As per the provisions of the Goa Succession, Special Notaries and Inventory Proceeding Act, 2012, a married daughter would have a right of succession in the “lease premises”, observed the Supreme Court.
An appeal against the Bombay High Court (at Goa) order that confirmed an order passed by the Inventory Court holding that a married daughter had no right in the “lease premises” was considered by a bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice MR Shah.
The court essentially considered the issue whether a married daughter would have a right of succession in the “lease premises” or not in the appeal (Uma Mahesh Bandekar vs. Vivek Sadanand Marathe).
In section 5 of the Inventory Proceeding Act, 2012, there is no classification between the daughter (married or unmarried) and son.
A daughter, married or unmarried, will have a right of succession in the properties of parents including the lease, the bench said.