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All you need to know about Mutation of property

There have been times while selling your property, the prospective buyer would have asked for a copy of the latest mutation. Many people do not know the importance of the document hence, let us start with understanding what mutation is?

“Mutation is the change of title ownership from one person to another when the property is sold or transferred.”

       By mutating a property, the new owner gets the property recorded on his name in the land revenue department and the government is able to charge property tax from the rightful owner. The documentation procedure and the fee payable vary from state to state.

       Also known as ‘Dakhila Kharij’, mutation of a property should ideally be taken every six months from the revenue office in order to check for any wrongful transaction on the property.

       In case of inheritance after the death of the owner, the property should be mutated by submitting copies of Death Certificate and relationship documents.

       Updation of revenue records should be applied in case the property has been bought through a registered Power of Attorney, as it transfers the ownership from the seller to the buyer.

In case of ownership related to land, mutation is considered a vital document. For example, if an agricultural land is acquired by the government and the registry of the land is in the name of person A while mutation is in favour of Person B, the government will release the acquisition funds in favour of Person B, as in the revenue records he is recorded as the owner of the land.

To apply for mutation, an application to the tehsildar(officer)  of the area has to be given on a plain paper along with the required value of a non-judicial stamp paper.

Following documents are required for mutation:

1. Copy of Sale Deed

2. Application for mutation with court fee stamp affixed on it

3. Indemnity bond on stamp paper of requisite value

4. Affidavit on stamp paper of requisite value

5. Receipt of up-to-date property tax payment

Documents required for mutation in case of inheritance or Will are:

1. Copy of Will or Succession Certificate

2. Indemnity bond on stamp paper of requisite value

3. Affidavit on stamp paper of requisite value attested by a Notary

4. Receipt of up-to-date property tax payment in case of Power of Attorney

5. Copy of Power of Attorney.

6. Copy of Will

7. Receipt for payment registered with a sub-registrar

8. Application for mutation with court fee stamp affixed on it

9. Death Certificate.

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