Please let me if West Bengal government has stopped issuing legal heir certificate? I am not asking for succession certificate. Instead of the certificate an affidavit signed by first class magistrate is what gets issued as a legal heir certificate I am told . Can someone pls confirm the above.
Thank you Dr. Vashista for the reply. I understand this is issued in other states but I was told this is not getting issued in West Bengal (Kolkata). I was told only a affidavit signed by a FCM would do. I am unable to reach the SDM office due to lockdown hence requesting practising lawyers from Kolkata to kindly throw some light.
Chikki, you are aware that there is a difference between Succesion certificate and Legal heirs. You have not stated the reasons of obtaibing the legal heirs certificate, because there is difference between govt servants and public at large in obtaining legal heirs certificates for these two classes of people, but again this may be different from state to state practise. If you want legal heirs certificate in relation to government servants, yes approach the District Collector office or the SDM.
The requirement is not for government services both the deceased and the person who requires the certificate were/are in private jobs. The deceased had entered into a long term lease of a property and the same is due to expire soon. On approaching the lessee for handing over the property they have requested for the legal heir certificate. people who are currently seeking the property are grandchildren of the original lessor. Currently all surviving members are grandchildren only.
We want the property handover and not an extension. This was a 99 year lease. Both the lessor/lessee (original signatories ) are deceased. Since the property is currently held by the lessee they are asking for legal heir certificate .