Palatine, IL asked in Real Estate Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Land Use & Zoning for Michigan

Q: Can someone sue a neighbor for quiet title to clear cloud from his chain of title?

He has quit claim deed to his property and lives 4 properties down from me.I have a warranty deed,clear title and an easement splits my property.A private road easement is 3/4 mile long and splits numerous properties.My neighbor is sueing me for quiet title and prescriptive easement so his clouded title will be marketable.He will obtain a deed for easement rights if he wins this lawsuit which is enough to lift his cloud.My property is clear and free title but will have a cloud in my chain of title if he wins,is this legal?I live in Michigan.In his chain of title it does not mention anywhere that he has an easement.His titles mention an easement reserved for a couple that has a property to the North of his,opposite direction of me.He also has only been harassing us with snow plowing the easement for 5 years,not 15.His family has used it for many many years but there was only a problem the last 5,then he filed this lawsuit.

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David Soble
David Soble
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A: Quieting a claim to title is a legal action and challenge that needs to be answered with solid supporting documentation. You should have a real estate attorney review your title work, deeds and related surveys. Your issue with your neighbor would need to be adjudicated by a court. The court's final determination will 'quiet' any claims to your alleged interest in your property.

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