Get an overview of the law of quiet title or ejectment
Quiet title actions are brought when title to real property is ambiguous. The boundaries are not clear — sellers of a house that has been passed down for generations find out they have no deed or legal title to the house — no one bothered to change the records; fraudulent conveyance of a deed by forged deed or coercion has occurred. The process is very detailed and not well known to most attorneys filing these actions.
Review the typical types of problems
- adverse possession
- lease purchase
- mortgage satisfaction or lost mortgage
- fraudulent conveyance
- tangled title
Learn what you need to know and do when taking one of these cases
- Questions you must ask the client
- Requesting the Title Report
- Who are the parties to the action?
- Which court has jurisdiction?
Learn the procedure
- trial — there will always be a trial — a bench trial
- relief requested
- documents needed
- Order for Quiet Title — who signs it?
- What do you have to do after you get it?
- Tangled Title Fund - how can it help?
- getting title insurance to insure what you now have
Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department for 4 hours of continuing education credit.
Recorded during a live webcast in April 2016.