Sunday, May 06, 2012

Power of Attorney deals cause market slowdown

NEW DELHI: The ban imposed by the Delhi government on general power of attorney as a mode of property transfer, following a Supreme Court order, is expected to impact the entire property market. Property dealers say that while the ban was required to regularize property transactions, in the absence of a simple and clear procedure for converting leasehold property or property held under GPA into freehold, transactions may fall sharply, at least for a while. 

"The move is right - that's how it should be. Property should not be transferred through power of attorney. However, along with this, the government should improve the process, the system of transfer so that people don't suffer. A majority of owners go for GPA because they don't have a choice. I think residential property will be hit the most," says Anshuman Magazine, chairman and MD, CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd. 

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