Real Estate Descriptions in Quiet Title Judgments

In quiet title lawsuits, Missouri requires that the judgment describe the affected real estate with reasonable certainty. Patterson v. Harrison, 46 S.W.3d 580, 581 (Mo. Ct. App. 2001). Every party to a quiet title suit has a right to have their respective titles affirmatively adjudged and declared. Turkey Mountain Airport, Inc. v. Estate of Faler, 82 S.W.3d 233, 235 (Mo. Ct. App. 2002). When a judgment fails to meet these standards, it is not a final judgment. Id.

The safest way to comply with this requirement is for the judgment itself to include a full copy of the correct legal description for the real property. Contact with questions regarding real estate disputes.

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