Rectification Deed

Rectification Deed

Rectification or Confirmation deeds are also known as correction deeds. They are entered between two parties to rectify any errors made in a previous deed. These errors may include typing error, misspelt name, error in the property description, or any other error in the execution of the documents. These mistakes can be later corrected through a deed of confirmation.

Following are the conditions under which a rectification deed is made:

The error must be genuine

It must be inadvertent, not intentional

All the parties must agree to the rectification thereof.

Procedure involved in rectification deed

1) Once the details are agreed upon by the parties the same should be transferred to a duly executed document.

2) Registration charges and stamp duty are to be paid by the parties as per the laws of the state.

3) The deed then needs to be registered in the Sub-Registrars office where the original deed had been registered.

4) In the off chance that there is an error in the rectification deed (ironic but quite possible!), a supplementary rectification deed can be executed by paying requisite stamp duty and registration charges.

Law governing rectification deed

The Indian Registration Act recognises confirmation deeds. According to Section 17 of the Act, any deed confirming any interest in an immovable property needs to be registered. The confirmation may be given either by acquiescence, by limitation, or by deeds. A confirmation deed attracts stamp duty. In case the main document is registered or to be registered, the corresponding confirmation deed also requires registration.