A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) can inherit any type of property in India. This includes residential, commercial and agricultural land.
Let’s check out what are the documents required for an NRI to transfer the title of inherited property to his name.
Deed of Partition
If there is a partition deed already executed among the family members who had inherited the property, based on the said deed each individual will get his share. Thereafter each shareholder can get the property mutated in his name
If there is no partition deed among the family members, after the death of parents/ relative the legal heirs will be entitled to get the property. This happens in case parents die intestate (without executing a will). The legal heirs will have to apply for a death certificate of the deceased father/mother. After obtaining the death certificate, application for legal heirship certificate has to be submitted before concerned Taluk office. The Tahasildar after seeking a report from the village office will proceed further and take steps for gazette publication. Based on this legal heirship certificate will be issued to legal heir.
To prove the title, following documents after mutation are required
1. Land tax
2. Possession certificate
3. Encumbrance Certificate for 15 years
4. Location sketches of the property
A registered Will
If the parents have already executed a registered will, then based on this will, after the death of executant the property will come to the hands of beneficiaries mentioned in the said will. To prove the title, the death certificate of the executant of will is required.