A quiet title action is a lawsuit filed to establish a party’s ownership of property. The objective is to "quiet" any challenges or claims to ownership of the property.
Quiet title actions are prevalent in cases where there is a disagreement on the title. A party might file a quiet title action in situations where:
● there are multiple claims to the property ● there are boundary disputes ● surveying errors had occurred ● an adverse possessor claims title ● there may be problems associated with a property conveyed by quitclaim deed ● there was a fraudulent conveyance of a property (such as by forged deed or coercion)
If a party prevails in a quiet title action, no further challenges to title can be brought. A quiet title judgment will be granted, which can be recorded and thus provide legal "good title."