Wednesday, 28 August 2013

First, define your requirements!


Size of a house required differs from one family to other.





 Requirements differ from one buyer to another depending on their lifestyle, family size, preference, usage etc. Buying a good apartment or flats from reputed dealer or developer offers you or its residents the convenience of lifestyle facilities like a club-house, swimming pool and gymnasium. 

Defining your preference or requirement helps to save time on unyielding and time consuming deals for inappropriate properties. It will also help your real estate agent to come up with the right property faster. You will have to focus on factors like financing, real estate service providers, paperwork involved and other legal and regulatory issues. 

Once your requirement is defined and you found right property, check the legal aspect of the property. Be sure that the developer has acquired approvals and No-Objection-Certificate (NOC) from the Municipal Corporation, Area Development Authorities, Electricity Boards, Water Supply & Sewage Boards and concerned authorities. Ensure that the developer has entered into proper development agreements and property has clear titles. 


A home buyer books the property when builder or developer launches new project or property under construction. For a project under construction, you should ask for the allotment letter and development agreement. The development agreement is linked between the builder and the landowner and contains details regarding the terms and conditions on which the landowner has permitted development of his property. In case of constructed properties, you should ensure that the seller has the title and possession of the property as well as the right to transfer the property.  

Understanding Government policy and other legalities such as Stamp duty and Service tax will be extremely handy in making an informed choice of property. The stamp duty is usually a percentage of the transaction value levied by the state government, on every registered sale. The final sale deed should be stamped and registered at the appropriate local area office. The service tax will be charged on those payments made on residential projects which are still under construction. Before buying property, it is advisable to appoint a solicitor to inspect the original title documents of the property being purchased.