New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Christine Matus Explains Quiet Title Action
May 20, 2022 at 15:57
New Jersey real estate attorney Christine Matus releases a new article (https://matuslaw.com/understanding-quiet-title-action/) explaining the meaning of Quiet Title Action in New Jersey. The lawyer explains that for many people, buying or selling a piece of real estate property can be one of the most complicated transactions a person will ever encounter. In this process, there may be questions or disputes regarding the rightful owner of the property.
“A quiet title is not a type of deed or title, but rather a lawsuit. It is used when there is a dispute over the title for a piece of property; it is designed to “quiet” claims to the property in question and decide who has ownership. You can also file for a quiet title action when there are breaks in the chain of ownership, such as when you purchase property in an estate sale. Boundary or easement disputes, surveying errors, and claims by lien holders often result in quiet title actions, as well,” says the New Jersey real estate attorney.
The lawyer explains that many people consider a quiet title action to be the last resort for resolving disputes over property ownership. Sometimes, it can be advisable to seek the help of someone who may be able to help resolve the dispute. An individual should not be hesitant to go to the circuit court in order to protect their interests.
Attorney Christine Matus adds that anyone who feels that they have a claim to a property may be able to initiate a quiet title action. There are parties who may commonly file this type of lawsuit. These parties include those who inherit the property, contractors who purchase real estate after the lender foreclosed on it, and borrowers attempting to secure a mortgage.
In the article, attorney Matus emphasizes that some quiet title actions are limited in scope, and are only designed to clear up specific issues, instead of broad ownership disputes. It is also important that going to the circuit court in order to protect the individual’s interest is done quickly.
According to the lawyer, “When you purchase or inherit a piece of real property, you shouldn’t have to jump through numerous hoops to prove that you have free-and-clear ownership over it. Occasionally, though, you will have to deal with unscrupulous or dishonest individuals who claim to have an interest in your property. When this happens, you should not hesitate to get with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to find out if the best course of action is to initiate a quiet title lawsuit.”
Lastly, the attorney Matus emphasizes the importance of having a skilled attorney when dealing with real estate transactions. An experienced attorney can help the client understand their rights during the transaction and the steps to take.
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