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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 12. Property Actions
Chapter 800. Action to Quiet Title
MD Rules, Rule 12-804
The complaint shall be signed and verified by the plaintiff and shall contain at least the following information:
(a) a description of the property that is the subject of the action, including its legal description and its street address or common designation, if any;
(b) the title of the plaintiff as to which a determination is sought and the basis of the title;
(c) if the title is based on adverse possession, the specific facts constituting the adverse possession;
(d) the names of all persons having adverse claims to the title of the plaintiff that are of record, known to the plaintiff, or reasonably apparent from an inspection of the property;
(e) the adverse claims asserted against plaintiff's title for which determination is sought;
(f) if the plaintiff admits the validity of any adverse claim, a statement to this effect;
(g) if the name of a person required to be named as a defendant is not known to the plaintiff, a statement that the name is unknown and, if applicable, a statement that there are persons unknown to the plaintiff who may (1) have a legal or equitable interest in the property or (2) assert that there may be a cloud on plaintiff's title;
(h) if the claim of a person required to be named as a defendant is unknown, uncertain, or contingent, a statement by the plaintiff to this effect;
(i) if the lack of knowledge, uncertainty, or contingency is caused by a transfer to an unborn or unascertained person or class member, or by a transfer in the form of a contingent remainder, vested remainder subject to defeasance, executory interest, or similar disposition, the name, age, and legal disability, if any, of the person in being who would be entitled to assert the claim had the contingency on which the claim depends occurred before the commencement of the action, if known; and
(j) a prayer for a determination of the title of the plaintiff against the adverse claims.
Cross reference: See Code, Real Property Article, §§ 14-606, 14-608, and 14-609.
Source: This Rule is new.


[Adopted Dec. 13, 2016, eff. Apr. 1, 2017.]
MD Rules, Rule 12-804, MD R PROP ACT Rule 12-804
Current with amendments received through August 1, 2020.
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