My parents, siblings and I had all entered into a family arrangement in 2001. We amicably resolved all our disputes and arrived at a settlement regarding the distribution of various properties held by our family members.
Subsequently, after a few years, we decided to capture and put down our understanding in writing for the purpose of keeping it as a record. What is the validity of this document? Is it legal and binding?
—LK Grover In case the document in question merely serves to record the family settlement which was previously arrived at between the parties and does not create any fresh rights and obligations of the parties, then such a document will not require to be registered, and is valid even if unregistered. However,
The owner of a property that I have taken on rent wants me to file property tax for it. Is filing property tax the responsibility of the owner or the tenant?
—J L Thapar Ownership of an immovable property comes attached with the owner’s responsibility to make payment of certain dues with respect to the property owned, such as
Last year, I entered into a lease for five years, with a lock-in period of three years. However, the lease deed was not registered by the lessor despite my requests to him to accompany me to the sub-regis-