Scenarios in which quitclaim disputes may arise

On Behalf of | Oct 10, 2021 | Real Estate Disputes |

There could be various ways for a person in Pennsylvania or elsewhere to transfer interests in a property to another party. One of the most common methods for similar real estate endeavors could involve a quitclaim deed, but does such a measure remove one’s ability to challenge a deed once signed and placed on record? Experts indicate that there are various scenarios in which a quitclaim deed can be challenged and knowing how this might occur could prove vital to preparing to protect one’s interests. 

According to experts, there are a variety of reasons for which a person might choose to challenge a quitclaim deed, some of which might include: 

  • Inaccurate information:  Any discrepancies in the information on a quitclaim deed could affect its validity and such issues remain a constant cause of disputes over property titles. 
  • Capacity of signers:  Those seeking to challenge a quitclaim deed may also argue that the person signing over his or her interest in the property may have lacked the necessary mental capacity to make an informed choice. 
  • Presence of coercion:  Another common cause of dispute in this area could involve the presence of duress or coercion, as such factors could influence one’s behavior significantly. 
  • Signing on record:  It may also be vital to ensure that a quitclaim deed is signed in the presence of a notary, as failing to have a record of the signing could prove detrimental. 

Those facing a similar circumstance may also benefit from knowing that there might be a limited time frame in which to challenge a quitclaim. 

Individuals who are facing quitclaim disputes might not always be aware of their available options or of how best to approach the process. Fortunately, one does not have to face this process alone, as there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation thoroughly and provide a person in Pennsylvania with advice in making informed decisions. An attorney can help a client better prepare to protect his or interests and provide guidance on how to mitigate the risk of similar issues in the future.