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12 important documents to check and have while buying a land/ property

12 important documents to check and have while buying a land/ property

Land is now an important money-earning source for many enterprising people. Today land is not considered for agricultural activities only but also for many real estate projects where many real estate players are prepared to pay huge sums of money to acquire a plot of land that will serve their purpose. In this case it is essential for every purchaser to verify and access certain documents before planning to purchase any plot of land. These documents mainly include the following:

1. Sale Deed: Before the final purchase of any plot of land every buyer must first try to obtain this essential legal document from the concerned landowner for the purpose of verification. This document serves as a testimony to the fact that the present owner possesses the right to transfer or sale the ownership of his land to any land buyer. It is compulsory that the document has authorized registration of the local administrative authority.

2. Conversion Certificate: While purchasing any land for construction project it is compulsory to have this essential document. This document states that the land can be utilized for non agricultural purposes like construction and many more. The document is issued from the revenue department of the local administrative authority.

3. Mother Deed: Every buyer must ask for this document from the owner of a land/ property to verify the contents with the recorded documents of the local administrative authority. This document provides the ownership history of any land/ property. Change of ownership of land through gift, partition, sale and inheritance is also mentioned in such document. As a result it helps to establish the ownership right of the present owner over a plot of land.

4. Encumbrance Certificate: The concerned purchaser before finalizing to purchase any land must obtain this certificate from the office of the property registrar. This certificate will mention whether any business transaction had happened on this land during any particular period or not. It also specifies whether the land is mortgaged or not.

  1. Latest tax paid receipt: While preparing for final purchasing of the land the buyer must seek for the latest receipt of the paid tax. It is essential to have this document to be sure of the fact that there are no pending dues attached with the land. Even after accessing the document the seller must ensure that the name of the current owner is clearly enshrined in the document and also the payment period as well.
  2. Occupancy Certificate: It is an essential document that is needed to be accessed while buying any construction property in a plot of land. This document states that the building, which is been constructed in this land, has met all the construction criteria or not.
  3. Building approval plan: Any real estate giant planning to construct any project over a plot of land must have the building approval plan certificate before purchasing any particular land. Because once it constructs any building after purchasing the land then it shall be considered illegal. This document will give their construction project a legal acknowledgement from the administration.
  4. Power of attorney: This document acknowledges the right of any person to sale as well as transfer the ownership of any particular land on behalf of the original landowner. This document is essential for every purchaser to ascertain the change in ownership of the land
  5. Commencement Certificate: Any builder planning to purchase any land must secure this certificate. This certificate entitles the land to be used for construction purposes. Otherwise there is no use of purchasing such land, which has not received this approval certificate.

10.Betterment charges receipt: Before purchasing any land the buyer must ask for this document from the owner. This document proves that the betterment duties have been regularly paid to the local authorities and hence there is no pending dues attached with such land.

11.Khata Certificate: Every purchaser must obtain this document from the office of the local authority. This document highlights the detail of the land property, which is essential for every buyer to know before commencing the final dealing of land purchasing.

12.Completion Certificate: Any person planning to buy any building over a plot of land must obtain this document from the local office. This document shall mention whether the constructed buildings have followed the prescribed criteria of the administrative authority or not.

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