Property Document Lost: If you have more land or property, then you must have it on your papers. You must also know the importance of property documents.There are many people who take the help of the bank’s locker to keep the documents of the property.
On the basis of these documents, it is proved that you are the owner of that property. If you don’t have the documents, you can’t sell the property. Suppose your property documents are lost, what will you do?
If you have lost your property papers, it can put you in trouble. If the documents are lost, you can neither sell the property nor take a loan on it. But you should work with a cool mind without getting upset and you can get the duplicate papers out by taking the steps mentioned below.
File an FIR: As soon as you come to know that your property documents have been lost, you should immediately go to the police station without panic and file an FIR. In this, you have to tell the reason why the property documents are lost or forgotten by keeping them here and there. You must also keep a copy of the FIR with you.
Publish a notice in the newspaper: After this, you will have to publish a news or notice in the newspaper about the loss of property documents. This notice will have complete information about the property. Wait for the next 15 days because if someone has received the papers, he can return it to you. Keep in mind that this notice should be published in both the English newspaper and the regional newspaper.
Duplicate Share Certificate: If you live in a housing society, you can get a duplicate share certificate from the Resident Welfare Society. For this, you have to give a copy of the FIR made in the police station and a newspaper notice. After this, the RWA will call a meeting, check the papers and issue a share certificate if the incident is found to be true.
Taking the legal route: For the property paper, make an undertaking on the stamp paper which will have the complete information of the property. It should mention missing papers, FIRs and newspaper notices. This undertaking has to be registered, passed by a notary and then submitted to the registrar’s office.
Take duplicate property documents: After doing all these things, you will have to apply for a duplicate sale deed for your property in the registrar office. For this, you will have to submit a copy of the FIR, the advertisement given in the newspaper, duplicate share certificate and attested by a notary etc. to the Undertaking Registrar’s Office. For this, you will be charged some fee and a duplicate sale deed will be issued in your name.