My sister-in- law is desirous of gifting me a property which she will inherit from her mother on her death. She wants to execute a deed of gift in my favour in respect of the said property. Can she do it?
– Kumkum Jha A person cannot make a valid gift of a property that he/she does not own at the time of execution of gift deed. Thus, your sister-inlaw cannot execute a valid gift deed in your favour until she inherits and becomes the owner of such property. My brother-in-law is an NRI. He lives in Canada but is interested in buying a residential property in India and has been exploring various options in Delhi. Is he required to take RBI’s prior permission before buying the same?
- Sailesh Sharma An NRI has general permission of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) for buying a residential property. Therefore, your brother-inlaw can buy the residential property without seeking RBI permission. I am an 82-year-old senior citizen. I live alone as my wife expired a few years ago and my only son lives abroad. I have a few self-acquired immovable properties for which I want to execute a will. Can a will be registered in case of immovable property located anywhere in Delhi in any of the sub-registrar offices of Delhi?
- Rekha Gupta A will may be presented for registration generally in the office of the sub-registrar in whose sub-district the executor resides.
A joint owner of a flat is legally entitled to gift her