How to keep contents of a will confidential?

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If you can be deposited in a sealed cover in office of the District Registrar. A fee of Rs.1000-00 prescribed to deposit will in a sealed cover. Depositor or authorized person (executor) can withdraw the sealed cover containing a will, if desires to do so. A Registration of Rs.200-00 prescribed. Will– A testamentary document by which… Read more »

Is the certified copy of a registered will available to any body?

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A certified copy of a registered will is available to the testator only during his lifetime. After his death anybody can obtain after producing proof of death of testator. Will– A testamentary document by which a person bequeaths his property to be effective on his death is a will. The property will devolve on the… Read more »

What is the Stamp duty and Registration fee to register a will?

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There is no Stamp duty on will deed. For registration of will during the life time of the testator Rs.200 Registration fee prescribed + User Charges applicable. To register the will after the death of the testator Registration fee of Rs.250 and enquiry fee including batta, processing expenses at actual will be collected. Will– A… Read more »

Can a will be registered even after death of testator?

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Yes, claiming party under the will have to produce will, records relating to the death of the testator, witnesses and the scribe before the Sub Registrar. If Sub Registrar is satisfied about the truth and genuineness of the execution of the will, he will register. There is a procedure called “will enquiry” to be followed… Read more »

Can a registered will be rectified or changed?

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If executant of a will wishes to rectify, change the content by way of addition/deletion of any recital in the original will may do so during his lifetime. This is called codicil. This document does not require any stamp duty. Will– A testamentary document by which a person bequeaths his property to be effective on… Read more »

Can a will be cancelled?

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The testator can cancel his will at any time during his lifetime. Wll cancellation deed requires a Stamp duty of Rs.100/- Will– A testamentary document by which a person bequeaths his property to be effective on his death is a will. The property will devolve on the person in whose favour it is bequeathed after death… Read more »

Is it compulsory to register a will?

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It is not compulsory to register. Executants may register at his option. It is better to register the will. If original is lost a certified copy can be obtained from Sub-Registrar Office. A testamentary document by which a person bequeaths his property to be effective on his death is a will. The property will devolve… Read more »

Who can execute a will?

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Will – A testamentary document by which a person bequeaths his property to be effective on his death is a will. The property will devolve on the person in whose favour it is bequeathed after death of testator.  Any person above the age of 18 years and mentally sound may execute will, but will caused by… Read more »

What is a will in property laws?

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A testamentary document by which a person bequeaths his property to be effective on his death is a will. The property will devolve on the person in whose favour it is bequeathed after death of testator. Property law is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in real property (land… Read more »