My brother has died without a will. He was unmarried. He had one property in his own name(single name) and the other which was jointly held with me. Now for doing the khata transfer to my mother's name who is the legal heir they are creating lot of issues in Bangalore.
They say they want to do mahajar by visiting our home and asking neighbors whether my brother has died and whether he was unmarried and whether he had the property or not. All these things are not known to the neighbors where we are living now because my brother expired in a different place. Now I have to convince my neighbors which I don't like to do as it is like asking for favor. Everything else is fine but telling my neighbors what all property was there sounds silly to me. I was thinking if there is any alternative for this process. Also if the neighbors say they don't know then they will reject the application.
Suppose that I get a succession certificate then can I get away with all these processes of useless verification asking and telling the whole world what property my brother had. Also they were asking me another document which I cannot furnish at all. They are asking me to produce a proof for the unmarried status of my brother. They are telling they don't know what document but I am supposed to produce. This is a property with BDA, Bangalore. It was alloted property to my brother.
I am planning to get a succession certificate though I was told it is not needed for a property transfer. Only caveat for me is that the cost of obtaining the succession certificate is high. Since there are two properties will it be very expensive or is there any limit for fees on succession certificate. I would like to know. Suppose the market value of the properties is very high then what will be the fees for the same. Will it be 7% of the cost of the property as on date. Kindly let me know.