Property disputes of people living outside India have arisen exponentially over time in India. The reason behind such Property disputes in Punjab is mainly family succession disputes. Another reason for such disputes is the cases of fraud practices of builders, property dealers, and real estate agents.
The problem most of the NRI faces in property disputes in Punjab is that the law permits the party which is presently in possession to remain in possession during the pendency of litigation although it is an illegal possession. Even there is no fixed time-period given by law within which a dispute must be decided. Sell your properties in Punjab have solved many such cases where make false wills, forge documents and grab the property of NRI by illegal means. In order to grab property, sometimes false FIRs are registered against NRI so that they do not enter India without being arrested. Even the courts which are overburdened with cases do not give redressal to NRI in time.
In such a situation, it is recommended to prevent property disputes in Punjab , the first place than to seek justice later. The best ways to do this is:-
1. Title Search – It is mandatory to have you as a title to the property in government records if you own it. Proper description of the seller with proper description of property is to be verified as the only owner can sell or authorize to sell his own property. In order to check who is in possession, get affidavits from the seller that no previous agreement to sell exists in relation to the same property.
2. Be cautious of builders – usually, builders do not give possession on time. They always make lame excuses that this is due to several regulatory issues. Because of clauses they have added in their contracts, they are able to protect themselves smartly. We always suggest aboard clients to get the terms of contract verified from a lawyer before you pay any money or sign any contract.
3. Inherited property – Family members show their worst side in property cases. Often such people are divested of their share of ancestral property by those present in India. Moreover in case NRI buy inherited property of a person, litigation may ensue. In some cases, the property may be transferred to NRI but the original owner might have got it by virtue of will.
What if that will is challenged?
Before the property is transferred to or by our clients, Punjab NRI Property conducts the whole due diligence. We check name of the seller, terms of the will, how the property was transferred in his name, whether property was self-earned or ancestral and letters of administration and probate (Visit our FAQ’s section) Our expertise team also checks succession laws in case a person has died and property in question now belongs to his successors.