ANCESTRAL PROPERTY

4 GENERATIONS

GREAT GRAND FATHER

GRAND FATHER

FATHER

SON

The property remains undivided from that time, till date is treated And termed as ANCESTRAL PROPERTY

PROPERTY INHERITED UPTO FOUR GENERATIONS OF LINEAGE, EHICH MEANS FATHER, GRAND FATHER, GREAT GRAND FATHER AND GREAT-GREAT-GRAND FATHER is called ancestral property.  It should have remained undivided till the fourth generation upwards.

ANY PROPERTY DIVIDED THROUGH PARTITION DEED, FAMILY ARRANGEMENT, ETC, LOSES ITS ANCESTRAL CHARACTER.  THE PRE-REQUISITE IS THAT THE PROPERTY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DIVIDED BY THE USERS IN THE HINDU UNDIVIDED FAMILY AND ONCE A DIVISION OR PARTITION OR ARRANGEMENT HAS TAKEN PLACE OR DONE, THEN THE DIVISION BECOMES SELF ACQUIRED PROPERTY AND LOSES ITS CHARACTER OF ANCESTRAL PROPERTY.

Property inherited from mother, grandmother, uncle and even brother is not ancestral property.

Property inherited through WILL or GIFT are not ancestral properties.

Self-acquired property becomes, ancestral property, if it is thrown in the common pool of the ancestral properties and enjoyed in common.