My parents jointly own a house in Pune, Maharshtra. My mother, the first holder, executed a will in Mumbai. She has bequethed her share in the property to me. The will is not registered.
My mother passed away in 2007. Please advise if it is compulsory to get the will probated. There is no dispute amongst my family members, but why spend Rs 75,000 unnecessarily?
Alternatively, is it possible to not consider my mother's will and instead request the housing society to transfer her share to my father (who is anyway the joint holder)? Again, this is just to save the Rs 75,000 stamp duty.
Your opinions will be much appreciated.