Recent Changes in Land Registration Procedure

The Tamil Nadu Government has made significant amendments to address the issue of fraudulent registrations. With an aim to prevent irregularities in land registrations, certain procedures have been made mandatory from December 2012.

As per the amendments made, it has been made “compulsory” to register the documents relating to

  • Power of Attorney,
  • Sale Agreement,
  • Agreement relating to Deposit of Title Deeds and
  • Construction Agreement.

Requirements for effecting Sale of Property based on registered Power of Attorney

Place of RegistrationDocument to be registered only with the Sub- Registrar Office within whose jurisdiction the property is located or Principal resides.
Proofs to be filedA Life Certificate stating that the Principal is alive has to be obtained from a registered medical practitioner or a Gazetted officer. .(Not Applicable to Companies Or if Power Of Attorney obtained for Consideration).This certificate is valid only for 30 days
Other RequirementsTo affix Photographs of Principal , Agent and Witnesses along with signature and thumb impressions
Conveyance (Sale)Agreement for SalePower of AttorneyPOA for ConsiderationDeposit of Title DeedSettlement in favour of Family members
Stamp Duty -7% on the market value of propertyStamp Duty -Rs. 20/Stamp Duty -Rs 100Stamp Duty -4% on ConsiderationStamp Duty -0.5% on Loan Amount -Maximum of Rs 25,000/-Stamp Duty -1% on the market value of the property not exceeding Rs.10,000/-
Regitration Fee-1% of the PropertyRegistration Fee-1% of the money advancedRegistration Fee Rs10,000/-Registration Fee -1% on ConsiderationRegistration Fee-1% on loan Amount -Maximum of Rs.5000Registration Fee -1% on on the market value of the property-Maximum of Rs 2000/-


Adjudication of POA is required if Property is conveyed through POA.