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Rights of Hindu Women to Property in India

Introduction : Most of the time it is seen that women are discriminated in the field of property rights in India. The Hindu Succession Act was passed in the year 1956 which distinguish Hindu women’s property rights in comparison to Hindu male’s property rights. But another act was passed in the year 2005 which banned […]

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Rights of a ‘Shebait’ in Property Dedicated to Deity

Introduction: Meaning of Shebait: A Shebait is any person who serves and supports the deity and works as a manager of the debuttar property. The properties like the temple or any other land or property which is vested with the deity are managed by the Shebait. Shebait is the only person who has the power […]

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What Happens to the Property of a Male Hindu Dying Intestate

INTRODUCTION PROPERTY OF MALE HINDU DYING INTESTATE The Hindu Succession Act,1956 lays down the provisions for the property of a Hindu male dying intestate. The Act says that the property of a Hindu male dying intestate is first given to the heirs of class I and if there are no heirs of class I then […]

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Rights of Mortgagor and Mortgagee in India

INTRODUCTION: Definition of the term Mortgage: According to the Section 58(a) of the Transfer of Property Act 1882 “A mortgage is the transfer of interest in specific immovable property for the purpose of securing the payment of money advanced or to be advanced by way of loan, an existing or future debt or performance of […]

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Who are Witnesses and What are Their Rights in India

Introduction: Meaning of Witness in general sense (definition):- Any individual who is present and understands or sees something. An individual or person who testifies in a court. An individual or person who presents or provides evidence. Meaning of Witness:- In a legal sense, a witness is a person who has knowledge about the relevant case […]

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Housing Society or Apartment Association in India

Housing Society or Apartment Association in India If you are wondering whether members and flat owners should register a housing society or apartment association, it is important to understand the core differences. Housing Society or Apartment Association in India are regulated by different laws and have different procedures. Housing societies are primarily formed in India […]

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Useful Links to Consumer Complaint in West Bengal

Consumer Law To file consumer complaint in West Bengal or Kolkata, it is very important to understand how consumer law works in India. Consumer law helps consumers to effectively raise complaints before the consumer forum when there is any dispute with sellers or merchants. This post lists some of the most important links that will […]

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Women Safety in India – Useful Links and Numbers

For Women’s Safety in India Women’s safety is of paramount importance in India. This is a short list of collected helpline numbers to provide immediate support and protection to women in India. Please call for immediate help. Central Social Welfare Board -Police Helpline 1091/ 1291 (011) 23317004 Shakti Shalini 10920 Shakti Shalini – women’s shelter […]

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Road Ahead with the Indian Real Estate Act 2016

Under the recently passed The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), India has adopted several new features that will control the real estate market. Most importantly, the Act brings in Real Estate Regulatory Authorities who will be in charge to ensure compliance with the law. With the authority in place, all projects and […]

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NRI Real Estate Investment Opportunites and Concerns

The Indian real estate market continues to grow rapidly. There is a positive sentiment flowing throughout the country and the real estate market is riding the wave. According to the World Investment Report by United Nations Conference for Trade and Development, India is currently ranked fourth in Asia for FDI inflows in 2016. Indian real estate […]

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Developers do not Have to Maintain Flat or Apartment after Registration is Completed

Developers do not Have to Maintain Flat or Apartment after Registration is Completed and Property Handed Over The Calcutta High Court in Merlin Tf Lake View & Ors vs Ruchir Jain & Ors on 26 August, 2015, held that: “Once the apartments are constructed and registration is completed, we fail to understand how the maintenance charges […]

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Consumer Complaint Online Portal in West Bengal

For those of you who are looking for ways to file consumer complaints against those who are negligent in their services or goods. The West Bengal government has recently launched an online complaint portal that will help them to tackle such complaints effectively. You can now file complaints here: https://wbconsumers.gov.in/ProtectedPages/con_login.aspx Here is more information about how to […]

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New Changes to Thika Tenancy in West Bengal

In continuation to the earlier analysis of thika tenancy in West Bengal : https://advocatechenoyceil.com/2013/07/13/deconstructing-west-bengal-thika-tenancy/ It has now come to light that the current West Bengal government is trying to bring a one window mechanism to help thika tenants and bharatias regulate their holding. Under the new law, the thika tenants or bharatias will not require the […]

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Ministry of Corporate Affairs sets up INC-29 for easy business setup in India

Setting up a business in India is set to become simpler and easier in the coming years as the government has already set up several measures to reduce the time required to set up business in India. To get things done electronically, the company must first apply to get a digital signature certificate (DSC) from […]

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Co-operative Society cannot Charge Fee or Raise Donation to Approve Transfer of Property

According to the latest update in the FAQs by the Department of Cooperation, the cooperative housing society cannot charge any fee or donation for transfer of membership from the transferor/member. This is the latest update from the previous position, where, the society could charge upto 0.5% of the sale value in terms order no. 2522 dated […]