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Quiet Title Actions

Assistance from Our Fort Myers Real Estate Lawyer

If you have purchased a property through a tax sale, the next step is to file an action to "quiet title." The new owner may have title to the property, but would not be able to sell the property free and clear of all other liens or encumbrances without a court order of quiet title. This is a process by which the court can extinguish or wipe out any and all other claims of liens upon the property.

This is absolutely necessary in order to sell the land to someone getting a loan to buy it. Without clean title, a title insurance policy would not be issued by any title company. And without a title insurance policy, no lender will lend the borrower any money to buy the property. A cash deal to someone who doesn't care about getting title insurance would be the only way to sell the property.

Quiet Title Actions in Foreclosures and Tax Sales

If you have purchased a property at a tax sale, and require assistance with filing an action to quiet title, the Fort Myers real estate attorney at Your Advocates can help. For a reasonable fee, an action to quiet title can be filed and completed to judgment within 60 days or less. Another instance in which a quiet title action may be necessary is in the midst of a foreclosure action. There are properties that are in foreclosure which, when a title search is done by the bank foreclosing on the property, are found to have a cloud on the title.

This means that some deed, mortgage or other instrument in the chain of title contained a defect. When that is discovered, an action to quiet title is required as a count within the foreclosure complaint. If you have been served as a defendant in a foreclosure on a property you used to own, it may very well be because there was a defect in the title at some point in the past, and you are being included as a courtesy, or as a way to make sure that the bank can eventually get clean title when they finish the foreclosure. That way, they can sell the property to a new buyer with clean title.

If you have any questions or need assistance in a case involving quiet title, please contact us today for more information.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

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