Certainly, a daughter can claim her rights in father’s property. As per the amendment made to Hindu Succession Act (HSA), a daughter has equal rights in her fathers property as of their sons.
Inheritance laws clearly define who inherits what property. However, despite these laws, daughters often face challenges securing their rightful share compared to sons.

The Hindu Succession Act, enacted in 1956, established a framework for property inheritance rights. A significant amendment in 2005 specifically addressed daughters’ rights. Since then, daughters have equal legal entitlement to their father’s coparcenary property (ancestral property within an undivided Hindu family) as their sons. Let’s consider the legal standing of daughters regarding their rights in father’s property in India.

What Indian Kanoon says for the daughters right on father’s property?

Indian parliament granted an equal coparcenary right to daughters with sons in their deceased fathers property by amending the Hindu Succession Act 1956, in 2005. This act applies to the daughters irrespective of marital status.

Are There any Exceptions in the law?

Yes, Will is an exception as per law. When a father writes a will and gets it registered in such a case will supersede the Hindu succession act. A father can distribute his self acquired property among their loved ones as per his wish in that case HSA will not be applicable and the division of assets will take place as per the conditions mentioned in the will.

Understanding Important Terminology:

1. Self-acquired Property: Property purchased by the father himself.

2. Ancestral property: Property inherited by the father from his ancestors

How to Claim Your Right?

You can claim your right in your father’s property through various legal channels if your father passed away without declaring any will. Consulting a lawyer having expertise in inheritance law is always advisable to get the transfer done smoothly.


Hindu Succession Act is applicable only to the people of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs. So while claiming your right, your religion is an important aspect.
Gather all the necessary documents like property ownership papers and death certificate of father.


Daughters in India have equal legal rights to inherit their father’s property. The Hindu Succession Act empowers them to claim their rightful share. By understanding the law and seeking legal guidance if needed, daughters can ensure they receive what is rightfully theirs.

Also Read: Documents Required for Transfer of Property in India

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can a daughter legally claim her father’s property?

Yes, Daughter can claim her father’s property as per the Hindu Succession Act in Indian kanoon.

2. Does a daughter have rights to her father’s self-acquired property?

Yes, a daughter has equal rights to her father’s property as to her brothers.

3. How can A&A NRI Legal Advisory assist daughters in claiming their father’s property?

A&A NRI Legal Advisory understands the unique challenges faced by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) when it comes to legal matters in India, especially inheritance. Their team of experienced lawyers likely has a proven track record of successfully assisting NRIs in claiming their rightful share of the property. They offer services that go beyond just legal expertise, potentially including administrative hurdles specific to NRI situations.