Answered on November 20,2021
General power of attorney (GPA) is possible to anyone but there are few consequences for issuing GPA to non-blood relative
As an NRI, when you buy a property in India, you can give GPA to anyone that includes blood and non-blood relatives.
Blood relatives: Father, Mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, children,
Non-blood relative: cousin, friend, colleague, advocate, or broker
The stamp duty for GPA adjudication in India is just Rs. 200/-(for buying property)
As an NRI, when you sell a property in india, you can give GPA to anyone that includes blood and non-blood relative
The stamp duty for blood relatives is Rs. 200
The stamp duty for non-blood relatives is 5% of property value, which is very huge expense.
For example: Every property in India has government value irrespective of property type (flat, land, independent house, factory, shop, etc..)
Let's consider that you want to sell 3BHK flat in Bangalore India, the government value of the property is Rs. 55 lakh
You have to pay the stamp duty of Rs. 55 lakh X 5% = 2,75,000/- at the time of GPA adjudication (if you give GPA to non-blood relative)
The difference in stamp duty is huge for blood and non-blood relatives. For blood relatives, the stamp duty is just Rs. 200. For non-blood relatives, the stamp duty is 5% of property value
Most officials including sub-registrar, bank and your advocate ask you to issue GPA to blood relative to avoid hefty stamp duty and also blood relative considered as trustworthy.
So to answer your question, you can give GPA to anyone but you have to bear the stamp duty accordingly for blood or non-blood relative.
Below is the image of our latest GPA from Australia, executed among wife and husband (blood-related). we paid the stamp duty of just Rs. 200 and registered the sale deed using this GPA.
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