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Can my father's self-acquired immovable property be transferred to my HUF?


For transferring the property to your HUF both of you will have to execute gift deed in favour of your HUF

As far as transfer of your mother’s share in the inherited property is concerned the market value of her share will become taxable in the hands of the HUF as your mother is not a member of your HUF.

My father, who passed away in 2012, had acquired a residential flat in his name. I have no siblings and my father's mother had passed away in 2011. So my mother and myself only are the legal heirs. Can my father's self-acquired immovable property be transferred to my HUF i.e. son's HUF? If such a transfer of residential flat is done, then will the rental income be taxed in the hands of the HUF's or will it be clubbed with my income?

Answer: Since you have not mentioned whether you father had left a valid will or not, I presume that he died intestate without leaving a valid Will and therefore Section 8 read with schedule of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 will apply in your case. As mother of your father had passed away before death of your father and since you do not have siblings, you and your mother are the only the legal heirs of the property. So you both have inherited the property equally and become equal owner of your father’s property after his death. 

So for transferring the property to your HUF both of you will have to execute gift deed in favour of your HUF. This transaction will have different tax implications in respect of your share and share of your mother in it. Since you are treated as relative of your HUF for income tax purposes and therefore the gift received by your HUF of your share in the property will not be treated as income of the HUF. However, as per the provisions of income tax laws, any income arising to the asset transferred by the member to the HUF is subject to clubbing provisions, the rental income relatable to your share shall be clubbed with your income.

As far as transfer of your mother’s share in the inherited property is concerned the market value of her share will become taxable in the hands of the HUF as your mother is not a member of your HUF. It is only the gift made by a member to its HUF which is not treated as income of the HUF. However, the clubbing provisions will not apply in respect of rental income relatable to your mother’s share so transferred.

Balwant Jain is a tax and investment expert and can be reached on [email protected] and @jainbalwant on Twitter.

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Yes, by default  husband and wife comes under HUF and you the karta of the family. Means the both flat will be your names as a Karta and already you're purchasing on both of yours name.

You have to create HUF account.

HUF is considered as a separate entity for the purpose of Income Tax Act and the  HUF has a separate PAN Card  and a separate income tax return is filed for the same.

A HUF automatically comes into existence when a person gets married and starts his family. It is not necessary that this new family should also have kids. The day when boy and groom get married, they have formed a HUF.

  How to create HUF

To create a HUF, 3 things are required i.e.

Step 1:  Create HUF Deed

Step 2:  Apply for HUF PAN Card

Step 3:  Open Bank Account of HUF

Ganesh Kadam

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Yes, if bank allows home loan from individuals to HUF loan account. Check with branch manager or loan officer.

i think this can be done

you and your wife can purchase the property and thereafter assign your individual rights in the flat to the HUF 

a deed of assignment can be made where the assignors will be you and your wife and the assignee will be the HUF acting through its karta

however stamp duty payable on such assignment needs to be checked 

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Yes you can transfer the property to HUF after purchase. 

Yes you can transfer loan to HUF but you have to apply separate loan on name of HUF. 

Yes rental income will be income of HUF. 

Mohit Kapoor

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Yes you can transfer. 

Yes but it's slightly cumbersome

Yes it can be shown

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Can  trasfer in HUF, transfer of loan to HUF depend`s on bank. Better directly purchase in HUF, than loan shall be issued to HUF.

Yogendra Singh Rajawat

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- Yes, you can transfer the property to HUF after purchase, and the said property will be treated as HUF property.

-  Yes, but it is advisiable to take HUF loan, becuase all members of the HUF family will signed on the doucument and will be resposible to pay the same.

-  Yes, it can be shown.

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Yes you can create a HUF and transfer this property to HUF account. HUF is a separate entity for the purpose of assessment under the Act. Under Hindu Law, an HUF is a family which consists of all persons lineally descended from a common ancestor and includes their wives and unmarried daughters.

As per existing norms, all Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) Fixed Deposit (FD) holders are eligible to avail a loan against their term deposit. Most banks and financial institutions in India allow this. In order to take a loan against a HUF FD: All members of the family will have to sign and agree for the same.

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You can transfer the property to HUF subject to certain  provisions of law, i.e., If a member of the HUF gifts a property owned by him to the HUF, then any income earned from such property shall be taxable in the hands of the individual by virtue of Section 64(2).

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HUF  abbreviation is  Hindu Undivided family

HUF is a family which consists of all their family members. The family members can come together and form a HUF account. HUF has its own PAN. Under the HUF, family can save taxes and pool their assets.

The Term “ Karta ” is the representative of a HUF account or head of HUF account

Yes, HUF can transfer its property, let me explain the procedure to transfer the HUF property with real example

Mr. Manjunath, his wife, son and daughter came together to form a HUF account, the HUF account name is Manjunath HUF, Mr.Manjunath represented the account

On 19th July 2018, Manjunath HUF and Mr.Manjunath purchased a 3BHK flat in Bangalore, at a ratio of 75:25.

It’s a joint purchase:

  • Purchaser 1: Manjunath HUF purchased 75% of share
  • Purchaser 2: Mr.Manjunath purchased 25% of share.

In the below sale deed, we highlighted purchaser 1 that is Manjunath HUF represented by its Karta Mr.Manjunath

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On another page of same sale deed, we highlighted purchaser 2 Mr.Manjunath

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Manjunath HUF and Mr.Manjunath obtained the property tax and they have been paying property tax regularly.

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After 5 years of property purchase, Manjunath HUF and Mr.Manjunath need money to reinvest in new property purchases.

So, after 3 months of exploration in market, we found a buyer to purchase this property. The buyer’s name is Ms. Manjula. She is an NRI and hails from Cumming GA, USA.

Ms.Manjula hired an advocate and verified the following documents

  • Tax receipt
  • PAN of Manjunath HUF and Mr. Manjunath
  • Address proof of Manjunath HUF and Mr.Manjunath
  • Latest bank statement of HUF account (intention is to verify the account holder’s name and address. HUF details should be at the header or footer of the bank statement. If not found, request a NOC from respective bank)
  • Family tree certificate from Revenue department (from Thasildar)

Upon the verification and satisfaction of above documents, Ms. Manjula confirmed to proceed further.

Ms.Manjula agreed to buy the property at the price of Rs. 47 lakhs. Ms. Manjula is self-financing the purchase (without going home loan) so we decided to proceed sale deed directly (without sale agreement).

Ms. Manjula transferred the advance of Rs. 10 Lakh to seller from her ICICI Bank account by NEFT and made the demand draft (DD) of Rs. 37 lakhs for remaining payment, to be paid immediately after deed registration.

To register the sale deed, we followed below steps:

Step 1: Sale Deed Draft

  • We drafted the sale deed. In the draft, we mentioned the transaction number of Rs. 10 lakh advance and DD number of remaining payment Rs. 37 lakh.
  • The final draft was mutually approved by seller and buyer. we printed the sale deed draft on document paper for registration

Step 2: Government fee

Below is the break-up of government fee, % is based on the consideration of Rs.47 Lakh

  • Stamp Duty: 5.1%
  • Cess on Stamps: 0.5%
  • Registration: 1%
  • Scanning Rs. 700
  • Affidavit Rs. 40

Ms.Manjula paid the government fee on Khajana-II website and generated below challan

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Step 3: On the day of deed registration,

The sellers Manjunath HUF represented by its karta Mr.Manjunath and Mr.Manjunath carried following documents to sub-registrar office

  • Tax receipt (current financial year)
  • Manjunath HUF PAN
  • Mr.Manjunath PAN & Aadhaar
  • Property keys

Buyer Ms. Manjula flew from USA to Bangalore 2 days ahead of registration and carried the following documents with her for registration

  • Printed sale deed (to be registered)
  • Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
  • DD (remaining payment of Rs. 37 lakhs to be paid to sellers)
  • Khajana -II Challan (shared the image above)
  • A pen to sign the deed

Step 4: In the sub-registrar office

  • The officer verified the above-listed documents and approved for registration
  • Sellers Manjunath HUF Represented by its karta Mr.Manjunath and Mr.Manjunath gave the thumb impression and webcam photo. Buyer Ms. Manjula gave her thumb impression and webcam photo
  • Sellers Manjunath HUF Represented by its karta Mr.Manjunath and Mr.Manjunath signed the sale deed. Buyer Ms.Manjula signed the sale deed
  • Ms. Manjula collected the encumbrance certificate from registering officer and verified the registration

Below is the image of registered deed:

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  • Parent deed (Manjunath HUF and Mr.Manjunath sale deed)
  • Sale deed (Just registered deed between Manjunath HUF, Mr.Manjunath and Ms.Manjula)
  • Encumbrance Certificate
  • Ms. Manjula handed over the full and final settlement of Rs, 37 lakhs DD to sellers
  • All the HUF members are not required to be present in sub-registrar office. Only the Karta can represent the registration

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How & Why to create an Hindu Undivided Family (HUF).

What is an ‘hindu undivided family’(huf), incorporation of huf, advantages of huf, disadvantages of huf, points to consider about huf’s, recent amendments in huf rules.

Will Drafting

‘HUF’ or ‘Hindu Undivided Family’ is defined under the Hindu Law as a family that consists of all persons lineally descended from a common ancestor, including their wives and unmarried daughters. All adults related by blood or adoption in the family are called ‘Co-parceners’, and all members related by marriage to the family are called ‘Members’, and the head of the family ‘Karta’ (Generally the eldest coparcener).

The expression “Hindu Undivided Family” has not defined under the Income Tax Act or in any other statute. HUF stands for Hindu Undivided family governed under Hindu law board and could be formed by a married couple or by members of a joint family. HUF could be formed by two members, at least one among whom should be a male member of the family. Senior most male member of the family would become ‘Karta’. Although it is governed by the Hindu law board, it can be formed by Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists as well.

  • One should be Hindu, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists are considered as Hindus but not Muslims or Christians
  • There should be a family i.e. group of persons – more than one and
  • They should be undivided i.e. living jointly and having commonness amongst them.

All these three essentials are cumulative. It is a body consisting of persons lineally descended from a common ancestor and includes their wives and unmarried daughters, who are living together, joint in food, estate and, worship (not now necessary). The daughter, on her marriage, ceases to be a member of her father’s HUF and becomes a member of her husband’s HUF. However, after 1-9-2005, daughter married or unmarried, is a coparcener like a son.

Here are the legal formalities involved in forming an HUF.

Will Drafting

  • Form corpus: - Use a capital asset to establish the corpus of the HUF. This can be ancestral property, assets gifted by relatives and friends, or received by the HUF through a will. If you give a personal asset to the HUF, the income will be clubbed with your own. Gifts of over 50,000 a year received by HUF will be taxable. The best way is for the HUF to receive assets as part of a will.
  • Make a deed: - You should prepare a deed on stamp paper declaring the formation of the HUF. It should have all the details, including the name of karta, co-parceners, address and source of funds in the corpus. Once the declaration deed is made, the karta should apply for a permanent account number (PAN) for the HUF. This is mandatory because all financial transactions must carry PAN.
  • Open bank A/C: - After you are allotted a PAN, open a bank account in the name of the HUF. It is also advisable to get some stationery printed for official communication. The HUF is now functional. The Karta will have to invest in tax saving instruments and file tax returns on behalf of the HUF.

Advantages: -

Every member of the family can deposit their income in the common corpus.

Single person’s authority while participation from entire family.

Gifts collected up to a worth of Rs 50,000 will be tax free. A father who owns a HUF account can gift a property or money of higher worth to a son who owns a smaller HUF account; but he should specify that the gift is for the son’s HUF and not to him as an individual. Under section 64(2) and 56(2) tax benefits can be enjoyed in such instance.

Corpus can be used for investment in tax free money instruments.

Corpus can be divided only on agreement of every coparcener of the family.

The Income Tax Act and Wealth Tax Act recognize the HUF as an independent assessable or taxable entity. Hence, HUFs enjoy all deductions and exemptions under the IT Act independent of the income and tax liabilities of its members.

Tax Saving- For example- an ancestral property that yields rental income. Under normal circumstances, the rent will be attached to a person’s income and will be taxed according to that individual’s tax slab. However, if it is transferred to an HUF, the income will be that of the HUF’s and will be taxed separately. Let’s take an example. Say, person A earnsRs.10 lakh per year and has an ancestral property, which yields Rs.3.50 lakh as annual rent. If A got the property from his father, while calculating his tax liability, both incomes will be clubbed and taxed in his hands. Assuming that A has no investments and not considering education cess and surcharge, he will be subject to a tax of Rs.1,12,500 lakh (30% slab FY 2017-2018). If the property is transferred to an HUF of which A is, say, the Karta, then under the same assumptions, A will pay Rs. 42,500 as individual tax and the HUF will pay Rs. 5,000 as tax. So, in all there will be a tax saving of Rs. 65,000. The rent becomes tax-free in the hands of the karta, which is A here, and for the other members as well.


Though creating and registering an HUF is easy, complications may arise later.

The first problem is that once a property is assigned to an HUF, all coparceners have equal right to it. So, it cannot be transferred or sold without the consent of all coparceners, and even the karta cannot transfer it to anyone without everyone’s consent. “Partition of real estate belonging to an HUF can be a nightmare, and often, it leads to disputes and court cases.

Also, an HUF cannot be broken into parts; all members must agree to dissolve an HUF.

If an HUF has only a few members, things may run smoothly. Problems mostly appear when the number of coparceners increases. Since all lineal descendants are part of an HUF, every child, whether boy or girl, who gets added to the family, becomes a part of the HUF.

Apart from HUFs becoming too large, the goal for which it was created must be clear. “If the purpose is only tax saving, it may work only for the initial years. As income and number of members grow, complications, too, increase. If the income tax authorities feel that the HUF has been created to launder money, it may choose to take suitable action against it.

At the root of many problems is poor understanding of the laws that govern HUFs. These laws are not codified and are read along with the Hindu Succession Act and the Income-tax Act. “Most of the younger generation does not understand these laws, especially because laws around HUFs are getting complicated,”

HUFs are an Indian phenomenon; some family members move abroad either to study or work and the computation of income may be difficult as many countries do not recognize HUF. Taxation of assets can also be an issue as personal funds put into an HUF will be clubbed with the coparcener’s individual income, which may not work if the original purpose of starting the HUF was tax-saving.

  • Under the Income Tax Act, an HUF is a separate entity for income tax return.
  • The same tax slabs are applicable to HUF as to individual assesse.
  • You cannot transfer your own assets/money into HUF.
  • If you have ancestral property and earning some income from this property, then it is better to transfer this asset to HUF and save tax up to exemption limit applicable to individual.
  • You can transfer the money received on sale of ancestral property /assets into your HUF.
  • The income from property of HUF can be further invested in instruments such as shares, mutual funds, etc. and will be assessed under HUF.
  • Existence of property or multiple members is not a pre-requisite to create HUF. A family which does not own any property may still have the character of Hindu joint family. This jointness is understood in terms of faith and food. This is because as a Hindu is born as a member of the joint family.
  • Any gifts received by the members of HUF (birthday, marriage, etc.) can be treated as assets of HUF.
  • The HUF is taxable as separate person under income tax hence one can save tax from basic exemption of Rs. 2.5 lakh. HUF will also gain from the tax slab structure of computing income tax.
  • Apart from basic exemption of Rs. 2.50 lakh, section 80C deduction up to Rs. 1.50 lakh is also available.
  • The daughter is also a Coparcener like the sons of the HUF.
  • Daughter also continues to be a Coparcener after her marriage of that family she also will be a member of HUF of her husband.
  • The degree of the Coparcener limited to four degrees (Great Grandson) and not all the members of the family are Coparcener.
  • For creating the HUF, one need to get married, there is no need to have child or children for creating the HUF.
  • The female could also be a KARTA as the amended when the father unfortunately dies and she has no brother. In that condition, the daughter or the mother can be the KARTA.
  • in HUF, there could be all the females’ members also when the husband dies and she has no sons.
  • The HUF can’t be a partner of the firm as the HUF is not a person whereas the KARTA of HUF can be a partner of the firm.
  • HUF can pay remuneration to the KARTA of family for the interest and expenditure to run the family business.

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Hindu Undivided Family Property (HUF Property) & Its Transfer Process: An Expert Guide

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What is Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)?

The Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) is a unique form of business structure and taxation in India. It is a family-centric entity that includes all members of a Hindu family lineally descended from a common ancestor. Under the HUF, the family’s wealth, income, deemed let out property and HUF property are pooled and managed jointly, and it enjoys certain tax benefits. HUFs have their own PAN (Permanent Account Number) and can hold assets, conduct business, and file taxes separately from individual members. HUFs are subject to specific tax rules, making them a valuable tool for wealth and tax planning within Indian families.

Advantages and disadvantages of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

The Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) structure in India has its set of advantages and disadvantages are as follows:

Advantages of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

The Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) structure offers several advantages, making it a popular choice for many families in India:

Tax Benefits

HUFs enjoy separate income tax exemptions and deductions, reducing the overall tax liability for the family. This includes basic exemptions and tax slabs, which can lead to significant savings.

Pooling of Resources

HUF allows pooling of family resources, enabling efficient management of wealth and assets. This can lead to better investment opportunities and financial planning.

Estate Planning

HUF facilitates smooth estate planning and succession. It ensures that family assets like different types of properties in real estate are passed down to the next generation in a structured manner, minimizing legal complexities. 

Separate Legal Entity

HUF is recognized as a separate legal entity distinct from its members. This separation provides protection in legal matters and ensures continuity even if individual members change.

Educational Expenses

HUF funds can be used for educational expenses of family members, providing financial support for higher studies.

Loan Eligibility

HUF can avail loans and credit facilities from banks and financial institutions, enhancing the family’s financial capacity for investments and ventures.

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Disadvantages of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

While Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) offer various advantages, there are also some disadvantages associated with this structure:

Tax Complexity

Managing HUF finances involves complying with specific tax laws and regulations, which can be intricate and require professional assistance. Understanding and fulfilling tax obligations can be challenging.

Limited Legal Recognition

While HUFs have legal recognition, they are not as comprehensive as other business structures like companies or LLPs. This limited legal recognition might pose challenges in certain legal transactions.

Succession Challenges

In cases where there are multiple heirs, determining the rightful successor and managing the succession process can be challenging, leading to family disputes.

Limited Control

The Karta (head) of the HUF has significant control over the family’s assets and finances. This centralized control might not align with the preferences of all family members, leading to conflicts. All the housing property like freehold and leasehold properties only under control of the head of the family.

Income Distribution

The income earned by the HUF must be distributed among its members as per their share in the HUF. This might not always align with the individual financial needs of family members.

Female Members’ Rights

Historically, HUFs have been patriarchal in structure, and female members had limited rights. Although legal changes have occurred, the traditional mindset might still impact the financial rights of female members in some cases.

How is Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) taxed?

Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) is taxed separately as a distinct entity under Indian tax laws. It has its own PAN (Permanent Account Number) and files income tax returns separately from its individual members. HUF is taxed at the same rates as individual taxpayers. It can avail exemptions, deductions, and rebates similar to those available to individuals. The income earned by the HUF, whether from HUF property, investments, or business, is assessed and taxed separately.

However, HUF’s income can also be taxed in the hands of its members if it is distributed among them. In India, Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) are not taxed for certain incomes, which include:

  • Income derived from agricultural activities by an HUF is not taxable. 
  • Any gifts received by an HUF from relatives (as defined under the Income Tax Act) are not taxable. 
  • Income generated from ancestral property that has been partitioned within the HUF is not taxed in the hands of the HUF. 
  • Income generated from investments made from HUF funds, like mutual funds, stocks, or fixed deposits, is not taxed in the hands of the HUF. 
  • Income from property like any type of house in India held as HUF property is not taxable if it is used for the benefit of the HUF members. 
  • Dividends received from Indian companies are tax-free in the hands of HUFs, irrespective of the amount.

What are the property rights of HUF members?

In India, a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) is a legal term related to the Hindu law, which governs issues related to property, taxation, and succession among Hindu families. HUF consists of all persons lineally descended from a common ancestor, including their wives and unmarried daughters. Each member of the HUF has specific property rights within the family:

Joint Ownership

All members of an HUF have joint ownership of the family property. This means that the property belongs to the HUF as a whole and not to any specific individual member. Each member, regardless of their financial contribution, has a share in the property.

Right to Residence

Members of the HUF have a right to reside in the family property. This right is not contingent upon their financial contribution to the property.

Income Share

HUF property generates income, and the income is considered part of the HUF. Each member is entitled to a share of this income, which is determined by the family arrangement. For let out properties also have a different part of shares in the family members.

Any coparcener (a member by birth in the family, including sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons) can demand a partition of the HUF property. Upon partition, the property is divided among the members. Once the partition is done, the divided property ceases to be an HUF property and becomes the individual property of the member.

Alienation of Property

Any property belonging to the HUF can be alienated or sold for legal necessity or for the benefit of the estate. However, this should be done for legitimate reasons and with the consent of all adult members.

In case of the demise of a member, their share in the HUF property passes on to the surviving members as per the rules of intestate succession, unless the family has a specific will or arrangement in place.

Karta’s Authority

The Karta, who is usually the oldest male member of the family, manages the HUF property. The Karta has the authority to make decisions regarding the property, but major decisions often require the consensus of the adult members.

Can HUF gift property?

Yes, a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) in India can gift property. Just like an individual, an HUF has the legal right to gift its property to another person or entity. However, the gift should be made for valid reasons and in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act and other relevant laws. 

It’s essential for the HUF to comply with legal formalities, including documentation and registration, while gifting property to ensure the transaction is valid and legally recognized. Consulting with a legal expert or a chartered accountant is advisable to navigate the complexities of property gifting by an HUF. HUF’s prohibited properties in India are maintained by the state government of India.

Gifts to members from HUF

In the context of a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) in India, gifts can be made to its members from the HUF property. Such gifts are considered a way to distribute the family wealth among the members. The Karta, who is the head of the HUF, has the authority to make these gifts. 

However, these gifts are subject to certain conditions and limits. The gifts must be for valid reasons and should not lead to a substantial diminution of the HUF property. Additionally, gifts made to family members are generally exempt from income tax, making them a common way to transfer assets within the HUF. It’s crucial to comply with legal and tax regulations when making such transactions to ensure smooth intergenerational wealth transfers.

Gifts to HUF from members

In an Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), members can make gifts to the HUF property. These gifts can be in the form of cash, movable or immovable assets. When a member gifts their personal property to the HUF, it becomes the joint property of the entire family. 

This property details are clearly mention in the khatian number of the village or district . The person making the gift (donor) relinquishes their ownership rights, and the gift becomes an asset of the HUF. This is a common way to augment the HUF’s property pool. However, tax implications and legal formalities surround such gifts, and it’s advisable for families to consult with financial or legal experts to ensure compliance with applicable laws.

Can HUF rent out the property?

Yes, an HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) can rent out its property. The HUF, being a separate legal entity, has the right to lease out its property and earn rental income. The rental income generated from the property becomes a part of the HUF’s income, and it can be utilized for the benefit of the family members or for the maintenance of the property itself. The decision to rent out the property and the terms of the lease agreement can be determined by the Karta (the head of the HUF) or by consensus among the adult members of the family.

How to Transfer Process of HUF property

Transferring HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) property can be a complex legal process, and it’s essential to follow the appropriate legal procedures including property transfer charges . Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to transfer HUF property:

Decision and Consent

The decision to transfer HUF property should be made with the consensus of all adult members of the HUF. The Karta, typically the eldest male member, plays a significant role in making this decision.

Partition Deed

Draft a partition deed that clearly specifies the details of the property to be transferred, the shares of each member, and the terms and conditions of the partition. This deed should be prepared by a legal expert.

Non-Judicial Stamp Paper

Prepare the partition deed on a non-judicial stamp paper of appropriate value, as per the Stamp Act applicable in your state.

Signing the Deed

All adult members of the HUF, including the Karta, need to sign the partition deed. Their signatures should be attested by two witnesses.


Register the partition deed at the local sub-registrar of fice in the jurisdiction where the property is situated. The deed must be presented to the sub-registrar for registration, and the appropriate registration fee must be paid.

Ensure that all legal formalities and compliance requirements are met. This may include obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the local authorities, if necessary.

Mutation of Property

After the partition deed is registered, apply for the mutation of the property’s title at the local municipal authority or revenue department. This ensures that the ownership records are updated to reflect the individual shares of the family members.

Tax Implications

Be aware of the tax implications of the property transfer, including capital gains tax, stamp duty, and income tax. Consult a tax advisor to understand and fulfill these obligations.

Record Keeping

Keep copies of all relevant documents, including the partition deed, registration certificate, mutation certificate, and receipts for stamp duty and registration fees, for future reference.

Seek Legal Advice

Given the complexity and legal intricacies involved in property transfers, it’s strongly recommended to seek the guidance of a qualified legal expert or a chartered accountant who specializes in property and taxation matters. They can help you navigate the process smoothly.

The transfer of HUF property should be carried out meticulously, as it has legal and financial implications for all family members. Additionally, the specific procedures and requirements may vary based on regional laws and individual circumstances, so professional advice is crucial.

HUF Property Transfer: Legal Procedures and Considerations

Dealing with Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) property and its transfer process involves a careful navigation of legal intricacies and family dynamics. The HUF, as a distinct legal entity, holds joint ownership of its property, deemed let out property and any decision regarding its transfer requires consensus among adult members. The creation of a detailed partition deed, signed by all stakeholders and registered at the appropriate authority, is fundamental to the process. 

Ensuring compliance with tax regulations, such as stamp duty and capital gains tax, is imperative to avoid legal complications. Professional advice from legal experts and tax consultants is highly recommended, as nuances in regional laws and individual family situations can significantly impact the transfer process. By following these steps diligently and seeking expert guidance, families can ensure a smooth and legally sound transfer of HUF property, preserving both family harmony and legal integrity.

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Rights And Legal Authority Of Karta Of HUF To Deal With HUF Property

  • make a gift of ancestral movable property to the extent mentioned in Article 223, and even of ancestral immovable property to the extent mentioned in Article 224;
  • sell or mortgage ancestral property, whether movable or immovable, including the interest of his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons therein, for the payment of his own debt, provided the debt was an antecedent debt, and was not incurred for immoral or illegal purposes (Article 294).
  • payment of government revenue and of debts which are payable out of the family property;
  • maintenance of coparceners and of the members of their families;
  • marriage expenses of male coparceners, and of the daughters of coparceners;
  • performance of the necessary funeral or family ceremonies;
  • costs of necessary litigation in recovering or preserving the estate;
  • costs of defending the head of the joint family or any other member against a serious criminal charge;
  • payment of debts incurred for family business or other necessary purpose. In the case of a manager other than a father, it is not enough to show merely that the debt is a pre-existing debt;
  • The power of the manager for an infant heir to charge an estate not his own is, under the Hindu law, a limited and qualified power. It can only be exercised rightly in case of need, or for the benefit of the estate. This case was that of a mother, managing as guardian for an infant heir

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