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How to register a Will?

By | November 30th, 2017|Blog, will|

A will is a document that allows for the division and distribution of an individual’s intestate amongst his heirs and others in accordance with his wishes after his demise. The registration of a will is not compulsory; however, a greater legitimacy is attached to it once registered. The registration of a will is considered to [...]

Checklist for selling property in India

By | November 29th, 2017|Blog, Buy and Sell|

Have you been planning to sell your property in India? Consider the following quick checklist before you start advertising your property. Sale deed with clear title to the property The broker or the buyer will tally your ownership rights with the Mother deed/Original title deed which you are supposed to own either in original or [...]

Indian Women’s Right to Property – Changing status & acceptance in Society

By | November 28th, 2017|Blog, Property rights|

A strong bias against women in matters related to assets/asset distribution is something we are all familiar with. Women have particularly faced issues about the rules that govern the succession/inheritance of property amongst the members of a family. Indian history is proof that men have exclusively benefitted from these property laws. The women were treated [...]

Legal custody of a child born after divorce or separation of parents

By | November 25th, 2017|Blog, child Custody|

‘WHO IS THE NATURAL GUARDIAN OF THE CHILD’ UNDER HINDU LAW Hindu Marriage Act contains the law governing the legal custody of the child for Hindus. The court intervenes in the custody matters in three ways. So the right to custody from time to time is: By imposing By altering By revoking The court decides [...]

Inheritance Laws in India

By | November 23rd, 2017|Blog, inheritance law|

One of the most common issues that arise in the sphere of property disputes is the ambiguity regarding the Will document and the various conflicts therein. This makes it necessary for any individual to understand how the inheritance laws work in India - so that all can understand what their eligibility for inheritance is. The [...]

Rent Control Act India

By | November 21st, 2017|Blog, Eviction, landlord tenant dispute|

The Rent Control Act was passed by the Indian Government in 1948. This Act was passed so as to regulate the various norms of tenancy and land ownership and to curb the exploitation of either the landlord or the tenant due to rent or occupancy. The following are the various provisions of the act in [...]

Partition of Property Amongst Family Members

By | November 17th, 2017|Blog, Family Law, Partition of Property|

Ever since the beginning of time, the property is deemed to be a mark of high economic status. Numerous displays of family disputes over property in movies and novels, only go on to prove this point. The partition of property amongst family members may be: Contested – In this case, a lawsuit may be filed [...]

Can a Tenant be Evicted Without a Lease?

By | November 15th, 2017|landlord tenant dispute|

A contract through which property, land or services etc, are provided to another party, in return for periodic payments, is called a lease. If a person becomes a tenant without a lease, it is called a tenancy-at-will. Every state in India has their own tenancy laws, like the West Bengal Premises Tenancy Act 1977, and [...]

Aadhar Card for Benami Transactions Prohibition

By | November 8th, 2017|Aadhaar, Blog|

An Aadhaar is primarily defined as a unique 12 digit identification number that is issued by the government of India to all the residents of India. The Aadhaar numbers and Aadhar Cards are managed by the Unique Identification Authority of India, and this Aadhar card is based on demographic and biometric data. It is the [...]

When Caretakers Try to become Property Owners

By | November 7th, 2017|Blog, Illegal, possession of property|

In India the culture of leaving behind property as the responsibility of caretakers is an ongoing culture, especially in the case of NRI’s due to their living outside of the country for long durations. However, property possession is nine tenths of the law and that is something that provides for great merit in rightful claim [...]

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