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Section 51 - Improvements made by bona fide holders under defective titles : Transfer of Property Act, 1882

 

 

What is Improvements made by bona fide holders under defective titles? Section 51 of Transfer of Property Act, 1882

Section 51 of Transfer of Property Act 1882 : "Improvements made by bona fide holders under defective titles"

51. When the transferee of immovable property makes any improvement on the property, believing in good faith that he is absolutely entitled thereto, and he is subsequently evicted therefrom by any person having a better title, the transferee has a right to require the person causing the eviction either to have the value of the improvement estimated and paid or secured to the transferee, or to sell his interest in the property to the transferee at the then market-value thereof, irrespective of the value of such improvement.

The amount to be paid or secured in respect of such improvement shall be the estimated value thereof at the time of the eviction.

When, under the circumstances aforesaid, the transferee has planted or sown on the property crops which are growing when he is evicted therefrom, he is entitled to such crops and to free ingress and egress to gather and carry them.

 

 

 

TRANSFER OF PROPERTY ACT 1882

Section 41 - Transfer by ostensible owner

Section 42 - Transfer by person having authority to revoke former transfer

Section 43 - Transfer by unauthorised person who subsequently acquires interest in property transferred

Section 44 - Transfer by one co-owner

Section 45 - Joint transfer for consideration

 

 

Section 46 - Transfer for consideration by persons having distinct interests

Section 47 - Transfer by co-owners of share in common property

Section 48 - Priority of rights created by transfer

Section 49 - Transferee's right under policy

Section 50 - Rent bona fide paid to holder under defective title

 

 

Section 51 - Improvements made by bona fide holders under defective titles

Section 52 - Transfer of property pending suit relating thereto

Section 53 - Fraudulent transfer

Section 53A - Part performance

CHAPTER III
SALES OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

Section 54 - Sale defined

Section 55 - Rights and liabilities of buyer and seller

 

 

Section 56 - Marshalling by subsequent purchaser

Section 57 - Provision by Court for incumbrances, and sale freed therefrom

CHAPTER IV
OF MORTGAGES OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AND CHARGES

Section 58 - Mortgage, mortgagor, mortgagee, mortgage-money and mortgage-deed defined

Section 59 - Mortgage when to be by assurance

Section 59A - References to mortgagors and mortgagees to include persons deriving title from them

Section 60 - Right of mortgagor to redeem

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