They are completely different concepts. An Arrietta claim is when an occupant of a rental dwelling who is not named in the unlawful detainer lawsuit asserts a claim of right of possession. A quiet title action is used when a person claims legal ownership to real property, or wishes to remove unauthorized or improper liens clouding the title.
If you are a homeowner who is being foreclosed upon or has been foreclosed upon, and are now being evicted, you need to both defend the unlawful detainer lawsuit AND file a separate civil lawsuit for wrongful foreclosure and have to two actions consolidated. The wrongful foreclosure action will most likely include, as one of its causes of action, a claim for quiet title.
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It appears you were once a homeowner and now are not following a non-judicial foreclosure. You should seek legal counsel to help you determine your best course of action under the exact facts of your case. Good luck.
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