Rights of grandson to inherit his grandfather’s property is from birth. A father can exclude his son from his self-acquired property, but a grandson cannot be excluded from his grandfather’s property, especially if the property is ancestral.
If there is no division of assets yet, the right to ancestral property arises at birth, distinct from other forms of inheritance, where the right to inheritance arises at the owner’s death. Thus, the share of every individual generation is determined before birth.
The grandson cannot claim any right to the self-acquired property of the grandfather. It is all up to the grandfather what he wishes to do with his self-acquired property. No one can raise any objection.
Various types of property can be inherited, including:
- Ancestral Property: Ancestral Property is the property that is inherited by a person from his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
- Self-Acquired Property: This includes property the deceased person purchased or acquired during their lifetime.
Property acquired from one’s source of income is known as self-acquired. The property owner can choose to dispose of it as they want.
Ancestral Property is an individual’s inheritance from his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Moreover, the property must have passed undivided up to four generations.