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Gift Deed

What exactly is a Gift Deed?

A Gift Deed is a legal document that is used to transfer ownership of a property from one person to another as a gift. It’s a simple yet powerful way to show your love and appreciation for someone by giving them a gift that they can cherish for a lifetime.

How is it different from Sale or Purchase Agreement?

Well, unlike a Sale or Purchase Agreement, a Gift Deed doesn’t involve any exchange of money. It’s a pure act of love and generosity from one person to another. It’s also different from a Will as it doesn’t come into effect after the donor’s death, it transfers the ownership of the property immediately.

How to get a Gift Deed done?

Getting a Gift Deed done is a simple process, just follow these steps:

  • Choose the right stamp paper value as per the market rate (Source: Legal URJA)
  • Fill out the Gift Deed form with all the relevant details
  • Get it signed by the donor and two witnesses
  • Get the Gift Deed registered at the Sub-Registrar’s office
  • Breathe a sigh of relief, you’ve successfully transferred ownership of the property!

Is stamp duty payable on gifted property?

Yes, you must pay stamp duty and transfer duty on the deed of gift property. The cost of Stamp duty will vary in each state.

Gift deed registration fees

State Stamp duty for gift deed
Delhi Women: 4% Men: 6%
Gujarat 4.9% of the market value
Karnataka Family members: ₹1,000- 5,000 Non-family: 5.6% of the land value
Maharashtra Family members: 3% Other relatives: 5% Agricultural land/ residential property: ₹200
Punjab Family members: NILNon-family: 6%
Rajasthan Women: 4% and 3% Men: 5% SC/ST or BPL: 3% Widow: None to wife: 1% Immediate family
Tamil Nadu Family members: 1% Non-family: 7%
Uttar Pradesh Men: 7% Women: 6%
West Bengal Family members: 0.5% Non-family: 6% Above ₹40 lakh: Surcharge of 1%

What type of properties can be gifted?

Gift deed rules in India state that particular types of property can be gifted. They are listed below –

  • A movable or immovable property
  • A transferable property
  • An existing property
  • A tangible property