Jacksonville, AR asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: What are my rights in Tennessee when a fraudulent affidavit has been used to sell my part of Land?

My family created a false affidavit and sold land in which I had 2/7 interest. The buyer of the land now wants to settle and need a quitclaim deed, but has built 50 homes on the property. What are my legal rights in Tennessee?

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Building that many homes on your property without you doing anything is per se laches. However it sounds like the titles are all clouded, and many title companies, attorneys and title insurers are at risk. You will need a very competent attorney to file suit in Chancery to set aside the Deeds as fraudulent, which you have the burden of proving. I doubt Ejectment Actions would be successful. Time is of the essence, and obviously is already against you. Pursuing your claims will be difficult as there will be dozens of lawyers involved.

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