Can granddaughters claim rights on sold ancestral property?


We've purchased 1 acre of ancestral property (land) from two brothers, these two brothers shared/partitioned it from his father after his death, their father did not leave any WILL before his death. In year 2001, these two brothers sold this one acre to us without their daughters permission(who were majors when the sale transaction happened in year 2001) . Now, this year in Feb of 2010, the daughters of these two brothers filed a case against us in court caliming they have rights on the property. What could happen to our purchased property now? Is there any time limit on when someone can claim their rights after a sale is happened? What all options do we have here in this case?

 
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Advocate

The two daughters can claim their rights over their ancestral property anytime. There is no limitaion period. The sale will stand cancelled.

 
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Advocate

 

Dear,

the outcome depends also upon the state where the property is situated. but in general, since the property has been partitioned as well as sold off before 20.12.2004, the daughters can not claim any share in the said property. so just dont worry and enjoy the property.


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advocate

i go with advocate manish singh that daughter can not claim any share in the said property.

 
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ADVOCATE

I agree with manish sir...

 
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Thanks a lot for your reply Sir,

Bythe way, The property is in AndhraPradesh.

 
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Sir, What was that law or amendment that can prevents them from claiming rights on the property? What was that date 20.12.2004?

 
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ADVOCATE

THE HINDU SUCCESSION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2005

 
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Advocate Chennai. Formerly Civil Judge. Mobile.09444261613

The sisters have no right in the ancestral family property.

At the time of sale, the two brothers were absolute owners and they had right which they conveyed you.

Now, the sisters can not claim any right /share in the ancestral property. The get the benefits of the amendment act, the property should remain as ancestral joint family property (as on Dec.2004).

It is purely legal question and the suit/case filed by the sisters will fail. 


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Advocate Chennai. Formerly Civil Judge. Mobile.09444261613

Please replace and read "sisters" as DAUGHTERS

 
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