When you are selling your property, the prospective buyer may ask you for mutation records. So, what is it exactly and why it is important?
Mutation of a property, also known as “Dakhil Kharij” in Hindi, can be best described as the transfer or change of title ownership of a property at the time of buying or selling. For instance, if you are buying a property from a seller, by mutating the property, your name gets recorded in the land revenue department records.
With the title ownership being transferred, it makes it easier for the government to charge property tax to the rightful person, which in this case is you.
The application process varies from state to state. For the purpose of illustration, let’s see the mutation application process that’s followed in the state of West Bengal.Offline Application
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There are basically two types of mutations. They are:
The mutation fee varies from state to state. For instance, the West Bengal government has recently waived mutation fees related to property ownership via inheritance. Here’s some other fees and charges associated with mutation of property in West Bengal.
Once your verification is done, including property measurement, your mutation request will be processed. Upon successful verification, the Government Officer will issue the mutation document. After the completion of the process, your name will be recorded as the rightful owner of the property. The property details will also be updated accordingly.
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