Minor correction in Sale Deed
I recently executed a sale deed for my apartment, while in registrar office I recognized a mistake in my age mentioned on the deed, it was supposed to say 30 but it said 29.
I brought this to the notice of the builder's representative and on the spot, he corrected it by scratching the digits with a paper knife and wrote 30 on the top. He also asked to sign against the edit that was made and assured that since this is a minor edit, that too before registration actually took place, there will not be any issues in future.
I can see that the number is clearly and he will also get the same edit signed by builder GM, I am hoping that is ok, wanted to seek your advise on it.
Everything else is correct in including my date of birth, name, etc.
This is a joint property with my mother being the first owner, all her details are also fine. The sale deed has been submitted to the sub-registrar office for his signature and we have provided all biometrics and signature on all the documents.
Asked 2 years ago in Property Law from Bangalore, Karnataka
1) builder is absolutely correct mistake has been rectified before execution .
2) you wont face any future problems
It is required for both the parties to sign against the correction, I have signed against the edit, and since its in my age, that should be fine.
The thing is that, I am not very sure if builder GM got a chance to sign it before it was submitted to sub-registrar office but as you mentioned the edit was made before the execution.
As of today, there the edit is signed by me for sure and that too before the execution.
I may be worried too much but want to be sure that there are no issues in the Sale Deed.
Asked 2 years ago
Hi, as the correction was made before the registration so you need not worry about it and you have signed the correction so nothing to be worry.
2. Suppose if you find the correction after the registration of the sale deed then you have to rectify the mistake while executing the Rectification deed.
1) you need not worry as you have rectified error in your age before execution of the sale deed
2) you can cross check with builder if you so desire
The corrections made and attested by you, if found to be satisfactory, I dont think it is going to create any problem. Further it is a correction regarding age alone and not any other issue hence there is nothing to panic about it to this extent, be rest assured.
1. The deed had to be signed by both the parties at the place where the correction was made. If this has not been done then a rectification deed should be executed to preempt loss of title under the sale deed.
2. Persuade the builder to execute a deed of rectification. If he does not agree then issue him a lawyer's notice, followed by filing a lawsuit for injunction.