Indian Bare Acts

THE REGISTRATION ACT, 1908

Title : THE REGISTRATION ACT, 1908

Year : 1908



Save as in this Part otherwise provided, every document mentioned in section 17, sub-section (1), clauses (a), (b), (c), 1*[, (d) and (e), section 17, sub-section (2), in so far as such document affects immovable property,] and section 18, clauses (a), (b) 2*[, (c) and (cc)] shall be presented for registration in the office of a Sub-Registrar within whose sub-district the whole or some portion of the property to which such document relates is situate.

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1. Subs. by Act 33 of 1940, s. 3, for "and (d)".

2. Subs. by s. 3, ibid., for "and (c)".

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(1) Every document 1*[not being a document referred to in section 28 or a copy of a decree or order], may be presented for registration either in the office of the Sub-Registrar in whose sub-district the document was executed, or in the office of any other Sub-Registrar under the State Government at which all the persons executing and claiming under the document desire the same to be registered.

(2) A copy of a decree or order may be presented for registration in the office of the Sub-Registrar in whose sub-district the original decree or order was made, or, where the decree or order does not affect immovable property, in the office of any other Sub-Registrar under the State Government at which all the persons claiming under the decree or order desire the copy to be registered.

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1. Subs. by Act 32 of 1940, s. 3 and Sch. II, for "other than a document referred to in s. 28, and a copy of a decree or order.".

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(1) Any Registrar may in his discretion receive and register any document which might be registered by any Sub-Registrar sub-ordinate to him.

(2) 1*[The Registrar of a district in which a presidency-town is included and the Registrar of the Delhi district] 2*** may receive and register any document referred to in section 28 without regard to the situation in any part of 3*[India] of the property to which the document relates.

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1. Subs. by Act 45 of 1969, s. 2, for "the Registrar of a district including a presidency-town".

2. The words "and the Registrar of the Lahore District" rep. by the
A. O. 1948.

3. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for "the States".

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In ordinary cases the registration or deposit of documents under this Act shall be made only at the office of the officer authorized to accept the same for registration or deposit:

Provided that such officer may on special cause being shown attend at the residence of any person desiring to present a document for registration or to deposit a will, and accept for registration or deposit such document or will.
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