Dr. J C Vashista
(Advocate and Legal Consultant)
27 September 2021
You will have to get the sale deed executed and registered by the vendor (seller) in your name directly since your husband could not get it done during his life time. Otherwise, the property is still in the name of vendor, which you have no title, right, claim or interest.
Stamp duty papers purchased in 1997 can not be used in 2021, however, apply to area SDM for refund of amount of unused papers.
You will have to purchase fresh stamp papers of appropriate value.