more than 2 years ago, a party caused the annotation of an adverse claim on our title.
we can't push through with the sale of or property due to the adverse claim annotated on our title. the party who caused the annotation did not pursue any legal action thereafter.
we have the title. the only basis for their claim is that they used to collect rent from our land, they have no title to back up their claim of ownership over the land.
we seek to have the adverse claim lifted however a staff in the Registry of Deeds has informed us that in order to expedite the procedure, we would have to make a "lagay" in the hundreds of thousands.
i find this unacceptable. first off, we have a title to back our claim. the party who caused the adverse claim do not have any document to back their claim.
please advise on what action to pursue.
is it true that the procedure to have the adverse claim lifted would take months?if not, how long would this take,approximately?