Located in Oklahoma
Available Nationwide via Local Counsel
As a property law firm, we focus heavily on curative title work, probates, and quiet title actions. Due to our narrow focus, we provide fast and cost-efficient services. Many real estate investors find our rates and responsiveness to be a refreshing change from large firm rates in big cities. We are located in Edmond, Oklahoma, but we perform curative work nationwide through local counsel.
When possible, we fix title problems without resorting to legal action. Sometimes we can obtain a quitclaim deed or work with a title insurance company to fix title problems. This is often the cheapest and fastest way to resolve a title problem, so we always start there. However, sometimes title problems require a quiet title lawsuit. Here are a few reasons why you might need a quiet title action:
- Tax Sale Quiet Title. If you purchased property from an Oklahoma tax sale, your property is likely unmarketable. After a tax sale, title insurance companies will not insure a property until a quiet title action has been completed. If the property is not insurable, then it's not marketable either. This will decrease the market value of your property. A quiet title action can restore marketable title.
- Ownership Disputes. Sometimes, two or more parties make claim to the same piece of property. In this situation, a quiet title action can resolve the ownership dispute and clarify who holds title.
- Title Defects. Sometimes, there is not any real dispute over ownership, but there is a technical defect in the title records. Someone forgot to do a probate. Someone forgot to sign a deed. A partial interest is owned by a dead relative. There are many possible causes for title defects, but they can generally be corrected through a quiet title action.
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