Whether the registering office accepts documents, which contain interlineations, blanks, erasures, or alternations?
If the documents presented for registration contains interlineations, blanks, erasures or alternations, the registering officer may refuse to accept such document for registration. Interlineations mean inserting words between the lines/words of a document. Section 20 of the Indian Registration Act makes it mandatory that such interlineations, blanks, erasures or alterations should be attested by signatures or initials of persons executing the document. Insisting on attestation by full signatures is preferable.
Rule 42 of the Karnataka Registration Rules, 1965 prescribes that each important interlineations, erasure or alternation occurring in document should be noted at the foot of the document of each page and shall be signed by the Executant before accepting for registration.