AoA everyone. I've got some relatives wishing to sell their property in a city in southern punjab. They no longer live there and have talked with a property dealer referred to them from a friend (they probably trust the friend, the friend has dealt with the property dealer but obviously shouldn't be expected to furnish any guarantees).
The property dealer is asking for a photocopy of the fard of the land to gain interest of potential buyers; this isn't for biyana agreement yet.
I want to know if its safe to give photocopies of such ownership documents to a property dealer, and whether they can be misused? People are telling them to cross/water-mark the photocopies but with today's scanners and printers I doubt it would provide any real protection.
Second question: is it true that in real estate dealings transfers are made before complete payment? If so what prevents the buyer from dishonoring the agreement after the transfer?