Section 53A - Part performance : Transfer of Property Act, 1882



What is Part performance? Section 53A of Transfer of Property Act, 1882

Section 53A of Transfer of Property Act 1882 : "Part performance"

53A. Where any person contracts to transfer for consideration any immovable property by writing signed by him or on his behalf from which the terms necessary to constitute the transfer can be ascertained with reasonable certainty, and the transferee has, in part performance of the contract, taken possession of the property or any part thereof, or the transferee, being already in possession, continues in possession in part performance of the contract and has done some act in furtherance of the contract, and the transferee has performed or is willing to perform his part of the contract, then, notwithstanding that where there is an instrument of transfer, that the transfer has not been completed in the manner prescribed therefor by the law for the time being in force, the transferor or any person claiming under him shall be debarred from enforcing against the transferee and persons claiming under him any right in respect of the property of which the transferee has taken or continued in possession, other than a right expressly provided by the terms of the contract :

Provided that nothing in this section shall affect the rights of a transferee for consideration who has no notice of the contract or of the part performance thereof.





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


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


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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