When an owner is in possession of the property, the statute of limitations on the owner’s quiet title claim does not begin to run even though the owner knows that someone else has a conflicting claim to ownership or an interest in the property. Mere notice of an adverse claim is not enough to commence statute of limitations on an owner in possession. Here, plaintiff was in sole possession of a disputed car. So the statute of limitations did not run on its claim to quiet title to the car even though it was aware that defendant held legal title to the car and refused to transfer title.
California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7 (Perluss, P.J.); March 21, 2018; 2018 WL 1407106