Don’t die intestate in Goa: Your property will be taken over by Collector

leaseBy Accommodation Times Bureau

The Goa, Daman and Diu Land Revenue Code, 1968 and Rules specifically give Right to Collector to take over your property if you do not leave any WILL. Section 23 specifically says that Collector will take over the property and legal heirs have to claim it within three years, after that it will be auctioned. Read on..

23. Disposal of intestate occupancies.—

(1) If an occupant dies intestate and without known heirs, the Collector shall take possession of his occupancy and may lease it for a period of one year at a time.

(2) If within three years of the date on which the Collector takes possession of the occupancy, any claimant applies for the occupancy being restored to him, the Collector may, after such enquiry as he thinks fit, place such claimant in possession of the occupancy or reject his claim.

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