A land deed is an agreement that secures the transfer of immovable property. The main modes of transfer of property are sale, lease, exchange, and gift. No one can legally sale/transfer his property without a deed. According to Bangladesh law, property transfer deed must be registered. Because, if the deed is not registered, no party can exercise or claim his Property/ rights.

Deed execution process:

  1. Verifying Landlord's Claimed Property Ownership, Supporting Documents and Legal Capacity to Transfer.
  2. Verification of Khatian (Mutation Khatian) and specific land related documents.
  3. Physically verifying the location of the land and owner's possession.
  4. Verifying the market value of the land and the value charged as per Mauza, so that the deed can be prepared accordingly.
  5. Obtaining a no-objection letter from the concerned Sub-Registry Office to ensure that the property has not been mortgaged or leased to anyone before.
  6. Preparation of deed document on stump paper by the lawyer or registered deed writer.
  7. Contact by the buyer to the sub-registry office- The buyer of the land must know the details about the amount of tax, registration fee, specific bank name, account number, etc. from the sub-registry office. And payment of registration fee and other taxes through a specified bank in due course.
  8. The land buyer must apply to the Upazila Sub-Registry Office for registration.

If the land is recorded in the name of the seller's predecessor, verifying the succession certificate in favor of the seller is issued by the local government representative (usually, the Union Parishad Chairman). Also, if one of the heirs sells the land, the registered road deeds, and other related documents should be verified at the Upazila Sub-Registrar Office to ensure that the seller owns the portion he is selling.


Documents required for registration:

 The seller will bring along –

 1. Original sale deed of land,

 2. Relevant original documents,

3.All Dalil for ownership (Serially).

4.Dalil of all landowners (if more parties are owner in same Dag khatian).

5.Receipt / Acknowledgement of Tax/ Khajna.

6. Succession certificate (if owned family property)

7. Power Attorney (Where applicable)

 8. Land Development Tax Receipt/Rent Filing,

 9. National Identity Card,

 10. Passport size photograph – One copy,

 11. Power of Attorney or Power of Attorney (where applicable),

 12. Bill of Lading (if applicable).


What the buyer will bring-

1. National Identity Card,

2. Passport size photograph – One copy,

3. Two witnesses (must have national identity card),

4. Registered letter (if any).

If the document is registered, the receipt must be collected from the Sub-Registry Office. All property taxes are the responsibility of the new owner or purchaser from the date of registration of the deed. The transfer deed, the certified copy of the sale deed, and duplicate are issued from the sub-registry office within one week. It takes six months or more in some cases to get the original documents.


To prepare a transferable deed, must need to include the following information in the deed-

1. Name of Registry Office

2. Summary of deed

3. Name and address of the beneficiary/beneficiaries

4. Name and address of donor/s

5. Name, address, and particulars of authorized attorney/representative/guardian (if applicable)

6. Details of Power of Attorney (if applicable)

7. Continuous details of at least 25 years of ownership of the property to be transferred

8. Details of ownership of land purchased/acquired in case of multiple purchasers/assignees (if any)

9. Details of ownership of land transferred in case of multiple sellers/ transferees

10. Date of issue (Bengali & English)

11. schedule of properties

12. Property boundary details

13. Amount of property transferred (in figures and words)

14. Details of payment of the value of the property transferred (if any)

15. Hand drawing and measurement of transferred property

16. Apology (if any)

17. Signature of Donor/ Beneficiary/ Attorney/ Representative/ Guardian

 18. Name, address, and signature of the witness/ witnesses

 19. Name, address, and signature of the identifiers

20. Name, full address, and deed of the negotiator or deed writer,

Author's certificate number (with the name of office)

21. Affidavit, and

22. Name and designation of Sub-Registrar with signature and date.


List of Government Fees

  • Registration fee, 1% of total deed value
  • Stamp duty, 1.5% of total deed value
  • Local Government Tax, 3% of the total deeded value
  • Source Tax – Municipal 2%, Union 1%
  • E fee 100 BDT
  • N fee (Bangla 16 BDT per page, English 24 BDT)
  • NN fee (Bengali 24 BDT per page, English 36 BDT)
  • Affidavit 200 BDT
  • Court fee 10 BDT

If the sub-registrar refuses to register, what to do?

Return the original documents to the buyer and issue an order stating the reasons for refusal to register. Within 30 days of the issuance of the said order, the purchaser may apply to the District Registrar. The District Registrar can entertain the appeal, investigate, and order the Sub-Registrar for registration. Otherwise, the appeal will be dismissed. If the district registrar rejects the appeal, the buyer can approach the civil court under section 7 of the Registration Act, within 30 days of the order.


Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar

Sub-Registrar, Upazila Sub-Registrar Office, Ukhia (adjacent to Shaheed Minar), Cox's Bazar

Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar

Sub-Registrar, Upazila Sub-Registrar Office (adjacent to Teknaf Upazila Parishad), Teknaf, Cox's Bazar

Time: 7 to 10 days

Hotline Number for Getting Support:

Smart Land service customer care: 16122

Gov. information and service helpline: 333 (Press 2 after making call to get land assistance.)


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