Power of ‘Coparcener’ of HUF


1. Power to demand partition

The Coparcener has the power to demand partition qua his share in the joint hindu family property. This power is absolute and once it is demanded, the Karta is supposed to act upon the same. However, it may be noted that in the case of Jagatram Ahuja v. CG1, (2000) 8 SCC 249, at page 258 [AIR 2000 SC 3195] the Apex Court held that in the case of Hindu joint family, the coparceners do not have exclusive rights on any specific property of the family, the property allotted to their shares become specified only on partition In the said case the Apex Court further clarified as follows:

A member of a 1-lindu undivided family who, as mentioned earlier, has no definite share in the family property before division, cannot be said to diminish directly or indirectly the value of his property or to increase the value of the property of any other coparcener by agreeing to take a share lesser than what he would have got if he had gone to court to enforce his claim. Till partition his share in the family property is indeterminate. He becomes entitled to a share in the family property only after the partition. Therefore there is no question of his either diminishing directly or indirectly the value of his own property or of increasing the value of the property of anyone else.

2. Power to dispose off the share of joint family property

The Coparcener has also right to dispose of his share of the coparcenary property by way of a will to any person.

3. The senior most Coparcener has the right to be appointed as the Karta of the family.


HUF -  Capital Gain Account
HUF -  Deduction from HUF Business Income
Income Derived From Funds Of HUF -Whether Individual Income Or Family Income
Gift by HUF to its Member
Gift To Minor Daughters Out Of HUF Property Prior To Marriage
Gift of HUF Property to Stranger or to any Person who is a Alien to HUF
Clubbing Provisions In Case Of Gifts Received By HUF
Applicability of Clubbing Provisions in case Karta of a HUF is a Partner in a Firm
Gifts received by HUF from Aliens / Strangers
HUF - Investment Options
Concept of Multiple HUF’s
Whether a Single Member can Constitute a HUF ?
Whether any Limit is placed on Number of Members of a HUF ?
Whether HUF- Can Be Constituted with only Female Members ?
Drawings / Expenses of HUF
Whether HUF can be a Shareholder / Subscriber to the MOA ( Memorandum Of Association)  of a Company
Whether HUF can be a Member of a Cooperative Society ?
Whether HUF can be a Partner ?
Can KARTA of a HUF enter into Partnership with another Member of HUF ?
Can There Be A Partnership Between Two HUFs?
Effect Of Death Of Karta In Case Of Partnership Firm
Whether HUF Can Be A Proprietor ?
Whether HUF Can Be A Trustee / Settler ?
HUF - Aliyasantana Law
HUF - Marumakkattayam Law
Power of KARTA in relation to HUF
Managing Members in relation to HUF
Whether a Female can become a Karta ?
Tax Planning TIPS for HUF
HUF - Meaning Of Important Term- “Ancestral”
HUF - Meaning Of Important Term- “Stridhan”
HUF - Meaning Of Important Term- “Mitakshara”
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Power of ‘Coparcener’ of HUF
Difference between a ‘Coparcener’ and a ‘Member’
Whether Husband / Wife Can Constitute A HUF ?
‘Maintenance of Accounts’ by HUF
‘Audit of Accounts’ by HUF
Applicability Of The ‘Accounting Standards’ On HUF
Whether Merger Of Two HUF is Possible ?
Residential Status of the HUF under I.T. Act.1956
‘Coparcener Property’ under HUF
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