The inherited property is any property which a person inherits through a Will after the owner’s death or receives as a gift. Ancestral property is inherited by birth. Inherited properties can be obtained from any family member. Regardless, a person should know that inherited properties from his mother, grandmother, uncle, brother, or other family members don’t qualify as ancestral properties. Likewise, properties passed on from the father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather only qualify as ancestral properties.
Furthermore, any property a son obtains as a gift from the father or grandfather will not qualify as ancestral property.