An application to transfer the Flat on nominee's name was submitted to the Society in 2019, the society did not actioned the application and have not responded as on date, the application was supposed to be actioned by the managing committee of the Society as per Section 154B-13 of the Maharashtra State Co-operative Housing Society Act. i.e. " Society should have given effect to the nomination by transferring the shares/interest in the society in favour of the nominee and nominee must be admitted as a provisional member and will hold the property only in trust for the legal owner of the deceased member."
The nominee is also one of the legal heir of the Flat and has been residing peacefully in the Flat for the last 45 years without any interference from the deceased owner or from any other siblings.
Now since already more than 4 years have lapsed, does the provision of Limitation Act, 1963 apply for other legal heirs to claim their rights over this Flat.
1. Please specify if the period of limitation is 3 years or 12 years.
2. Despite submitting all the relevant documents to Society, the society has not acted and hence it the society which is at fault, the society has no rights to frustrate the process by neither actioning nor providing a written response, therefore please can you advise when does the period of limitation start in this case.
3. If the period of limitation is over, i.e. after completion of either 3 years or 12 years as the case maybe will the nominee be required to get the succession certificate for getting the Flat transferred on his name.
4. What are other legal remedies available in lieu of Succession Certificate after the period of limitation is over. In case if the nominee is unable to get the succession certificate or do not want to go to all the hassles of getting succession Certificate.