Property Mutation
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While transferring or selling a property, a lot of transactions and legal procedure is involved which carefully need to be followed. Among them, property mutation, also known as Dakhil Kharij is an important step that differs from city to city as per the civic Body’s instructions.

What is Property Mutation?

A Property Mutation is a process wherein there is a change in the ownership title from one person to another during property transfer or selling. With this, all the property rights including name are transferred from the existing owner to the new one in the respective land revenue department. However, the charges or the fees vary from state to state.

A mutation document plays an important role during the land acquisition process. In case the property is not mutated on the right owner name, then the government can stop releasing the funds.

Difference between Property Registration and Mutation

A property is not fully owned or transferred on your name till the time it is mutated. In case of registration, the existing owner registers sale deed of his/her property in the sub-registrar’s office, after which it is sent for mutation. So, the process of mutation involves transferring ownership rights and title change from one person to another.

In registration, the property is transferred on the other hand, in mutation the name of the new owner and the taxpayer is entered into the land revenue department records.

Procedure for Property Mutation

First, you have to draft an application in the name of area tehsildar along with the required value of the non-judicial stamp paper. You can download the form from the respective state land revenue department official web portal. Fill up all the details required in the form like owner’s name, parent’s name, address, and address of the person from whom he/she has acquired the right, manner, and date of acquisition. Attach documents like sale deed and other as asked in the form.

Once you fill and submit the form, a declaration is released as to seek any objection towards the property mutation. Any objections are entertained within 15 days of the declaration after that the process moves to another step.

A report is being prepared by the Patwari and is submitted along with documents in the prescribed format. In case any party is not in favour of mutation, then they can file an appeal in the Additional Collector/Deputy Commissioner within 30 days from the order.

Documents Required for Property Mutation

  • Copy of Sale Deed.
  • Property Mutation Application affixing court fee stamp.
  • Affidavit on stamp paper.
  • Indemnity bond on stamp paper of required value.
  • Receipts of property tax paid till date.

In case of a will or inheritance, the required documents for mutation are as follows:

  • Copy of will/succession certificate.
  • Certificate of Death.
  • Insurance bond on stamp paper of required value.
  • Receipts of property tax paid till date with regard to power of attorney.
  • Affidavit on stamp paper of requisite value along with notary attestation.
  • Copy of Power of attorney.
  • Payment Receipt registered with sub-registrar
  • Copy of will
  • Property Mutation Application affixing court fee stamp.
  • In some cases, a rough site plan with different building portions as acquired by persons may also be required.