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A quiet title action is brought to establish, or “quiet”, an interest in real estate between adverse parties. One can establish any interest in property or cloud upon title. (CCP §760.010) A common goal is to establish title by adverse
Continue Reading Adverse Possession of Real Property that is Being Foreclosed – It Matters Who is the Possession Adverse To

In California, a third party who acts in reliance on a quiet title judgment retains its property rights even if the judgment is later invalidated as void, as long as the third party qualifies as a bona fide purchaser for
Continue Reading California Quiet Title Judgments- Does it Protect Only Buyers without Actual Notice, or is lack of Constructive Notice Required?

The general rule is that a bona fide purchaser of California real estate for value who acquires their interest in the property without knowledge or notice of another’s rights or interest in the property takes the property free of such
Continue Reading Notice of Recorded Lien in California – When the Name is Not The Same, it is not Notice, & the Lien Does Not Apply

Quiet title actions establish claims for and against title to California real property. Quiet title has its own rules regarding t when the statute of limitations begins to run – courts look to the underlying theory of relief to determine
Continue Reading Quiet Title & the Staute of Limitations – When is a Plaintiff in Undisturbed Possession of the Land?

A junior lienor is a lender who is not in first place on the property – there is a senior lien in front of them. This often occurs when an owner has paid down the senior and takes out an
Continue Reading California Foreclosure, Junior Liens, and Unencumbered Percentages – How the sale Proceeds are Split between the Parties