Quiet Title, Ownership Disputes and Adverse Possession
Our firm represents clients involved in ownership disputes and adverse possession claims. Examples of some of the matters we have handled include, but are not limited to:
- Claims from family members over the ownership of a property in the name of someone other than the person who paid for the property
- Disputes over the location of the property line between two properties
- Title defects resulting from issues in the chain of title
- Claims based on the continuous use of property owned by another person
- The partition of property jointly owned by more than one person
What actions can be taken to resolve ownership disputes or adverse possession claims prior to filing a lawsuit?
We generally recommend starting with a demand letter. A demand letter is simply a letter that outlines the basis for claiming ownership of the property and asks the other party to consent to the same. The purpose of a demand letter is to see if there is any possibility of settlement prior to incurring the costs of litigation.
If you have already received a demand letter from the other party, the next step is to respond to that letter. Depending on the dispute and your likelihood of success if it went to trial, the appropriate response may be a response letter or simply a phone call to discuss the matter.
Ownership disputes and adverse possession claims can often also be resolved through real estate mediation, which is an informal process where a mediator helps to encourage both sides to find a resolution to the issues.
How much does it cost and how do I get started?
Our firm utilizes a unique subscription model for pricing so that our clients can have predictable monthly bills that encourage collaboration between the client and our law firm. For more information on our pricing structure, please visit rickdavislegal.com/company-pages/pricing-model/.
If you are ready to get started with the firm, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation by giving us call at (913) 283-8300 or by clicking here to schedule your consultation online.
Our consultations seek to provide prospective clients with substantive advise and options on how to proceed with their legal matter. More information on what to expect during the initial consultation is available at http://rickdavislegal.com/the-initial-consultation/.