REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY MATTERS

A person does not become an owner of the property by mere mutation of a property in the revenue record which does not create or extinguish title nor has it any presumptive value on title. It only enables the person in whose favour mutation is ordered to pay the land revenue in question. Mutation entry in favour of any person did not convey any title on him.

In property law, a title is a bundle of rights in a piece of property in which a party may own either a legal interest or equitable interest. The rights in the property may be separated and held by different parties. It may also refer to a sale deed, that serves as evidence of ownership. Conveyance of the document may be required in order to transfer ownership in the property to another person. Title is distinct from possession, a right that often accompanies ownership but is not necessary sufficient to prove it. In many cases both possession and title may be transferred independently of each other. For real property, land registration and recording provide public notice of ownership information.

Having the legal opinion over the title of the property is the best way to establish the authenticity of ownership over the property.