Category: Property Law

A collection of all the Judgements which are related to Property Law.

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – IN THE ABSENCE OF A REGISTERED INSTRUMENT THE COURTS ARE NOT PRECLUDED FROM DETERMINING THE FACTUM OF TENANCY FROM THE OTHER EVIDENCE ON RECORD AS WELL AS THE CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES

Date of Judgement: 29.08.2016 : Non registration of the document would cause only two consequences. One is that no lease exceeding one year is created and the Second is that the instrument become useless so far as creation of the lease is concerned. Thus in the absence of registration of a document, what is deemed to be created is a...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – DOCTRINE OF TENANT’S ESTOPPEL-ONCE THE TENANT HAS ADMITTED THE TITLE OF THE LAND LORD OVER SUIT PROPERTY HE WILL BE ESTOPPED FROM QUESTIONING THE TITLE IN THE EVICTION PROCEEDINGS

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 09.08.2016 “DOCTRINE OF TENANT’S ESTOPPEL” which governs the relationship of landlord and tenant is founded on a contract of tenancy entered into by them, is well settled. Jessel, M.R., who adverted to that doctrine in Stringer’s Estate, Shaw v. Jones-Ford explains it thus: “Where a man having no title obtains possession of land...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – WHETHER THE EVICTION PETITION CAN BE DISMISSED ON THE GROUND OF NON-JOINDER OF ALL THE CO-OWNERS?

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 28.01.2016 (Para 35) So far as issue pertaining to joinder of all co-owners in eviction petition filed against the tenant under the Rent Laws is concerned, the same also remains no more res Integra and stands settled by several decisions of this Court. In Dhannalal vs. Kalawathibai Ors. this Court took note of...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – ADMISSIBILITY OF UNREGISTERED DOCUMENTS IN EVIDENCE – ANY DOCUMENT WHICH HAS EFFECT OF CREATING OR TAKING AWAY ANY RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF AN IMMOVABLE PROPERTY MUST BE REGISTERED

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 08.10.2015 Section 17 (1) (b) of the Registration Act mandates that any document which has the effect of creating and taking away the rights in respect of an immovable property must be registered and Section 49 of the Act imposes bar on the admissibility of an unregistered document and deals with the documents that...

DELHI HIGH COURT – ADMISSIBILITY OF UNREGISTERED LEASE DEED IN EVIDENCE

Delhi High Court Date of Judgement: 30.09.2015 If a lease is not registered then no clause of the lease including the clause stipulating the period of the lease can be enforced. (Para 13) Since the lease deed was neither sufficiently stamped nor registered, the lease-deed is inadmissible in evidence and cannot be looked into for any purpose and no term of...

DELHI HIGH COURT – BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF LEASE ENTITLES OPPOSITE PARTY TO TERMINATE LEASE AND WHERE BREACH IS BY TENANT, LANDLORD GETS RIGHT TO TERMINATE LEASE

Delhi High Court Date of Judgement: 12.08.2015 Transfer of Property Act, 1882 — Sections 106 and 111 — Banking Regulations Act, 1949 — Section 44A and Section 45 — Tenancy — Eviction — Assignment of tenancy rights by tenant — Lease-deed prohibits sub-letting/assignment without prior written consent of lessor — Breach of condition of lease entitles opposite party to terminate lease...