Tax Deed Quiet Title Litigation
Hicks | Knight is a leader in representing investors seeking to quiet title after acquiring a property by tax deed.
For tax deed purchasers, a quiet title action is the best way to obtain marketable, insurable title in order for you to sell the property or obtain title insurance for yourself. When you purchase a tax deed, the title is not immediately insurable and is not marketable. A quiet title action cuts off any redemption periods and removes potential claims of lien. Once we complete the quiet title action and the 30-day appeal period expires, you can sell your property and offer marketable, insurable title to a prospective purchaser.
We understand that timing is everything to our tax deed investors, and we have a team of staff dedicated to initiating and moving your case through the courts as quickly as possible. Although navigating Florida’s courts can be a challenge, we are typically able to complete a quiet title action approximately 60 days from filing of the quiet title complaint.
Our office has been at the forefront of tax deed litigation for years and, in 2013, Henry W. Hicks and Adam J. Knight scored a huge victory for tax deed investors by successfully arguing to Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal that tax deeds extinguish homeowners’ association liens for assessments and dues accrued prior to issuance of a tax deed in the case of Cricket Properties v. Nassau Point, 124 So. 3d 302 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013). The decision in Cricket Properties was the first of its kind and has been consistently followed by other courts.
If you are new to tax deed purchases, we have the knowledge and resources to help you grow your tax deed investments and we can help you formulate strategies for success.
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