A title dispute may arise because certain encumbrances were not discovered during a title search and the property owner now has to remove the defects in the title. An interest dispute can include an interest in an easement across a piece of property, an interest in mineral or agricultural rights, or an interest in the air over the property by another party. Whether the claims are recorded or unrecorded, a quiet title claim can help to cure them. If an individual has maliciously clouded the title of a property, then an individual may file a slander of title claim and receive damages.
For both of the disputes above, Arizona real estate law allows an effected individual to file a lawsuit to quiet title to determine each person’s rights to the land. A claim for quiet title is not without its risks. As with all lawsuits, winning is not guaranteed and the person initiating the lawsuit may be required to pay the costs of defending against the claim.
To ensure that your claims are handled efficiently and properly, call Skinner Law Group today at (480) 422-3440 to schedule your real estate consultation.