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I am planning to buy a site.  Site owner is in USA. He has given GPA to his relative. I came to know that there are different types of GPAs. If I want to buy that site, how to know what kind of GPA he gave  to his relative. If the person is in USA is it possible to give GPA to the other person?

- by Sudhakar Babu, HSR Layout, Bangalore

NRIs can execute GPA in India before leaving India or can even execute it abroad. However, the same has to be executed before Consulate / Embassy / Notary public on the appropriate stamp paper or the same can be executed on white paper before these authorities and  stamp duty can be paid in the District Registrar’s Office within three months of its receipt in India. If the GPA date is very old, then the genuineness of the same has to be confirmed from the executant in writing.


These are all the legal questions answered by Advocate S.Selvakumar in various magazines, in various occasion including realestate reporter monthly.


My brother had purchased a site from his friend. The site was allotted by BDA and the allottee had lease cum sale. The seller, has received the full consideration and has executed a registered general power of attorney in my favour. He has acknowledged the  receipt of full consideration by way of an affidavit which is notarised. Also When my brother pur- chased the site, it was still in lease period, and BDA has not executed the absolute sale deed.
But, my friend has received a legal notice from the allottee stating that power of attorney is cancelled and he intends to sell the site to others. What is the remedy?

Q:- Whether the General Power of Attorney requires franking or registration?  Can the GPA holder attend the Sub-Registrar’s office for registration of GPA on behalf of the executant of GPA? What charges are payable for registration of GPA?

Q:- How do I make Power of Attorney?

Q:- My father is a General Power of Attorney holder in respect of property at Kengeri.  The khatha stands in the name of my father as holder. He is paying the taxes regularly and receipts are issued in his name. But many people say that he is not the owner of the property but he may sell it to any other person and get it registered in purchaser’s name. As we want to retain the property, can my father sell and register the property to me. Please advice?

Q:- My uncle has given Power of Attorney to his friend to develop certain properties, negotiate and sell them. He has also received the consideration.  The stamp duty paid on Power of Attorney is Rupees One Thousand only and the Power of Attorney is not registered. The Attorney holder has developed the property and has sold to various purchasers. But, now my uncle wants to gift some portion of the said property to his sister. Since the stamp duty paid on Power of Attorney is only Rupees One Thousand and not as per sale deed and is not registered, can my uncle claim the sale deeds executed by his friend, Power of Attorney holder, as irregular and not enforceable and gift the property to his sister.