Hi All, I have a unique problem at my ancestral property
Here's the background, there is a piece of land which has been undivided for 4 generations.
1. My great grandfather had 3 sons.
2. Generation 1 had A,B,C (3) brothers (all of them passed away)
3. Generation 2 sons of gen1 - A had 4 sons, B had 3 and C had 3 again (some of them passed away)
4. Generation 3 has a lot more people (includes me)
There was no will/division from A,B,C as they owned a large property and were happy with it.
Now due to internal strife gen2 wants to distribute the property.
1. In case some of gen2 males has passed away, the PoA to agree to partition goes to their sons, daughters or widows?
2. What will be the correct process of division? I mean, should the property first divided among gen2 (3 parts)? Will gen2 sons require representatives among themselves to allow 3 part division? Then for people to divide among themselves?
Or should it be equal 10 parts?
3. What is the validity of a non registered deed? I see that Bihar's stamp duty is at 3%. Given the size of property not many are ready to register it.
I have read online and find information to be conflicting. Some say a family settlement deed is required and should be registered. There are others which say if there is a verbal agreement and people have occupied the place, a simple document outlining the division followed by public notary (ie no registration or money to be paid) is also valid.
4. There is an auxiliary piece of land. It was owned by one of Gen1. He had then given it to all three families (including his) but in the name of elder sons wives. Will that land be part of division too?