EXPLAINED: DOCTRINE OF ELECTION UNDER PROPERTY LAW

Author : Vaidehi Gupta

In general connotation, the term election refers to the act of picking up or choosing. However, in the context of Transfer of Property Act (TOPA)1882, the Doctrine of Election is envisaged under Section 35 of the Act & also under Sections 180 to 190 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925, referring to making a choice between two alternative or erratic rights.