Los Angeles Real Property Ownership Disputes – Quiet Title And Partition
Schorr Law offers its clients representation in Los Angeles real property ownership disputes – quiet title and partition, as well other title related actions. We have experience in helping our clients resolve disputes concerning ownership of title to real property. These disputes often arise when co-owners of property disagree on whether or not to retain ownership of property.
We have represented clients in many types of disputes concerning the disposition of property. In these matters, we take all appropriate steps to make sure our client’s interest in the property is protected, which often includes recording a lis pendens on the property at the county recorder’s office. In addition, we actively pursue settlement of these disputes to help avoid costly court costs and receiver costs.
What Does it Mean to Quiet Title to Real Property?
Quieting title to real property is a catchall claim that allows an owner of real property to have the court clear defects in title, old liens, resolve lien priority disputes and otherwise declare once and for all who has a right to be on title to real property. At Schorr Law we are constantly litigating quiet title matters and know the ins and outs for what it takes to make or defend these common types of real property claims.
What Does it Mean to Partition Real Property?
Partition is either a forced sale or a splitting of real property. A partition occurs when a co-tenant (a co-owner of real property) no longer wants to co-own real property with his/her/its co-owner and there is a disagreement as to what should be done with the property. At Schorr Law, our real estate attorneys are constantly litigating partition matters. We have even successfully obtained an adverse possession judgment against a co-tenant in the context of a partition matter. A few of our recent successes on partition matters include:
- Obtaining a judgment for partition on two properties simultaneously on summary judgment;
- Obtaining an arbitration award for a partition of a $6 million piece of real property despite the alleged existence of a right of first refusal;
- Obtaining a 100% ownership interest in an approximate $5 million piece of real property in Hancock park even though our client started as a 50% owner;
- Obtaining an award of 100% of our attorneys’ fees in a partition matter where the court found the other party had unnecessarily caused the expense of the litigation to go up by failing to cooperate with the partition;
- Obtaining a prevailing party attorney fee award in a partition matter where our client was awarded the recovery of more than its share of the fees in the case;
- and many more interesting and highly successful awards.
For a consultation on your title dispute, please contact us today.