New Delhi: The property ownership through General Power of Attorney (GPA) has been declared as invalid and incomplete by the Supreme Court.  As per the new ruling, the ownership rights can be availed after the registering the property.

In a hearing of Sooraj Lamp and Industries Private Limited vs Haryana state, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justice RV Ravindran, Justice AK Patnaik and Justice HL Gokhale after analyzing the Agreement to Sale Under Transfer of Property Act ruled out the decision that property ownership through GPA is invalid.

The ruling will be implemented on hold properties and lease hold properties. More so, the possession of lease (patta) can be declared legal only after registration.

It has cleared that those who have done property transaction through GPA, can file request application for regularizing their possessions. Moreover the cases that have been accepted by development authority, DDA, Municipal and Revenue Department for the mutation process will not be affected by the new ruling.

The Apex court maintained that the buying and selling of properties like homes, shops and real estate through GPA should come to an end at the earliest.

JPN/Bureau