The basics of quiet title actions

When real estate moves from one owner to another in Colorado, there can be disputes over who owns the property. This is especially common when the title to the real estate is unclear or when there are multiple owners listed on the title. In these situations, a quiet title lawsuit may be necessary to resolve the dispute.

What is a quiet title action?

A quiet title action is a lawsuit filed to determine the ownership of real estate property. The purpose of the lawsuit is to “quiet” any disputes over the title to the property. This means that the court will resolve any questions about who owns the real estate and put an end to any disputes.

When should you file a quiet title action?

A quiet title action is typically filed by real estate owners who are unclear about their ownership rights to a real estate property. For instance, if a real estate property contains disputed interests, the buyers may file a quiet title action, and the court may resolve these disputes and determine who owns what real property. This can make it easier for real estate to shift to another owner in the future since there won’t be any questions about whether or not an individual has a complete ownership interest in real estate. If the real estate is an inheritance, this can also be grounds for filing a quiet title action.

Tax deeds sale

In some cases, a quiet title action may also get filed after a tax deed sale. A tax deed sale is when the government seizes real estate property due to unpaid taxes. The real estate may then be auctioned off to the highest bidder. If the individual who purchases the real estate at auction later discovers that there are disputes over the title to the real estate, they may file a quiet title action to resolve these disputes.

Therefore, besides being a great way to provide clarity about who owns real estate property and helping in resolving disputes between multiple owners of real estate, quiet title actions make it easier for real estate transfers to take place in the future.