The Indian Registration Act 1902 and the Transfer of Property Act 1882 contain relevant provisions specifying documents that are compulsorily registrable, and those exempted from being registered.
The registration of all documents is not essential. Under the law, some documents are compulsorily registrable . These include documents related to property. Registration of a document acts as notice to the general public.
According to Section 54 of the Transfer of Property Act 1882, any sale of immovable property whose value is Rs 100 or more needs to be registered. This effectively means all property sales need to be registered .