PARCELS CLAUSE IN A DEED
This is a technical expression meaning methodical description of the property. It is necessary that in case of
non-testamentary document containing a map or plan of the property shall not be accepted unless it is
accompanied by the True Copy. Usually the Parcel Clause starts with the words “All Those…………………….
And further or description covers as per the type of property subjected to transfer under the deed. This clause
includes words such as: Messuages, Tenements, Hereditaments, Land, Water etc. But use of these now has
been rendered unnecessary in view of Section 8 of Transfer of Property Act given herein below.
“Section 8. Operation of transfer — Unless a different intention is expressed or necessarily implied, a transfer
of property passes forthwith to the transferee all the interest which the transferor is then capable of passing in
the property, and in the legal incidents thereof.
Such incidents include, where the property is land, the easements annexed thereto, the rents and profits
thereof accruing after the transfer, and all things attached to the earth;
And, where the property is machinery attached to the earth, the movable parts thereof;
And, where the property is a house, the easements annexed thereto, the rent thereof accruing after the
transfer, and the locks, keys, bars, doors, windows, and all other things provided for permanent use therewith;
And, where the property is a debt or other actionable claim, the securities therefor (except where they are
also for other debts or claims not transferred to the transferee), but not arrears of interest accrued before the
And, where the property is money or other property yielding income, the interest or income thereof accruing
after the transfer takes effect.”
This Section has cut down the length of the deeds and do away with description of minute details of the incidents
of the property intended to be conveyed.