Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 379H.153
Quiet Title Actions


A land bank may file an action to quiet title as to any real property in which the land bank has an interest. For purposes of a quiet title action, the land bank is considered to be the holder of sufficient legal and equitable interests and possessory rights to qualify the land bank as an adequate complainant in the action.


Before filing an action to quiet title, the land bank shall conduct an examination of title to determine the identity of all persons and entities possessing a claim or interest in or to the real property. Service of the complaint to quiet title shall be provided to the interested parties by the following methods:


by first class mail to an identity and address as reasonably ascertainable by an inspection of public records;


in the case of occupied real property, by registered or certified mail addressed to “occupant”;


by posting a copy of the notice on the real property;


by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality in which the property is located; and


by another method the court may order.


As part of the complaint to quiet title, a land bank shall file an affidavit identifying all parties potentially having an interest in the real property and the form of notice provided.


A court hearing an action under this section shall:


schedule a hearing on the complaint not later than the 90th day after the date of the filing of the affidavit under Subsection (c); and


issue a final judgment not later than the 120th day after the date of the filing of the complaint for all matters on which an answer was not filed by an interested party.


A land bank may join in a single complaint to quiet title for one or more parcels of real property.
Added by Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780 (S.B. 1679), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 379H.153 — Quiet Title Actions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­379H.­htm#379H.­153 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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