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Section 1 – Transfer of Property Act 1882

Transfer of Property Act 1882


1. Short title.—


This Act may be called the Transfer of Property Act, 1882.


Commencement.—It shall come into force on the first day of July, 1882.


Extent.1[It extends2 in the first instance to the whole of India except 3[the territories which, immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were comprised in Part B States or in the States of] Bombay, Punjab and Delhi.]


4[But this Act or any part thereof may by notification in the Official Gazette be extended to the whole or any part of the 5[said territories] by the 6[State Government] concerned.]


7[And any 6[State Government] may 8[***] from time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette, exempt, either retrospectively or prospectively, any part of the territories administered by such State Government from all or any of the following provisions, namely:—


Section 54, paragraph 2 and sections 3, 59, 107 and 123.]


9[Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing part of this section, section 54, paragraphs 2 and 3, and sections 59, 107 and 123 shall not extend or be extended to any district or tract of country for the time being excluded from the operation of the Indian Registration Act, 10[1908], (16 of 1908), under the power conferred by the first section of that Act or otherwise.]



1. Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for the original third paragraph.


2. The application of this Act was barred in the Naga Hills District, including the Mokokchang Sub-Division, the Dibrugarh Frontier Tract, the North Cachar Hills, the Garo Hills, the Khasea and Jaintia Hills and the Mikir Hills Tract, by notification under sec. 2 of the Assam Frontier Tracts Regulation, 1880 (2 of 1880).


The Act has been declared to be in force in Panth Piploda by the Panth Piploda Laws Regulation, 1929 (1 of 1929), sec. 2, and continued in force, with modifications, in the territory transferred to Delhi Province by the Delhi Laws Act, 1915 (7 of 1915), sec. 3 and Sch. III. It has also been partially extended to Berar by the Berar Laws Act, 1941 (4 of 1941).


The Act has been extended with effect from 1st January, 1893, to the whole of the territories, other than the Scheduled Districts, under the administration of the Govt. of Bombay. Sections 54, 107 and 123 have been extended from 6th May, 1925 to all Municipalities in the Punjab and to all notified areas declared and notified under sec. 241 of the Punjab Municipal Act, 1911 (Pun. Act 3 of 1911), see Punjab Gazette, Extra., 1925, p. 27.


 These sections and section 129 have been extended to certain areas in Delhi Province, see Notifications No. 198/38-III, dated 30th May, 1939, Gazette of India, 1939, Pt. I, p. 918, and No. 61/40-Judl., dated 16th November, 1940, Gazette of India, 1940, Pt. I, p. 1639, respectively.


The Act has been extended to Manipur by the Union Territories (Laws) Amendment Act, 1956 (68 of 1956).


It has been rep. as to Government Grants by the Government Grants Act, 1895 (15 of 1895) and rep. or modified to the extent necessary to give effect to the provisions of the Madras City Tenants Protection Act, 1921 (Madras 3 of 1921) in the City of Madras; see sec. 13 of that Act.


It has been amended in Bombay by Bombay Act 14 of 1939, and in Uttar Pradesh by Uttar Pradesh Act 24 of 1954. It has been extended to Pondicherry by Act 26 of 1968, sec. 3, Sch., Part I.


3. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for “Part B States”.


4. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for the original paragraph.


5. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for “said States”.


6. Subs. by A.O. 1950, for “Provincial Government”.


7. Subs. by Act 3 of 1885, sec. 1, for the original paragraph.


8. The words “with the previous sanction of the Governor General in Council” omitted by Act 38 of 1920, sec. 2 and Sch. I.


9. Added by Act 3 of 1885, sec. 2 (with retrospective effect). Section 54, paras 2 and 3 and sections 59, 107 and 123 extend to every cantonment—see section 287 of the Cantonment Act, 1924(2 of 1924).


10. Subs. by Act 20 of 1929, sec. 2, for “1877”.


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