Property Law

The ‘Agreement of Sale’ or ‘Sale Agreement’

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanWhether you are purchasing a plot for construction of a home or an apartment from a builder, the sale agreement is a document that you will need to scrutinise minutely before signing. Once signed, you will not be able to counter anything that is on it.

Sale AgreementThe sale agreement being a technical document will have a series of terms that you need to understand thoroughly. Sale, for example, is a transaction where money is exchanged, in part or in whole, for the transferring of ownership of a particular piece of property in whole.

There is nothing explicitly mentioned in the law about the sale agreement being a written one. However, it is now common practice and even a practical thing to do so, especially if the document is to hold water in a court of law. An important thing to do is to get the agreement registered, as a non-registered document does not have any legal bearing and any deal made on the basis of it is considered void.


There are several inclusions or what are called clauses in the sale agreement. It will describe the property, include contact details of the seller and the buyer, the negotiated price will be mentioned and also how this payment is being disbursed. The time frame for the payment will be included. There will also be a provision for the payment of stamp duty and for the account of the property title.

The clauses in a sale agreement are important because they outline everything that will go into making this a successful transaction, which is completely legally sound. The contract will tell you if the payment is to be made in cash, in part or an agreement for it to be paid partially in the future has been agreed on.

Some of the clauses will cover municipal taxes that are due by the person buying, as well as maintenance charges and in the case of an apartment being purchased payment towards the building society.

Payment terms: The onus is on both the buyer and seller to come to a mutual agreement on the price of the property and all other expenses that go towards the transfer of property. This has to be included and has to be agreed on by both the buyer and seller.

The time for the disbursement of the payment should also be included right up to the last instalment. The document will need to be scrutinised by lawyers from both sides and then signed by both parties.

Transferring property titleTransferring of property title: For a loan to be sanctioned, the property title is important.

This should be transferred to the buyer when the seller has got in hand the amount agreed on. The transfer is the last step in the whole process of buying the property. The property will have to be registered in the buyer’s name by the seller at the local registrar office.

Stamp duty: These rates are fixed by the relevant authorities and can vary with each State. The onus is on the buyer to ensure that the property has been registered in his name at the rate that the government has sanctioned for the transferring of the property.

Sale deedSale deed: This follows the agreement of sale and is an understanding between the seller and the buyer. Its contents need to be scrutinised by experts multiple times before you actually sign on it.

With the right kind of legal help to support you, there is no reason to fear the complexities of the agreement of sale. It is something that you can easily surmount.

You can Contact Us for detailed consultation.

Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad.

Property Law

Sale of Disputed Properties in Karachi Pakistan

Recently due to imposition of new taxes, investors are avoiding to purchase the properties for which they have signed agreements, the only reason is decrease of market value of the properties. Now a days everyone is trying to sell properties in the market, but there is no actual purchaser. Therefore the said principle of demand and supply is applicable in the property market, as there is too much / high supply and very less demand, therefore value of properties are decreasing day by day.

If you have executed an agreement for sale of property and now purchase is not willing to pay the remaining sale consideration for completion of sale agreement, then we can assist you by filing a case for specific performance of contract for enforcement of agreement executed between you and the purchaser.

There are many judgments of High Court and Supreme court of Pakistan for specific performance of the contract.

Disputed Properties KarachiPeople who are real owners of the disputed properties are generally fed up of trying to sell their valuable properties, but they can not get proper value of their property because their properties are disputed. What are the disputes some encroacher or Land grabber has illegally occupied their property and the gentleman or gentle lady can not get vacate their property from the encroacher, land grabber.

Property possession Karachi PakistanThe position is very worst for overseas Pakistani, who while leave Pakistan handover the possession of their property to their friends and relatives for taking care of the property, but after few years they find that their friends or relatives have encroached on their land. The close friend or relative neither pay the rent of the property nor he is ready to vacate the premises, so the actual owner can rent out the property or get possession of the same, in other words it can be said he had lost his property for ever, simply by trusting his close friend or relative.

Tenant Occupied Rented House KarachiSome times people rent out their valuable property to tenant, but after some time when owner of the property ( the landlord ) need property for his personal use the tenant refuses to vacate the property, the gentle owner of the property has to file the case for eviction of tenant and then has to wait for the decision of the court and decision of appeals if any filed by the tenant.

Sale Purchase Disputed Property KarachiNow a days there is practice in the Karachi, that some influential persons purchase these type of disputed property at the value of 25% from the actual owner and easily get possession of the property. On eviction of encroacher the value of the property because as per market value and the influential investor get more than 300% profit on his actual investment within 6 to 18 months.

Disputed Property is not just a phrase of two words but it is the spread term that thousands of people use to find a good dispute property buyer or a real estate agent who can help them sell disputed property. Whereas the cases of disputed property are countless- the number of good real estate agents who actually buy dispute property or help people to sell disputed property is less. Wherever you go in this world of dispute property will be available for sale, but buyers for disputed property are less, if any buyer is available he will be ready to purchase property in less than 25% of the actual value of the property.

Disputes can be of many types- such as: Homeowner and tenant dispute: You have given your home to someone on rent but that person is now denying emptying it. In other words- the tenant has occupied the home. Shop owner and tenant dispute: You have a shop that you have given someone on rent to make some regular money but now the person has occupied the shop. The person is not increasing the rent and also not emptying the shop.

Land and owner dispute: You have some land in other city or village and you live in other city. Someone else occupies that land.

Family Property Dispute Settlement KarachiFamily dispute: You are three brothers/sisters (can be more) who live in different Cities and Countries. One of the brothers/sisters is staying in the ancestral home has totally occupied the home and denying to give a portion or benefit to others. Likewise- family disputes in property can be of many types.

No paper dispute: You are living somewhere for a longtime but you do not have home registry or other legal documents. These are a few types of disputed properties which people are facing now a days.

We always encourage our clients to get re-possession of their property by applying legal process, so they can get proper market value of their property.



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