Land is a precious and finite resource, and its ownership and utilization are subject to a wide array of laws and regulations. In Bangladesh, land law plays a pivotal role in determining property rights, land transactions, land tenure, and addressing land-related disputes. Whether you are an individual landowner, a corporation, or an investor, understanding and adhering to land laws is paramount. This is where the expertise and comprehensive services of Law Firm in Bangladesh come into play. With a dedicated team of experienced lawyers well-versed in land law matters, we provide a wide spectrum of legal services related to land in Bangladesh.
Understanding Land Law in Bangladesh
Land law in Bangladesh encompasses a vast spectrum of legal aspects related to land transactions, sales, transfers, tenure, and more. It governs the ownership, utilization, and disputes surrounding land. Our team of legal experts specializes in this multifaceted domain, offering legal guidance, support, and representation in all matters related to land.
Key Land Terminology
To navigate the complexities of land law, it’s essential to grasp the key terminology and concepts that are integral to land transactions and records in Bangladesh:
1. Khatian: A Khatian is a land record that is prepared during surveys, containing details of land ownership by one or more landowners based on the mouza (local administrative area).
2. Namjari: Namjari is the process of registering the name of a new landowner through inheritance, purchase, or any other means.
3. Porcha: A Porcha is a copy of the draft Khatian prepared during land surveys, distributed to landowners before attestation. After attestation by a revenue officer and the conclusion of the objection and appeal hearing, it becomes the official Khatian record.
4. Schedule: The schedule provides introductory details of the land, including the mouza name, Khatian number, Dag number, boundary description, and land area, serving to identify the land.
5. Mouza: A mouza is a unique unit created during cadastral surveys within a police station area. It consists of one or more villages or neighborhoods.
6. Khajna / Land Rent: Land rent is the annual land tax collected by the government from tenants for land use.
7. Waqf: Under Islamic law, a waqf is a donation of property by a Muslim landowner for the purpose of funding religious and social welfare activities.
8. Motwalli: The motwalli is the person responsible for managing and supervising waqf properties. They cannot transfer waqf properties without waqf administrator permission.
9. Warish: Warish refers to heirs under religious provisions. When an individual passes away without a will, those who inherit the property are considered heirs, typically comprising spouses, children, or close relatives.
10. Faraej: Faraej encompasses the rules and procedures for distributing the property of a deceased individual in accordance with Islamic law.
11. Khas Land: Khas land is land under the Ministry of Land, supervised by the Collector on behalf of the government.
12. Kobuliyat: Kobuliyat signifies the acceptance of the government’s proposal to grant land to a citizen and acceptance of rent payment by the tenant.
13. Dag Number: In mouzas, land is identified based on its class, and each piece of land is numbered individually. The number given for identifying or locating land is referred to as the dag number.
Our Range of Land Law Services
Law Firm in Bangladesh offers a comprehensive suite of legal services to address various aspects of land law in Bangladesh:
1. Land Ownership and Record-Related Matters: We take care of all aspects of land ownership, including land record investigations, title verifications, and property registration.
2. Land Due Diligences and Vettings: Our team conducts thorough due diligence and vetting for corporations and individuals, ensuring transparency and compliance.
3. Pre-Ownership Checks: We provide pre-ownership checks to assess the legal status of a property before acquisition, mitigating potential risks.
4. Credit Checks and Encumbrance Checks: Our services include conducting credit checks and encumbrance checks to evaluate the property’s financial and legal history.
5. Real Estate Disputes and Transactions: We offer legal counsel and representation for real estate disputes, as well as guidance in property transactions.
Our experienced lawyers, well-versed in land law, are dedicated to providing comprehensive support in land-related matters. Whether you require assistance in property transactions, dispute resolution, due diligence, or any other land law-related service, Law Firm in Bangladesh is your trusted legal partner.
|Key Land Terminology||Definition|
|1. Khatian||A land record prepared during surveys, containing details of land ownership based on the mouza.|
|2. Namjari||The process of registering the name of a new landowner, whether through inheritance, purchase, or other means.|
|3. Porcha||A copy of the draft Khatian distributed to landowners before attestation, becoming official after attestation and appeal hearings.|
|4. Schedule||Introductory details of land used to identify a piece of land, including the mouza name, Khatian number, Dag number, boundary description, and land area.|
|5. Mouza||A unique unit created during cadastral surveys within a police station area, consisting of one or more villages or neighborhoods.|
|6. Khajna / Land Rent||The annual land tax collected by the government from tenants for land use.|
|7. Waqf||A donation of property by a Muslim landowner for funding religious and social welfare activities, following Islamic law.|
|8. Motwalli||The person responsible for managing and supervising waqf properties, with limitations on property transfers.|
|9. Warish||Heirs under religious provisions, inheriting property when an individual passes away without a will, typically spouses, children, or close relatives.|
|10. Faraej||Rules and procedures for distributing the property of a deceased individual in accordance with Islamic law.|
|11. Khas Land||Land under the Ministry of Land supervised by the Collector on behalf of the government.|
|12. Kobuliyat||The acceptance of the government’s proposal to grant land to a citizen and accept rent payment from the tenant.|
|13. Dag Number||A number assigned to each piece of land in a mouza for identification purposes.|
In a country where land holds significant value, having an experienced and knowledgeable legal team by your side is essential to ensure that your land transactions and related matters proceed smoothly and within the bounds of the law. Reach out to us for expert guidance on land law in Bangladesh and benefit from our extensive legal services tailored to meet your specific needs. At Law Firm in Bangladesh, we are committed to providing you with professional legal solutions to address your land law requirements effectively.