Secure Your Property Rights with Quiet Title Actions in Connecticut


By: Philip C. Pires

When property title disputes arise in Connecticut, you may find yourself needing to establish clear ownership. Quiet title actions serve as a valuable legal tool to help resolve such disputes. This article walks you through the concept of quiet title actions in Connecticut and emphasizes the importance of having experienced legal representation to guide you.

Understanding Quiet Title Actions in Connecticut

A quiet title action is a lawsuit filed to establish a party's title to real property against anyone and everyone, and thus "quiet" any challenges or claims to the title.  This process is particularly important when there are competing claims or when title history is ambiguous. The claim is established by statute under Connecticut General Statutes § 47-31

Circumstances Necessitating Quiet Title Actions in Connecticut

Connecticut property owners may need to file a quiet title action in situations involving:

  1. Disputes over property boundaries
  2. Conflicting or ambiguous property descriptions in deeds
  3. Previous owners' unknown liens, encumbrances, or interests
  4. Adverse possession and prescriptive easement claims
  5. Easement by necessity and easement by implication claims
  6. Reformation claims
  7. Equitable subordination claims
  8. Title issues after a foreclosure
  9. Public right of way disputes, including discontinuance and abandonment of public highways
  10. Private right of way disputes, including claims for extinguishment by adverse use and abandonment

The Connecticut Quiet Title Process

To initiate a quiet title action in Connecticut, a lawsuit must be filed in the appropriate Connecticut Superior Court. The process can involve complex legal analyses and procedures, demonstrating the necessity of experienced legal counsel.  The party asserting the quiet title action should also record a Notice of Lis Pendens on the land records for the municipality where the property is located.  Under Connecticut General Statute § 52-325, the Notice of Lis Pendens provides notice to the public of the pending title claim and forces future owners of the property to take the property subject to the outcome of the court action. 

The Role of a Connecticut Attorney in a Quiet Title Action

An experienced Connecticut attorney can assist you throughout the quiet title process by:

  1. Reviewing and evaluating a title search
  2. Drafting and filing the complaint
  3. Drafting and recording a Notice of Lis Pendens
  4. Representing you in court
  5. Negotiating with other claimants
  6. Ensuring that a clear title is secured

The Value of Experienced Legal Representation

Quiet title actions can be time-consuming and complex. Given the high stakes often involved in property disputes, having experienced legal representation is crucial. Our Connecticut attorneys possess the knowledge and experience to navigate these challenges and to advocate for your property rights effectively.

If you're facing a title dispute or require assistance with a quiet title action in Connecticut, don't hesitate to reach out to our legal team. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can protect your property rights.


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