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Power of Attorney

A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a legal document that provides authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person preparing the POA and authorizing the other to act in his/her behalf is refered to as the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The person who is authorized [...]

Following lines in India

  Standing in lines is an unavoidable part of living in a civilized society. Lines help create an order in which people avail some service and help avoid chaos which will ensue if everyone tries to avail that service at the same time. In the 9 years that I spent in the USA, following lines almost became second nature to me. [...]

Property Tax Calculations

  To compute your property tax use the following formula: Property tax for the year = capital value x current property tax rate x weight of user category where, capital value = market value x total carpet area x weight for the construction type x weight for age of the property To find out the market value [...]

How to obtain the true market value for your property

  If your property is older and the true market value is difficult to find, you will have to figure out the value yourself by obtaining the ready reckoner of that year or apply to the sub-registrar office following this procedure Procedure: Apply using a Rs.10 stamp to the sub-registrar office asking for a ready [...]

Locations for stamp duty payment

  List of locations for paying the stamp duty fee in the state of Maharashtra can be found here. The Deputy Inspector General and Joint District Registrar offices for various jurisdictions in Maharashtra are also listed on this page. For other states select from the drop-down list in the right hand upper corner. List of [...]