Legal Management of Properties in Pakistan

Overseas Pakistanis having any legal issue of management of their properties in Pakistan can contact our law firm. We will provide full legal service for  management of their properties in Pakistan.

Our legal services will include but not limited to:

Sale, Purchase and Transfer of Properties

Recovery of Possession of Properties

Renting out properties and collection of rent

Pursuing property  litigation in Pakistan

Overseas Pakistanis all over the world face lot of legal issues regarding the management of their properties in Pakistan. They contact our law firm for management of their legal issues. Our law firm provides them full legal services for resolving their legal issues. Contact for further information.

We are conducting these cases which are likely to be decided in near future.

Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Sale and Purchase of Property in Pakistan

Our legal team provides reliable and dependable property management services in major cities of Pakistan. We legally manage all kinds of disputes and issues relating to residential, commercial and industrial properties.

We are specialize in providing this service to overseas Pakistanis having properties in major cities of Pakistan, especially in Karachi. We will ensure you can achieve maximum value from your property in Pakistan, having satisfaction that your property is being looked after professionally and diligently in Pakistan. This is what our clients’ value most from our services.

If you have property in Pakistan which is vacant, not attended properly, or is unfairly occupied by an unscrupulous tenant, there is no reason to wait and you should immediately contact our law firm.

Our Services:

  • We use of different means to find suitable tenants for the property, including newspaper ads, online ads and liaison with local real estate agents etc. and attracting interest from prospective tenants.
  • Carrying out background and reference checks about the tenants, as well as previous rental history.
  • Preparation, signing, and registration of lease agreements.
  • Receive monthly or quarterly rents, and depositing them in property owner’s designated bank account.
  • Repairs or maintenance of the property, and communicating the same to the owners of the property.
  • Conducting routine property inspections (both interior and exterior) to identify any unauthorized structural change in the property, or any other violation of the lease agreement. Getting digital pictures of the property and sending them to the owner of the property.
  • Payment of all kinds of recurring bills in respect of the property, including electricity, gas, water, telephones etc, as well as government property taxes.
  • Conducting routine maintenance of the property.
  • Issuing eviction notices to tenants, and filing court petitions for eviction of the tenants.
  • Attending court hearings for eviction of the tenants.
  • Providing all necessary legal and commercial advice to owners of the property.
  • Any other service on mutually negotiated terms.

Monitoring of Property

Our property Monitoring service has proved to be highly useful and popular among the overseas Pakistanis who remain absent from Pakistan for extended periods of time, and have unconstructed plots in Pakistan. Unfortunately in Pakistan, land grabbing and forceful possession of plots has become a menace, and overseas Pakistanis are the prime target of this crime. In Pakistan it is not worth owning properties without constantly monitoring them.

We legally provide you a transparent, reliable and vigilant mechanism to safeguard your plots from land grabbers and ‘qabza mafia’, by either providing the legal service to you or assisting your relatives in Pakistan.

Our Property Monitoring Services includes:

  • Regular (scheduled or random) visits of plots to ensure that the plot is free from any kind of encroachment or adverse possession. We will immediately take legal action for the protection of the property and intimate and alert the owner of the plot about any suspicious activity at or around the plot.
  • Regular reporting to the owner of the plot on the status of the plot, including sending digital pictures of the plot to the owner.
  • Bases on client’s requirement, schedule weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly visits of the plot can be planned.
  • A notice board or wall marking can be optionally displayed at the plot to warn any trespassers.
  • Any other customized service on mutually negotiated terms.

 

Online Legal Services relating to Karachi Pakistan

OUR ONLINE LEGAL SERVICES

You may engage our legal services for a full legal advice regarding.

Our services includes but not limited to:

Succession Certificates

Dissolution of Marriages, Divorce and Khula

International Divorces

Registration of Marriages and Divorces

Drafting of Divorce Agreements

Divorce Effectiveness Certificate

Court Marriage in Pakistan

Drafting of Legal Documents

Translation of Documents

Research about Pakistani Laws

Legal Opinion about Pakistani Laws

Sometimes ladies can not come to office of a Lawyer for discussing her case due to domestic problems, therefore, she can not get proper legal assistance rapidly. We on-line services to them.

If you can not come our office then you can just email us the details of your case and sent required papers to us by courier services alongwith cross cheque or pay order of our professional fees. We will prepare your case, the draft is sent to client by email, after approval of the client the case is finalized for filing in the Court. Client has to come court for recording of statement before the judge.

We provide 10 minutes initial Free Legal Consultation to every one. If you require further consultation same can provided on your visit to our office.

If you are residing outside Pakistan, you can pay a Fee USD 25 for consultation of each 30 minutes. We also use free calling software i.e. Viber and Skype for detailed discussion and better voice quality.

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Law Firm based in Karachi having well experienced Advocates and Lawyers in the fields of International Human rights and Women rights Law.
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582


Free online Legal Advice and Counseling Karachi Pakistan

As a Sadqa and Zakkat , We provide free online legal advice counseling to deserving persons, our law Firm in Based in Karachi, Pakistan, therefore majority of queries are relating to Karachi, Pakistan. We generally receive queries for Free online legal advice and counselling from United States of America, Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France and other countries.

We provide initial Free Legal Consultation to every needy person. If any person require further consultation same can provided when visit our office.

If you are residing outside Pakistan, you can pay a Fee USD 25 for telephonic consultation of each 30 minutes. We also use free calling software i.e. Viber and Skype for detailed discussion and better voice quality.

If you have any query / question regarding Pakistani Laws Feel Free to contact us. We provide free advice in the following fields of law:-

Banking Law

Civil Litigation

Civil Laws

Criminal Laws

Commercial Real Estate

Constitutional Law

Divorce Law

Family Law

Property Law

and other Laws

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You are welcome to contact us through Email and Telephone.

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We claim to be the best law firm in Karachi Pakistan for providing Best Legal Advice in Karachi, Pakistan. We can also assist you in your cases in High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
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Safe Way of Purchasing and Selling Property in Pakistan

In developed countries peoples sell, purchase and transfer property through lawyers and get avoid from fraud and legal complications. But unfortunately in Pakistan peoples directly go for this business, without verification the title deeds and legal status of the property and get trapped in frauds and legal complications. The best and safe way to sell, purchase and transfer of property is firstly to consult with lawyer for verification and checking the legal status of the property. This would save you from property frauds and loss of your money.

Our law firm advise and assists clients in sale, purchase and leasing of commercial, agricultural and residential properties. We successfully complete the whole process of verification and registration of title documents, procurement of revenue documents “Farad” and get mutation of names (Intiqal) in the revenue record.

We initiate speedy legal proceedings against the offenders of Land Grabbing, Illegal Possession of property and Transfer of property by fraudulent manner.

 

Real Estate Related Laws of Pakistan

This overview explains procedure for sale/purchase of real estate in Pakistan, Gift of real estate in Pakistan, lease of real estate in Pakistan, mortgage of real estate in Pakistan and taxation of gains from real estate in Pakistan, taxation of real estate in Pakistan and set up of real estate investment trusts in Pakistan. These brief notes are for general guidance only and should not be taken as a substitute for thorough and professional legal advice.

Real Estate Related Laws of Pakistan

•The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

•Land Revenue Act, 1967

•Stamp Act 1899

•Registration Act 1908

Types of Real Estate in Pakistan

Sale of Real Estate in Pakistan

Sale of real estate in Pakistan normally takes place through a title document known as a Sale Deed, except in certain cases e.g. purchase of real estate in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) or in a housing society where sale deed is not executed for transfer of title in real estate and an allotment letter/transfer letter from the authority or the society, as the case may be, is deemed to be the title document. Some people, before execution of the sale deed, may opt to execute an agreement to sell. However, such agreement to sell does not transfer title to a property in favour of the vendee. It, nevertheless, does create a right in favour of the vendee, in case the vendor refuses to honour the terms and conditions of the agreement, to seek specific enforcement of the agreement to sell. Title in an immovable property is only deemed to transfer once such Sale Deed or title document has been executed. A sale deed must be affixed with requisite stamp duty and it must be registered with the relevant sub-registrar. After registration of the Sale Deed with the sub-registrar it must be ensured that a mutation of such sale is entered in the register of mutations kept and maintained by the patwari.

Purchase of Real Estate in Pakistan

Before purchasing real estate in Pakistan, a complete and thorough search in respect of title of the seller to the real estate must be carried out. A general practice is to investigate title of the current vendor and any previous owner(s). Original title document in favour of the vendor must be obtained alongwith other relevant documents including mutation in favour of the vendor, a fresh copy of fard, aks shajra and NOC/NEC as the case may be.

If the vendor is selling the property in the capacity of an attorney of the owner then it must be ensured that the power of attorney is affixed with appropriate stamp duty and it has been duly registered with the relevant sub-registrar. If possible, contact should be made with the owner(s) of the property and authenticity of the power of attorney must be confirmed. A holder of a forged and fabricated power of attorney may not be able to transfer a valid title in an immovable property to a third party.

Non-resident Pakistanis, overseas Pakistanis and foreigners may also purchase immovable property in Pakistan. Their presence in Pakistan at the time of execution of the title document is not necessary.

Lease/Renting out of Real Estate in Pakistan

Landlord’s Point of View

Landlord must ensure that lease of an immovable property is executed in writing. Lease of immovable property for a period of less than a year does not require compulsory registration. However, lease of immovable property for a period of more than a year must be registered.

If the tenant refuses to pay rent, or for any other reason as stated in the lease agreement and allowed under the law, the landlord may terminate the lease. If the tenant refuses to vacate the premises the landlord may file an ejectment petition before the relevant rent controller.

Tenant’s Point of View

Tenant must ensure that he makes payment of the rent either through a crossed cheque, or where payment is made through some other mode, then a receipt must be obtained from the landlord. In case the landlord unlawfully or unjustifiably attempts to evict the tenant, the tenant may file a petition before rent controller in addition to availing other legal remedies as advised by his counsel.

Gift of Real Estate in Pakistan

Gift of real estate in Pakistan must be made in writing. There is, however, a qualification to this general rule in case of a Muhammaden. A Muhammaden may make an oral gift of an immovable property. Although allowed under law, it is not recommended to make oral gifts of immovable property because it may become difficult to prove an oral gift. Where a gift deed is executed, it must be affixed with appropriate stamp duty and it must be registered.

An oral gift, in case of a Muhammaden, takes effect if all three of these under mentioned conditions are satisfied:

•Declaration of gift

•Acceptance of the gift by the donnee during the lifetime of the donor

•Transfer of possession of the subject matter of the gift by the donor to the donnee

Once all of the above-mentioned conditions are satisfied, then the fact of a gift is deemed to be established.

Mortgage of Real Estate in Pakistan

Legal Mortgage

A legal mortgage in respect of an immobile property may be created after execution of a mortgage deed. A mortgage deed must be affixed with appropriate stamp duty and it must be registered with the relevant sub-registrar.

Equitable Mortgage

An equitable mortgage in respect of an immovable property may be created simply by deposit of original title documents e.g. sale deed, allotment letter, etc., with the mortgagor. It is not required to be registered, however, a general practice is to get a lien marked in respect of such mortgage.

Real Estate Taxation in Pakistan

Taxation of Gains from Real Estate in Pakistan

The Constitution excludes legislation on taxation of capital gains from the purview of the federal government. The income tax law has also been harmonized with these constitutional provisions by excluding the immovable property from the definition of capital asset, whose gain is liable to tax.

Despite this, profits on some transactions concerning immovable property is taxable under the income tax law e.g. disposal of property acquired as a stock in trade or with commercial intent to make profit. However, gains realized on disposal of immovable property transferred as a consequence of family inheritance, gifts or without commercial motives, or the property held as a business capital asset are exempt.

Capital Value Tax on Real Estate Related Transactions in Pakistan

A Capital value tax at the rate of 2 percent of recorded value has been levied vide Finance Act, 2006. This is applicable in urban areas for residential property exceeding an area of one kanal and in case of commercial properties without any threshold of land area or size of the property. However, where the value of such property is not recorded, the CVT is payable at Rs. 50 per square yard of land area. All transfers falling under the scope of purchase, gift, exchange, surrender, power of attorney and relinquishing the rights have been subjected to the capital value tax. However, transactions between spouses, parents, grand parents, brothers and sisters through gift and inheritance have been excluded from its purview.

Establishment of Real Estate Investment Trust in Pakistan

The concept of Real Estate Investment Trust has recently been introduced in Pakistan as an incentive for real estate investment in Pakistan. Any income of such trust is exempted from tax, subject to the condition that not less than 90 percent of its profit of the year is distributed amongst the unit holders.

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E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582