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
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
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.