To take a decision to buy a property in one's life time is an extremely important decision as one has to drain down the whole amount of hard earned precious savings for owning suitable home. After selecting a home of one's choice, he will have to go through and check a lot of legalities and paper work. As such, one must be conversant with various legal terms and technicalities.
•1. Clear Title Deed: - One must ensure and investigate the records of last 25 to 30 years from registrar's office whether the property selected is unencumbered and has a marketable clear title. It will be better if such documents are got examined by a lowyer so that there may not be any hurdle while mortgazing same for obtaining loan from bank or financial institution.
•2. Property Under Construction: - When a property of one's choice is under
construction, he should ensure that the builder has all the legal document viz-a-viz agreement signed between the builder and the Landlord, CLU, layout plan duly approved by the concerned authorities, environmental clearance and other necessary permissions required for construction of multi storeyed buildings etc.
•3. Ready To Occupy Property: - In case of ready to move properties one must ensure that the seller has clear title and possession of property as well as right to sell the property. Also check that the building has been constructed as per approved plan, it has not been mortgaged and all dues till date for water, electricity & house tax have been paid in full. Also ensure to take all necessary original documents i.e. allotment letter, completion certificate & possession certificate etc etc obtained by the seller from the builder.
4. Payment of stamp duty for Sale Deed: - Usually stamp duty is charged as fixed by the government and is payable by the purchaser. Builder, seller and purchaser are required to be present at the registrar office at the time of registration. Also ensure proper documents are obtained after making the payment.