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¶ 193.01. Action to Quiet Title
The action to quiet title is a form of action which is designed to remove clouds on title, to adjudicate title disputes when ejectment will not lie and to secure summary possession of land. The underlying purpose of this action is to "unify into one simple procedure all of the diverse procedures by which clouds of title were formerly tried."1 An action to quiet title is not an action in equity but, rather, an action at law created by statute as a substitute for various statutory remedies formerly available to persons seeking to establish or to acquire or to clear title to lands or interests therein.2
A quiet title action may be brought in the following circumstances:
(1) To compel an adverse party to commence an action of ejectment;
(2) When an action in ejectment will not lie, to determine a right, lien, title, or interest in the land or determine the validity or discharge of any document, obligation, or deed affecting any right, lien, title or interest in the land;
(3) To compel an adverse party to file, record, cancel, surrender or satisfy of record or admit the validity, invalidity or discharge of, any document, obligation or deed affecting any right, lien, title or interest in the land; or
(4) To obtain possession of the land sold at a judicial or tax sale.3
The action to quiet title is separate and apart from the action of ejectment. A claimant not actually in possession of the property claimed may not bring a quiet title action to recover possession, but must bring an ejectment action.4
¶ 193.03. Relief Available in Quiet Title Action.
The relief that is authorized in actions to quiet title provides that the Court:
(1) shall order the defendant to be forever barred from asserting any right, lien, title or interest in the land inconsistent with the interest or claim the plaintiff set forth in his complaint;
(2) shall enter a final judgment that a document, obligation or deed affecting a right, lien, title or interest in the land is cancelled or is valid, invalid or discharged or that a copy of a lost plan, document, obligation or deed is an authentic copy;
(3) shall enter a final judgment ordering the defendant, the prothonotary, the recorder of deeds to file, record, cancel, surrender or satisfy of record, as the case may be, any plan, document, obligation or deed determined to be valid, invalid, satisfied or discharged, and to execute and deliver any document, obligation or deed necessary to make the decree effective; or
(4) shall enter any other order necessary for the granting of proper relief.
The remedy of specific performance is also available in quiet title actions.
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