Sunil ji, a will need not be registered compulsorily. However, it is a strong evidence that the proper parties were present before the registrar and attested the same after ascertaining their identity. Once a will is registered, it is placed in the safe custody of the registrar. so, here, a will can be registered at any place where he is residing temporarily. Only thing is, will is released only to the testator or authorised person who produces the death certificate.
Suchitra Ji! Thanks for your valuable inputs. But in this particular case, the Registrar refused to register the Will stating that the person does not have any property (mentioned in the Will) in the area/ place within the Registrars' jurisdiction. As an alternate, he advised to put some fictitious property details within the area of his jurisdiction which the person concerned declined to do. Was the Registrar legally correct to deny registration, if not, what were/ are the options available to that individual for getting the Will registered at that place?
Hi Sunil, there is no stamp duty evading in this transaction and registrar can not deny to register the will in his jurisdiction. Indiviual has a right to register his/her will at the place where he resides or takes his/ her last breath.