To save residents from harassment at the hands of the estate officials while seeking transfer of property, the UT administration has framed a policy regarding transfer of immovable property to legal heirs after death of the allottee/transferee in Chandigarh.
The policy has been framed under four different categories.
In case of transfers in the case of intestate death, on basis of unregistered and registered will, as per the policy, on receipt of the application for transfer of ownership in case of death of the allottee/transferee, the estate office shall issue a public notice at the cost of the applicant within 30 days of the receipt of the request in the leading newspapers - one each in Hindi, English and Punjabi - having wide circulation in the area giving full particulars of the property and the applicant who have applied for transfer of ownership rights.
The public notice should clearly state that if any legal heir(s) is/are having any objection against the transfer of ownership, the objector(s) can submit the objection to the estate officer in writing, along with supporting documents, within one month of the publication of the notice, and if no objection is received within 30 days of the publication of the notice in the aforesaid manner, then the ownership shall be transferred in the records of the estate office subject to the fulfillment of other conditions regarding submission of the death certificate, affidavit, indemnity bond, and payment of all outstanding dues.
For transfer on the basis of sale deed, it has been decided that if the sale deed has been executed after obtaining no objection certificate from estate office or after execution of the conveyance deed in favour of the allottee, the transfer shall be allowed by the estate officer.
Else, same procedure for transfer on the basis of registered will and transfer on the basis of un-registered will shall be followed.
In addition to the public notice in newspapers, all applications for transfer will be uploaded by the estate office on its website. The applicant(s) shall submit an affidavit saying that they have indicated the name and addresses of all legal heirs of the allottee/lessee, correctly.