National Journal of Real Estate Law

ISSN: 2581-9682

Editors Overview

njrel maintains an Editorial Board of practicing researchers from around the world, to ensure manuscripts are handled by editors who are experts in the field of study.

Focus and Scope

About the Journal

The National Journal of Real Estate Law [2582-6875(e)] is a peer-reviewed hybrid open-access journal established in 2018. The journal is dedicated to matters related to real property (land), focusing on legal aspects that determine ownership, possession, use, sale, and development of real property. Attuned to local, state, and national regulations, the journal covers a spectrum of issues from contractual and transactional aspects to litigation matters.

Focus and Scope

  • Property Laws and Acts: In-depth analysis of key property laws, including the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, Indian Easements Act, 1882, and the Registration Act, 1908, Exploration of legal concepts such as lis pendens, tenancy, and assent, with a focus on economic implications and women’s property rights.
  • Urban Development and Slum Clearance: Comprehensive coverage of legislation such as the Slum Areas (Improvement and Clearance) Act, 1956, addressing issues related to urbanization, slum rehabilitation, and human rights, Examination of informal economies, slum poverty, and the legal dimensions of slum clearance.
  • Environmental and Forest Laws: Analysis of environmental laws, including the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, and Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980, Coverage of forest conservation, afforestation, and the legal aspects of environmental protection.
  • Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation: Examination of the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act of 2013, with a focus on land acquisition, compensation, and socio-economic rights, Comparative analysis of the old and new land acquisition acts, addressing issues of tribal displacement and dam construction.
  • Real Estate Regulation and Development: In-depth coverage of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, encompassing the housing and real estate sector, regulatory frameworks, and financial aspects, Exploration of professional services, real estate transfers, and the impact of regulatory changes on the industry.
  • Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016: Analysis of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016, addressing fraudulent transactions, misrepresentation, and the prohibition of benami transfers, Exploration of legal implications related to black money, real estate transactions, and the impact of demonetization.
  • Stamp Duty and Indian Stamp Act 1899: In-depth coverage of stamp duty, agreements, and work orders, with a focus on the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, Exploration of stamp duty implications in various legal instruments and taxation aspects related to securitization transactions.
  • Special Economic Zones Act of 2005: Comprehensive coverage of the Special Economic Zones Act of 2005, addressing export processing zones, investment incentives, and tax benefits, Analysis of international political economy, India’s export policy, and the role of special economic zones in regional development.

The National Journal of Real Estate Law invites scholarly contributions aligned with its focus and scope, providing a platform for legal discourse and analysis in the dynamic field of real estate law.