A piece of land purchased by tax deed sale by a buyer-1 and then resold to buyer-2 by quitclaim dead. There are no liens. But buyer-2 want to proceed with quiet title action. Who are defendants? Last owner of the property prior to the tax deed sale?
The proper defendants are anyone who may have a had an interest in the property. You need to contact a real estate attorney to run a title search in order to ascertain the proper defendants. You should also hire that attorney to file the quiet title action.
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Anyone who might have an interest in the property will be a defendant. As mentioned by my colleague, a real estate attorney can help you file the quiet title action and determine who to name as defendant(s).
One place to start to identify the defendants who will be necessary parties to the Quiet Title Action is the list of parties included in the notice of tax deed sale prepared by the clerk of court when the tax deed sale application was processed. If the clerk correctly identified all entities who had any type of interest in the subject property at the time of the tax deed sale, these are all of the necessary parties. You should have a title search performed by a Real Estate Attorney to confirm that all necessary parties were included in the tax deed sale. If the clerk missed an interested party in the tax deed sale, they will also need to be added as a defendant although they were not included in the tax deed sale process (and therein lies the reason for the requirement for a Quiet Title Action to be performed so that marketable and insurable title can be conveyed going forward).
This information is being provided for informational purposes only and is not to be taken as legal advice or to establish an attorney-client relationship.
"Buyer-2" may want to consider whether he/she really needs to file a quite title action. Buyer-2 may be able to accomplish his/her goals through less expensive means. Contacting a good real estate attorney can sometimes save time, effort, and money.
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