Title work can be confusing and complicated. There is no reason to play guessing games or get surprised with a defect on your title when you need to get a mortgage or sell.
PURCHASED AT TAX SALE
At tax sales, titles are sold in “as is” condition. That can mean more than you are expecting as a buyer.
FAILURE TO PROBATE
As people pass away and estates are divided, the heirs can occasionally fail to probate an estate. This creates a break in the chain of title.
Previous owners may have borrowed against the property via a mortgage or failed to pay a contractor for work performed on the property resulting in a lien.
MISSING DEED OR GAP
As property transactions occur and titles move from owner to owner over the years occasional recording errors happen and gaps occur.
Most law firms charge a fee that will get you through the first 4 stages of the quiet title process.
Then if court time is needed or an appeal is made, you’re stuck with an additional bill.
With QuietTitle.com, you pay $1,500 plus costs and that’s it!
Plus we guarantee a clean title at the end.
The Quiet Title Timeline
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY?
Having title to real property denotes your ownership interest. An ownership interest in real property is the legal right to control, possess and dispose of property.
WHAT IS A TITLE?
A title is legal evidence of a person’s ownership rights in real property. For example, a deed to a house is evidence of title to real property.
WHAT IS A DEED?
A deed is a legal instrument which conveys an interest in real property. All valid deeds must (at a minimum) be in writing, signed by the grantor, reasonably identify the parties and land, and be signed by the grantor.
WHAT IS A CHAIN OF TITLE?
A chain of title is the ownership history of a parcel of real property, from its first owner to the present owner. It is all the transactions recorded in the register of deeds in such a manner that a searcher could reasonably find it.
WHAT IS A BREAK IN THE CHAIN OF TITLE?
An absence or gap in the chain of title which is not recorded. A break in the chain of title constitutes a title defect and renders the title to real property unmarketable.
WHAT IS A QUIET TITLE?
WHAT IS TITLE INSURANCE?
A title insurance policy insures that a good record title of the property exists as of the policy’s date and promises to defend the record title if litigated. Title insurance protects only the person who owns the policy (usually either the owner of the property or the mortgage lender).
WHAT IS AN OWNER’S POLICY OF TITLE INSURANCE?
WHAT IS A MORTGAGE POLICY OF TITLE INSURANCE?
WHAT IS A TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY?
IS TITLE INSURANCE THE SAME AS HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE?
WHEN IS TITLE INSURANCE NEEDED?
WHAT IS A TITLE SEARCH?
WHAT IS A TITLE COMMITMENT?
WHY IS IT CALLED QUIET TITLE?
WHAT IS A QUIT CLAIM DEED?
WHAT IS A WARRANTY DEED?
WHAT IS A TAX TITLE PROPERTY?
WHAT IS THE TAX FORFEITURE PROCESS?
WHEN DOES A PROPERTY GO TO TAX FORFEITURE?
WHY DOES A PROPERTY GET TAX FORFEITED?
WHAT IS A DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX?
WHAT IS A LEGAL DESCRIPTION?
WHAT IS THE TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER?
WHAT IS THE COMMONLY KNOWN AS ADDRESS?
WHAT IS A GRANTOR?
WHAT IS A GRANTEE?
WHAT IS A GAP IN TITLE?
WHAT IS AN ENCUMBRANCE?
WHAT IS A LIEN?
WHAT IS A MORTGAGE?
WHAT IS A LIEN THEORY STATE?
WHAT IS A NOTE?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NOTE AND MORTGAGE?
WHAT IS A LAND CONTRACT?
WHAT IS A VENDOR?
WHAT IS A VENDEE?
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE VENDOR DOES NOT CONVEY A DEED TO THE VENDEE?
WHAT HAPPENS IF A MORTGAGE IS NOT DISCHARGED AFTER IS HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL?
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DISCHARGING A MORTGAGE?
WHAT IS JOINT TENANCY?
HOW IS A JOINT TENANCY TERMINATED?
WHAT ARE TENANTS BY ENTIRETY?
HOW IS A TENANCY BY THE ENTIRETY TERMINATED?
WHAT ARE TENANTS IN COMMON?
WHAT IS A DOWER RIGHT?
WHAT IS A RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP?
WHAT IS SEVERANCE?
WHAT HAPPENS IF A JOINT TENANT DIES?
WHAT HAPPENS IF A CO-TENANT IN COMMON DIES?
WHAT HAPPENS IF A SPOUSE DIES?
WHAT IS THE REGISTER OF DEEDS?
HOW ARE DOCUMENTS RECORDED?
WHY ARE DOCUMENTS RECORDED?
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RECORD AN INSTRUMENT?
WHAT IS A RECORDING ACT?
WHAT TYPE OF RECORDING ACT DOES MICHIGAN HAVE?
DOES A JUDGE OR JURY DECIDE A QUIET TITLE ACTION?
WHAT IS A JUDGMENT TO QUIET TITLE?
I HAVE A JUDGMENT TO QUIET TITLE BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE LIVING ON THE PROPERTY, CAN I KICK THEM OUT?
WHY DO TAX REVERTED PROPERTIES NEED TO HAVE A QUIET TITLE ACTION DONE?
WHAT COURT IS A QUIET TITLE ACTION FILED IN?
WHO IS A QUIET TITLE ACTION FILED AGAINST?
WHAT IS ADVERSE POSSESSION?
WHAT IS A PARTITION ACTION?
WHAT ARE CLAIMS OF ACQUIESCENCE?
WHO IS THE PLAINTIFF IN A QUIET TITLE ACTION?
WHO ARE THE DEFENDANTS IN A QUIET TITLE ACTION?
HOW LONG IS A QUIET TITLE ACTION?
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR WHEN I CAN BRING A QUIET TITLE ACTION?
CAN I SUE FOR MONEY DAMAGES AS WELL AS TITLE TO THE PROPERTY?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TAX TITLE CERTIFICATION AND A QUIET TITLE ACTION?
ARE TAX REVERTED PROPERTIES RISKY TO BUY?
DO I NEED TO GET A QUIET TITLE ACTION IN ORDER TO OBTAIN TITLE INSURANCE FOR MY TAX DEED PROPERTY?
WHAT ARE THE JURISDICTION REQUIREMENTS FOR A QUIET TITLE ACTION?
WHAT IS THE VENUE REQUIREMENT FOR A QUIET TITLE ACTION?
WHAT HAPPENS IF A PERSON DIES AND THEY OWN A PROPERTY?
CAN YOU QUIET TITLE TO A PROPERTY IN WHICH YOU HAVE NO CLAIM OF INTEREST? (EXAMPLE-VACANT HOUSE)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE IN FORFEITURE? DOES THAT MEAN I LOSE THE PROPERTY?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY PROPERTY IS IN FORFEITURE?
WILL I RECEIVE ANY NOTIFICATION BEFORE MY PROPERTY IS FORECLOSED?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY PROPERTY GOES THROUGH FORECLOSURE? HOW DO I GET IT BACK?
WHEN ARE PROPERTY AUCTIONS HELD?
CAN I MAKE PARTIAL PAYMENTS?
WHAT IF I SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO PAY MY TAXES?
HOW DO I OBTAIN A LIST OF PROPERTIES WITH DELINQUENT TAXES IN A PARTICULAR COMMUNITY OR FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTY?
HOW CAN I PURCHASE A HOME THAT SHOWS DELINQUENT TAXES ARE OWING?
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