Rajasthan: New amendment likely to reduce tenant-owner row

September 18, 2021

Rajasthan: New amendment likely to reduce tenant-owner rowJAIPUR: The assembly passed an amendment to the Registration (Rajasthan Amendment) 2021 on Friday by making a provision of registering tenants at the sub registrar office (SDO) to reduce the disputes between the owner and tenant.

UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal said that registration at the SDO office would help in legal identification of tenants. “The move would help police in identifying the tenants in case of any dispute. It would be easier for either of the parties, tenant or owner, to exercise legal rights judiciously,” he said. Further giving respite, the rate of stamp duty has been revised to Rs 200 for a property worth Rs 10 lakh.

While explaining the importance of the bill, Dhariwal said at present the Power of Attorney (POA) is optionally registrable allowing the unscrupulous elements to avoid the registration and transfer the immovable properties through the POA. “New rules say that the day power of attorney was signed, the affidavit proving the person was alive will be used then,” said Dhariwal.

Replying to the concern that how Power of Attorney is grossly misused in case the signatory to the POA dies, Dhariwal says that the day POA has been signed, the signatory’s affidavit proving his alive will be submitted at the SDO. “It will prove the POA is right or wrong,” said Dhariwal.

Leader of Opposition, Gulab Chand Kataria says that the amendments will not come into the force until the central government approves it.

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