1. Before purchasing the said property, you should take a photocopy of the sale deed including previous chains and check properly, whether the seller is a rightful owner of the said property and confirm the same from the office of registrar as well.
- Collect latest property tax receipts, water- electricity paid up bills,
- Further collect information relating to the freehold right from the competent authority , and if possible , take help from a local lawyer as well.
- And also documents relating to Constructions permission, plan approval, conversion, NOCs etc.
2. Under a Freehold property, the owner of such a property has the right to use it for any purpose, in accordance with the regulations of where it is located.
- Hence, your ownership will be permanent , and you will have all right to use the same as per your wish , and further for selling the same , you need not to obtain any legal approval from any authority.
3. If the Lease deed is properly stamped & registered , and the proper clauses are mentioned regarding the tenancy, then no-one can challenge your ownership, and further Law of Adverse possession of 12 years not applied in your case.