Free Legal Advice for NRIs by best lawyers on Property Matters in India

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How to select a good lawyer in India?
  • First of all, do a complete background check on the lawyer.
  • Look for the references and talk to them regarding their experience.
  • Check communication system whether he/she is equipped enough to provide you regular updates.
  • Check the success rate of the cases they have undertaken.
  • Check their experience and knowledge on the subject.
  • A competent lawyer will always tell you his/her experience on the matter.
  • A litigation lawyer should be aggressive to finish your matter without wasting any time. Being an NRI, it is imperative you look for the lawyer, who do not waste time in the courts and who look forward to providing you with the solutions.
  • The fee is an important consideration. Talk about payment up front from start to finish. In India, it is common that lawyers keep things open ended in such cases the client ends up paying way too much that he might have anticipated in the beginning.
  • Freeze your fees and the payment structure.
  • Once you have all these answers, you will never be duped by any lawyer in India.
  • It is your responsibility to do all these background checks before you choose your army to fight the legal battle in the country like India. Safeguard yourself and choose wisely.
What is An Ancestral Property?
An Ancestral Property means a property inherited from the father which was inherited by him from his father. This mean, if a property is inherited from father to his son and then from him to his son then such property becomes ancestral in the hands of the grandson (grandson includes granddaughter also), and father includes mother also).
What action can I take against a builder who is delaying possession?

The first course of action should constantly be to issue a letter in writing to the builder stating your complaint. Ensure that all assurances by the builder of giving you possession on such and such date are given to you in writing on the letterhead and under the seal of the builder. If it appears that the builder will not be giving you possession in an acceptable time period then you may approach CREDIA for mediation.

What is the role of Compromise Deed?

A compromise deed is a compromise between the two parties that is made after negotiation and the content thereof are documented and registered before the Sub Registrar. The compromise deed is a legal document and enforceable in law.

Who is the authority in case of partition cases in respect of NRIs?

Presently the NRI partition cases in Punjab are taken through District Revenue Officer (DRO) in every district in Punjab. This was previously taken through Thasildars.

How long does it take to decide a civil case in India?
The time for the decision of any Civil Suit varies drastically from state to state and even from court to court in any particular state. However it shall take at an average of between 6 months and three years to decide any civil matter before the court of original civil jurisdiction, depending on various factors like the number of parties involved, interim reliefs sought, any interim calamity, etc.

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