Bill Quia Timet Law and Legal Definition

Quia Timet means “because he fears or apprehends.” A bill in quia timet is the name given to a bill filed by a person fearing some injury to his right or property, real or personal, from the negligence, fault or fraud of another. The party seeking the aid of the court does so because he fears some probable injury will be caused to his rights or interests and not because an injury has already occurred. The objective of a bill in quia timet is to compel the person in possession of the property of right, to give a proper security against any subsequent disposition or willful destruction or it, and to quiet the party’s fears or apprehensions, by removing any causes which may lead to it. A quia timet injunction may be sought to prevent a threatened or imminent harm.