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Will Registration in India

Overview

A registered Will allows you to make an informed decision on how your wealth, property and assets will be distributed on  your death. MyAdvo will help you draft and register a Will through an expert Will drafting lawyer.

 

Important elements of a Will document:

  • Declaration: You need to declare that you are writing the will in a sound mind and with free will.
  • Choosing the Executor: The Executor will see through the division process as per your wishes stated in the Will.
  • Inventory of assets: A comprehensive list of all your assets.  
  • Names of Beneficiaries: Details of the persons among whom your assets are to be divided.
  • Witnesses: Two witnesses would be required to sign the document. Each of the witnesses should have seen the testator signing the Will.

Steps involved in drafting and registration of Will

Understanding Requirements
MyAdvo will send you a questionnaire to understand your requirements.
Will Drafting
An expert drafting lawyer will draft the Will document within 3 working days for your review.
Review & Finalization
You will review the draft and the lawyer will incorporate your feedback and finalize the drafting.
Appointment with the sub-registrar
We will take an appointment with the sub-registrar’s office in your residential jurisdiction.
Required Documents

You will have to carry the following documents and bring two witness along on the day of registration:

  • Address proofs (photocopy of any one of the following 5 documents – Passport, PAN card, Voter ID card, Aadhar card, Driving License)
  • 2 passport-size photographs
Registration
You along with two witnesses and the lawyer will visit the office of the sub-registrar to sign the Will and get it registered. You will have to pay a nominal registration fees that varies across states.
Will
Upon registration, the registered Will will be provided to you. A copy of the Will shall remain at office of the sub-registrar.

Why MyAdvo?

Pool of expert professionals who have experience in drafting and registration of Wills
Dedicated case manager to provide you with timely updates
Payment is fixed in the beginning and you are not hassled later
Dedicated portal to manage your documents and communicating directly with the lawyer

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Before investing in a property, it is highly recommended to get a due-diligence conducted of the property to minimize risks. MyAdvo can assist in conducting due diligence of the property through expert diligence professionals.

 

Types of Due Diligence

Depending upon the nature of the transaction and the property involved, due diligence can be either:

1.    Full Search (tenure of search is usually between past 30 years to 99 years)

  • Recommended for sale, resale, long term lease transactions and transactions that involve obtaining financial loans against the property.

2.    Limited Search (tenure of search is restricted to past 15 years)

  • Recommended for short term rental/lease transactions.

The diligence for both the methods involves a rigorous search of all components of a real estate property and carried out comprehensively. The only difference being the tenure for which the search is done.

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