Now the law is settled by the Supreme Court. GPA sales are invalid. You can approach the Asst. Commissioner (Revenue) and challenge the Mutation and get it set aside. it will be done within 6 months
No property sale on power of attorney: Supreme Court
Property sales through the common practice of general power of attorney (GPA) will not give ownership title to the buyer.
In a landmark judgment that is expected to send a large number of property owners into a tizzy, the Supreme Court held that the GPA method of immovableproperty sales is not a valid form of transfer of property.
A three-judge bench presided over by Justice R. V. Raveendran said that property can be lawfully transferred only through registered sale deeds.
"A power of attorney is not an instrument of transfer in regard to any right, title or interest in an immovable property," the bench said, after interpreting various provisions of the law concerning property sales. However, the bench said the judgment will not affect "genuine transactions" under the GPA.
The judgment delivered on Wednesday would have an impact on both freehold and leasehold properties and affect the mode of transfer of property in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) where GPA sales are very common. Even though it can cause some hardship to those who have already purchased property through the GPA, the order will help curb evasion of duties, flow of black money into real estate and also save people from being cheated by unscrupulous owners selling the same property to several people.
- Flat sold by builder to third party whem my Agreement to sale was valid
I had executed a Agreement to sale on one flat at Agra U.P. in (date) with a validity of 15 months ,after 15 months the builder with mutual consent and reason that the the construction work is not over renewed it for another 12 months upto (date),again with the same reason it sought and extension of another 6 months of agreement to sale which was made and agreement to sale was extended upto (date).
After this we issued a notice to the builder and on reply to notice the builder through its legal counsel sought again time upto (date).Subsequently again a notice was given on (date) to execute the sale deed but the builder again replied by letter and sought extension upto (date) with the same reason that flats are incomplete.After (date) the builder is untraceable and recently he was arrested on forgery charges and currently in jail.On enquiry I came to know that the builder sold my flat that was having valid agreement to sale to third party with sale deed date.During this period my agreement to sale was valid but now builder is in jail what is the legal remedy and the party having sale deed has occupied the flat .now what is the legal remedy me to get my flat back.