Section 6 - What may be transferred : Transfer of Property Act, 1882
What may be transferred? Section 6 of Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Section 6 of Transfer of Property Act 1882 : "What may be
6. Property of any kind may be transferred,
except as otherwise provided by this Act or by any
other law for the time being in force,-
(a) The chance of an heir-apparent succeeding to an estate,
the chance of a relation obtaining a legacy on the death of a
kinsman, or any other mere possibility of a like nature, cannot
(b) A mere right of re-entry for breach of a condition
subsequent cannot be transferred to any one except the owner of
the property affected thereby.
(c) An easement cannot be transferred apart from the dominant
(d) An interest in property restricted in its enjoyment to
the owner personally cannot be transferred by him.
(dd) A right to future maintenance, in whatsoever manner
arising, secured or determined, cannot be transferred.
(e) A mere right to sue cannot be transferred.
(f) A public office cannot be transferred, nor can the salary
of a public officer, whether before or after it has become
(g) Stipends allowed to military, naval, air-force and civil
pensioners of the Government and political pensions cannot be
(h) No transfer can be made (1) insofar as it is
opposed to the nature of the interest affected
thereby, or (2) for an unlawful object or
consideration within the meaning of section 23 of
the Indian Contract Act, 1872 (9 of 1872), or (3) to
a person legally disqualified to be transferee.
(i) nothing in this section shall be deemed to authorize a
tenant having an untransferable right of occupancy, the farmer
of an estate in respect of which default has been made in paying
revenue, or the lessee of an estate under the management of a
Court of Wards, to assign his interest as such tenant, farmer or