Month: September 2017

Court should not appoint Special Master sua sponte for Conventional Quiet Title

For a conventional quiet title action, only the Plaintiff may request a special master.  The holding of the Court of Appeals in the case of Patel v. Patel, 802 S.E.2d 871 (Ga. App. 2017) reversed a trial court for appointing

Posted in Conventional Quiet Title, Special Master

Quiet title judgment may be obtained by default after service by publication

When a defendant in a quiet title action is served by publication, their deadline to respond is 60 days after the Order for service, and they are in default if they do not then answer.  Once 15 days to open

Posted in Conventional Quiet Title

Offer to pay redemption price must be actually made

To redeem a tax deed, the redeeming party much actually tender the redemption price and offer to pay the required sum.  It is not enough to claim a “willingness” to pay, or claim that tender was “futile” because the tax

Posted in Tax Deeds

Barment notice can contain “variable” deadline to redeem

 A typical problem in barring the right to redeem a tax deed is how to set the Deadline.  The tax deed holder sets the Deadline in advance when the notice is drafted and sent to be published.  But the tax

Posted in Tax Deeds