With time, Indian real estate environment has become more conducive and favourable for NRIs. However, there are still an apprehension to take the plunge into it due to many legal proceedings. Also, NRIs are a soft target for encroachment, as the property owned by them is usually inherited or purchased with a motive of investment, which makes it more vulnerable to the illegal occupants.
It is witnessed that several cases are filed against the illegal possession of properties by NRIs in India. The most striking part about these disputes is that the possessors are blessed with certain judicial protection even when they are not the real owners. These laws are generally made for protecting the possessors against violence. However, these laws get exploited by the illegal possessors and eventually they illegally acquire the property. These cases are more prominent when NRIs are not present in India.
Illegal possessors generally acquire the places in the following ways –