Can registered will deed cancel if he/she wants to cancel in his life

17-Mar-2023 (In Property Law)
Can registered will deed cancel, if he wants to cancel in his life before dead..My husband giving me a property on my name but he is registering will deed on my name, if he want to cancel this deed in future, is this possible.
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Answer #1
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Yes, but with in three years from the Execution of registration of the will deed. However, it may vary in certain circumstances, read full explanation as below:

Under Indian law, a testator has the right to revoke or cancel a registered will deed at any time during their lifetime. The procedure for revoking or canceling a registered will deed is governed by Section 70 of the Indian Registration Act, 1908.

According to Section 70, the testator must execute a revocation deed in the same manner as the original will deed. The revocation deed must be registered with the Sub-Registrar of Assurances in whose jurisdiction the original will was registered. Once the revocation deed is registered, the original will is deemed to be cancelled.

The limitation period for challenging the cancellation of a registered will deed is governed by the Indian Limitation Act, 1963. According to the Act, any interested party can challenge the cancellation of a registered will within three years from the date of cancellation. After the expiration of this period, the cancellation of the will cannot be challenged.

It is important to note that the limitation period for challenging the cancellation of a registered will deed may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, and it is always advisable to seek legal advice in such matters. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the revocation deed is executed and registered properly to avoid any legal challenges in the future.
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Answer #2
171 votes
Section 70 of Indian Registration Act (1908) governs the procedure for revoking a will deed registered. Section 70 states that the testator is required to execute the revocation deed the same way as the original deed.
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