An action to quiet title is a lawsuit brought in a court having jurisdiction over land disputes, in order to establish a party’s title to real property against anyone and everyone, and thus “quiet” any challenges or claims to the title. It comprises a complaint that the ownership (title) of a parcel of land or other real property is defective in some fashion, typically where title to the property is ambiguous. A typical ground for complaint includes the fraudulent conveyance of a property, perhaps by a forged deed or under coercion.
Unlike acquisitions through a deed of sale, a quiet title action will give the party seeking such relief no cause of action against previous owners of the property.
If you believe you are a victim of property identity theft, contact the Office of Judicial Records, 296 City Hall, at 215-686-4251 for more information.
Stolen Homes / Mortgage Fraud
If you are the victim of property fraud, please do the following:
Contact the Lawyer's Referral and Information Services of the Philadelphia Bar Association:
215-238-6333. The Service will refer you to a real estate lawyer or to an appropriate organization. You must telephone the service. The service does not have walk-in hours.
Additional Forms - for the most up-to-date filing form for Quiet Title