Elements for a Claim of Quiet Title

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In Nevada, the elements for a claim of quiet title are:

  1. Action may be brought by any person against another who claims an estate or interest in real property, adverse to him, for the purpose of determining such adverse claims. NRS  40.010;
  2. Complaint must be verified. NRS 40.090-1;
  3. Summons must be issued within one year of filing the complaint and served per NRCP. NRS 40.100-1;
  4. Lis Pendens must be filed with the county recorder within 10 days of filing of the complaint. NRS 40.090-3;
  5. Copy of the Summons must be posted on the property within 30 days after the summons is issued, and an affidavit of posting must be filed with the court. NRS 40.100-2;
  6. Disclaimer must be filed. NRS 40.020;
  7. Affidavit to unknown heirs must be filed. NRS 14.040(3);
  8. Court must hold a hearing on the evidence in order to issue judgment. Quiet title may not be obtained through default judgment.  NRS 40.110; and
  9. Record a certified copy of the judgment quieting title. NRS 247.120(o).

Joyner v. Bank of America Home Loans, Case No. 2:09-CV-2406-RCJ-RJJ 2010 WL 2953969 (D. Nev. 2010); Kemberling v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Case No. 2:09-CV-00567-RCJ-LRL, 2009 WL 5039495 (D. Nev. 2009); Del Webb Conservation Holding Corp. v. Tolman, 44 F. Supp. 2d 1105, 1109-10 (D. Nev. 1999); Union Mill v. Mining Co. v. Warren, 82 F. 519, 520 (D. Nev. 1897); Howell v. Ricci, 197 P.3d 1044, 1046 n. 1 (Nev. 2008); Breliant v. Preferred Equities Corp., 112 Nev. 663, 669, 918 P.2d 314, 318 (Nev. 1996); Sceirine v. Densmore, 87 Nev. 9, 12, 479 P.2d 779 (1971); MacDonald v. Krause, 77 Nev. 312, 317-18, 362 P.2d 724 (Nev. 1961); Clay v. Scheeline Banking & Trust Co., 40 Nev. 9, 159 P. 1081, 1082-83 (1916).

 

See elements for other claims at the Nevada Law Library

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