
Based in Macon, Georgia, the real estate and land use attorneys at Lovett and Myers, LLC have significant experience in quiet title actions. We work with a range of clients, including commercial property owners, residential property owners, and developers who are seeking to begin construction on a vacant lot, amongst others.
What Exactly Is a Quiet Title Action?
The state of Georgia recognizes two different types of quiet title actions, conventional quiet title actions and what is known as a quiet title action against the world. There are some significant differences between the two. An experienced real estate attorney can review the options in great detail based on your needs and unique situation.
Conventional Quiet Title Action vs. Quiet Title Action Against the World
A quiet title action against the world requires the involvement of a Special Master appointed by the Georgia court, and determines property rights against people known or unknown. The Special Master that is appointed by the court is more costly from a financial perspective, but again, this type of action is broader in scope.
A conventional quiet title action is often used in situations where a property lien or other recorded interest or cloud on title needs to be cleared or removed and involves specific identified persons or entities. If a dispute is limited to just a few specific people and does not require a declaration of rights to all persons, then a conventional quiet title action may prove to be sufficient.
What Type of Disputes Necessitate Quiet Title Actions?
What documentation do you need to file a quiet title action?
It is often necessary to obtain a title search and title report showing a history of ownership interests in the property as well. Please keep in mind that every case is different and treated on an individual basis.
Is a quitclaim deed the same as a quiet title action?
A quiet title action is used to clear title and establish property rights creating certainty between people and entities. Hiring an attorney is also recommended for a transaction involving a quitclaim deed in order to adequately protect your interests, but don’t confuse the two processes. Each serves distinct purposes.