Succession certificate is a document issued by a competent court (civil) certifying a rightful person to be the successor of a deceased person. This certificate authorizes successor(s) to realize debts and securities of the deceased person. Issuance of succession certificate does not give right of succession to the claimed property of a deceased person, because it does not determine the right, title and interest of the deceased person to a particular property or entire property. However, successor(s) of intestate deceased person is/are entitled to inherit the deceased person s property (ies). As per Section 370 of Indian Succession Act, when the deceased person has left a validly executed Will , the entire estate of the deceased person under that will vests on the executor of the will and in such cases Succession Certificate cannot be granted. In eligible cases, the competent court to issue such certificate is the District Court(Section 371 of the said Act) in whose jurisdiction the deceased person generally resided.
EC and CC are the Encumbrance Certificate and Completion certificate.»Proceed