When the donee has to give his acceptance of the gift?
- by Suraj Bhan, Chickpet
The Transfer of Property Act 1882 stipulates that acceptance of gift has to be made during the life time of the donor and when the donor is still capable of giving the gift. If the donor dies before acceptance of the gift by the donee the gift becomes void. Similarly, if the donor is dispossessed of the gifted property before acceptance of gift by the donee, the gift becomes void. Likewise, if the donor or donee becomes incompetent to contract before acceptance of the gift by the donee, the gift becomes void.
Since gift deeds require compulsory registration, acceptance of the gift by the donee is usually recorded on the gift deed itself.