Understand The Laws And Circumstances Before Purchasing Property In The Name Of A Minor


A property transaction is only feasible if the buyer is over the age of 18. He is required to sign the contract and deeds. According to the Indian Majority Act of 1875 and the Indian Contract Act of 1872, a minor under the age of 18 is not entitled to sign any instrument relating to property transactions. It can only be performed when a guardian or parent legally responsible for the child is permitted to sign.

When can a minor acquire ownership?

A minor can only become the owner of a property if it is donated to him, as per the Transfer of Property Act of 1882. Guardians or parents will be unable to interfere in this situation. In this scenario, a minor can sign a gift deed as a donee.

Minors are not permitted to sign contracts or deeds under the Registration Act of 1908. Towards becoming constitutionally capable of signing a contract and becoming the owner of the property, a juvenile must attain the age of 18.

Can a minor purchase real estate?

Purchasing property under a minor’s name is only allowed when delivered as a gift. Even though the youngster will be the legal owner of the donated property, he would not be entitled to or obligated to maintain it. When he is proficient enough, he will be ready to obtain over and manage the property on his own.

A minor can also acquire immovable assets in his name by using his finances. In this regard, the minor’s guardians or parents will sign the sales deed, agreement, or any other applicable documentation. The guardian and/or parents who sign the deed must retain the greatest level of religion and ethics.

Tax on a minor’s property

A minor may own no more than two properties, according to Indian income tax legislation. He will be permitted to appreciate the property gains, and the taxes portion will not be imposed in such instances.

The revenue from the donated property used by the minor and his family is not taxed. When a property is leased out under the supervision of a guardian, a normal 30 per cent deduction on the rental amount is payable.

Buying property under the minor’s name is only allowed if it is donated or purchased using the minor’s funds. It is looked after by the parents or guardians.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.


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