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Shree. ( Advocate.)     17 April 2008

'Right of Escheat'?

What does it mean by right of Escheat?

Another question was what is 'Right of Escheat'? But there is no right of escheat as such. There is principle of Escheat by which, when there is no single heir or successor for a deceased person in Sunni Muslims the whole property of him escheats to the Government. So, in simple words, escheat means transfer of property of deceased to government as there is nobody to look after that property.


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SANJAY DIXIT (Advocate)     08 May 2008

thanks for the info.

arunprakaash.m. (advocate)     09 June 2008

the notion in law is that the king is the real owner of the property held by citizen. when there is no heir the last one to acquire the same is vested with the india the president of india is the executive head of the state. under section 29 the hindu succession act 1956 when there is no heir the property of the intestate goes to escheat.

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