If the deceased person left a Will, the executor of the Will will distribute all of the deceased person’s assets in accordance with the instructions in the Will, so there is no need for a succession certificate to inherit the deceased person’s assets or properties.However, in certain states, a succession certificate will not be issued for securities and debts under Section 370 of the Indian Succession Act of 1925 if the property right is to be established through administration letters or probate.In addition, financial institutions and banks will rely on the legal heir certificate or succession certificate if the deceased did not leave a Will. Get to know more about the documents required for succession certificate.
Legal Heir Certificate
In order to transfer a family member’s assets to their legal heir in the event of their sudden and untimely death, a legal heir certificate is required.A crucial document for establishing the relationship between the deceased person and the actual legal heir is the legal heir certificate.After obtaining the deceased person’s death certificate from the municipal corporation, the successor can apply for the legal heir certificate to claim the deceased person’s rights to the deceased person’s property or dues.Due to their ability to draft legal heir certificates, property lawyers are typically hired for this work.A legal heir certificate is also required for NRIs living outside of India to inherit property in India.
What a Legal Heir Certificate
Is For A legal heir certificate proves that the rightful heir can claim the deceased person’s assets or properties.In order to claim the deceased person’s assets or properties, all eligible successors must possess a legal heir certificate.
Procedure for Obtaining a Legal Heir Certificate
Any municipal corporation office, Taluk Tahsildhar, or district court can provide a legal heir certificate.After conducting an investigation into the property, this certificate identifies all of the legal heirs of the deceased.The steps involved in getting a legal heir certificate are detailed below;
For the legal heir certificate, the deceased person’s legitimate heirs should approach the appropriate authority in their jurisdiction.The applicant should complete the application form and return it to the appropriate authority with a signed copy.The names, relationships with the deceased, and addresses of all legal heirs will be included on the application form.
The application form must be accompanied by all specified documents, including the deceased’s death certificate.It should be noted that a municipal corporation office can provide the death certificate.
Along with the completed application form, you must submit a self-declaration or affidavit on stamp paper.
The investigation will be concluded by the administrative officer of revenue, who will carry out an inspection.
After the inquiry has been successfully completed, the authorized officer will issue the legal heir certificate. The above-mentioned procedure to obtain a legal heir certificate will take at least 30 days.You can contact the sub-collector or the Revenue Division Officer (RDO) if the concerned authorities fail to respond or if the certificate is delayed in arriving.