Quiet title actions in Pennsylvania


Quiet title actions in Pennsylvania
General discussion:
These actions are governed by court rule and case law. The court rules are both statewide and local. The statewide rules govern all such actions, while local rules apply to actions in a particular county. The action is an action at law and is heard by the court without a jury. It is limited to providing relief in 4 situations:
1. To Compel an adverse party to commence an action of ejectment;
2. Where an action of ejectment will not lie, to determine any right, lien, title or interest in land or determine the validity or discharge of any document, obligation or deed affecting any right, lien, title or interest in 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 land; or
4. To obtain possession of land sold at a judicial or tax sale.
The action is brought in the county in which the land or part of it is located and may be commenced by filing a complaint or an agreement for an amicable action.
I usually estimate $3500 to $4000 in fees and costs for one or two defendants, less if the defendants can be served without special order requiring publication. If the Defendant(s) can be located and agree to the action, total fees and costs could be as low as $1500 to $2500.
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