Sir Ajay Sethi ,
i am a Fishermen and living by the sea in Bombay, i have payed by cheque the land rent in 2006 after that i am told that they have stopped taking the land rent as there is a dispute between BMC and Collector and port trust who will take the rent its not clear yet, sir i don't have any other document rather then a agreement with the previous seller from who i purchased ? how do i secure my house i need a water connection also a property tax to payed too so that i can be safe for any coming issues > please guide me as my fishermen rights its same as tribal rights which comes under forest land , shore land belongs to fishermen!
Asked 3 years ago in Property Law from Bombay/Bandra, Maharashtra
is agreement registered? was it duly stamped? it is necessary to go through agreement entered into to advise
Approach the high court with writ for protecting your interest over the land.
Ajay Sir the Agreement was just on a stamp paper notary done, not registered as it was in a chawl and no advice was taken from a good lawyer, but the port trust land receipt is transferred on my name there were some procedures i had to fulfill which i did , and cheque given for 6 years pending land rent from previous owner i had to pay!
Asked 3 years ago
How was the port trust land transferred to your name? Was it through a conveyance deed? If yes, then has the deed been registered? You cannot be made to suffer due to the dispute between the BMC and collector/port trust over the collection of rent.
It will be in your interest to get the agreement vetted by a lawyer to ascertain what exactly should be done to protect your rights.
in chawls people generally dont pay proper stamp duty on agreement . your agreement must have been on Rs 100 stamp paper . please note that document which is not stamped and registered is in admissible in evidence .
the saving grace in your case is base d on agreement port trust land receipt is transferred in your name . it appears BPT is owner of land on which chawl stands . since you have complied with requirement aid down by BPT and paid pending rent arrears yo u may not have anything to worry about .
what you should do is send rent to BPT with covering letter . let them refuse to accept it . you are not concerned with fight between various authorities .