Los Angeles Quiet Title Attorneys
Representing Clients in a Variety Real Estate Matters
If the title to your property is not clean, you may not be able to obtain a loan on or sell your property. Occasionally, someone will record a lien or encumbrance on your property claiming an interest in the property. This may arise from someone recording an improper mechanic’s liens, lis pendens, deed of trust, etc. If this happens to you, you may be entitled to file an action to “quiet title,” which asks the court to clear title of any defects, in your favor.
At Azadegan Law Group, APC, we have successfully prosecuted many quiet title actions. In one case, we successfully argued that our client shall be the owner of a property even though the title of the property was vested on another person. If someone makes an improper claim clouding the title of your property, then please don’t hesitate to call real estate dispute team so we can evaluate your case and advise you of your rights.
Quiet Title Actions
A quiet title action involves one party who files a lawsuit against another party claiming to have an interest in their property. Plaintiffs and defendants in quiet title actions usually both claim ownership of all or a portion of real estate. The court will hear arguments and issue an order for the plaintiff or the defendant that clarifies who has the ownership interest in the property.
The following circumstances regarding land and land use might require a quiet title claim:
- Boundary disputes
- Easement of property for vehicular access, drainage, parking, or recreational use
- An encumbrance in the property, such as a lien placed by another person on your property
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Quiet Title Actions?
While there isn’t a specific statute of limitations for quiet title actions in California, courts have provided guidance on when these claims should be filed. Courts review the underlying legal cause of action that the quiet title claim is based on to determine which time limit applies.
You must be careful to act quickly when you find out about a lien improperly placed on your property because there may be time limitation in removing liens from your property. So, do not delay taking actions to clear your title since any delay may adversely affect your rights.
At Azadegan Law Group, APC, each of our lawyers was hand-picked to join our top-notch legal team because they are masters of securing the million-dollar verdict. This strategic alliance allows our law firm to provide the best possible representation to clients who need the services of an unparalleled trial team. We believe the better thinker is the better strategist, which is why we make it our top-priorty to use our extensive resources and knowledge to build the strongest case possible for the clients we serve.
We live with our client’s case. We listen, we think, we believe, we strategize creatively, we prepare, and we try. We develop a very close relationship with our clients and with our cases. We make sure that the jury will be able to see and feel our real and deep emotional connection with our cases and our commitment to our client. Our goal in a trial is not to “tell” our client’s story to the jury, rather, it is to “show” the jury the truth.
Focus Groups and Mock Jury Trials
When warranted, we use focus groups and conduct mock jury trials so we can better evaluate the emotional connection between the facts of the case and the jury. By doing so, we refine our strategy to be able to present a more powerful case to the jury.
We are a litigation firm first and foremost, ready to deal with any substantive or procedural legal challenge at every turn. We are equipped with state-of-the-art research and communication technologies that enable us to research every legal issue thoroughly and make ourselves readily available to our clients. In order to resolve each case as quickly and favorably as possible for each client, we litigate aggressively, while always tailoring our strategy to each client’s needs and goals. We explore every procedural angle and make every necessary motion to win the case or expedite the most favorable settlement possible.
Discovering the Story
Everything in life has a story. The “truth,” without a well thought out story, is not believed nor is it effective. We believe that understanding and feeling the core of the client’s story is the key to understanding the “truth” and formulating a powerful story to present to the jury. So, we spend tens of hours listening to the client’s story, and in many cases we use re-enactment techniques to be able to “see” the story. We explore the feelings, motivations and pressures behind every party in every case. That enables us to acquire a deeper understanding of our cases.
Contact us at (310) 340-1550 to schedule a consultation and find out what we can do to help you.