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Deeds & Documents

Legal Documents are signed and executed by nearly everyone at some point or the other. Well drafted documents can save a lot of problems in the future. Hence it is always advisable to get documents from a lawyer. Documents provided by the Indian lawyer can be utilized by filling blank spaces or customised as per the client’s needs. Click here for the list of deeds.

Registration of Documents
The Indian Registration Act, 1908 provides for registration of various types of documents in India. Generally the registration of documents involves the following steps:

(i) Drafting of the deed as per the terms and conditions agreed by and between the parties and in accordance with the provisions of law.
(ii) Presentation before the concerned Sub-Registrar for registration after due stamping and finally registration of the said document in accordance with the provisions of The Indian Registration Act.

The Registration of documents is very important because of their admissibility as evidence in case of any legal dispute regarding the claim of any benefit or any right, arising from the said document.

Section 17 of The Indian Registration Act, 1908 requires compulsory registration of the following types of documents:

(i) Instruments of gift of immovable property;
(ii) Instruments other than non-testamentary instruments which purport or operate to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in the present or in future, any right, title or interest, whether vested or contingent to or in immovable property;
(iii) non-testamentary instruments which acknowledge the receipt or payment of any consideration on account of the creation, declaration, assignment, limitation or extinction of any such right, title or interest; and
(iv) leases of immovable property from year to year, or for any term exceeding one year, or reserving a yearly rent;
(v) non-testamentary instruments transferring or assigning any decree or order of a Court or any award when such decree or order or award purports or operates to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in the present or in future, any right, title or interest, whether vested or contingent, to or in immovable property:
(vi) Authorities to adopt a son not conferred by a will, is also to be registered.

Section 18 of the Registration Act makes the registration of the following documents optional:

(i) instruments (other than instruments of gift and wills) which purport or operate to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in the present or in future, any right, title or interest, whether vested or contingent, of a value less than one hundred rupees, to or in immovable property;
(ii) instruments acknowledging the receipt or payment of any consideration on account of the creation, declaration, assignment, limitation or extinction of any such right, title or interest;
(iii) leases of immovable property for any term not exceeding one year,;
(iv) instruments transferring or assigning any decree or order of a Court or any award when such decree or order or award purports or operates to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in the present or in future, any right, title or interest, whether vested or contingent, of a value less than one hundred rupees, to or in immovable property ;]
(v) instruments (other than wills) which purport or operate to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish any right, title or interest to or in movable property;
(vi) wills; and
(vii) all other documents not required by section 17 to be registered.