The Registration Act, 1908 was enacted to provide for the general law regulating the registration of documents. The registration of documents required in immovable property has been made mandatory under the provisions of the Registration Act to confer authenticity and legal title to such documents. The Act lays down lists of documents which are needed to be registered and also stipulates the processes to be followed during registration. The effect of registration and consequences of non-registration has also been laid down under the Act. Some of the documents which need compulsory registration include Conveyance, Gift Deed, Lease Deed for a term of above one year, Leave and License Agreement, Tenancy Agreement, Declaration Deed, Relinquishment deed and any other kind of documents which creates or extinguishes any right title or interest in any immovable property of the value of one hundred rupees or more. Registration of documents ensures that the pre-existing rights, titles, and interest of the transferor stand divested in the purchaser or transferee. Registration of any other document which does not fall within the category of compulsory registration, is optional. The Act has specified a timeframe for registration of documents and provides that any documents shall be accepted for registration within four months from the date of its execution. A document shall come into operation from the date of its execution and not from its date of Registration.