17 Things To Check Before You Buy A Property In KeralaPosted on November 15, 2016
In recent times, the number of investments in land properties is increasing rapidly. Often people like to invest in land areas as they are less insecure and chances of a better return are higher. Following this trend, residential projects are developing almost everywhere in Kerala. People are choosing apartments to live in as these apartments come with more amenities, increased security, and less maintenance responsibility. While it is very easy to buy an apartment, there are chances too of getting trapped and cheated by thugs. So before you take the first step in the direction to but a property in Kerala, you should check some things and should be ensured about getting a legal and healthy deal. There are seventeen points we are describing here those are must verify before you go to buy an apartments in Calicut, Kannur and all over Kerala.
Approval and Licenses
It is very vital to check the paperwork of builder including commencement certificate, approval certificate of the building and environmental clearance. Ensure that the entire project has been approved by the local body and development corporation of the city.
Get the details of the owner of the land. While choosing an apartment to buy in Kerala, check the title act of the property to ensure that builder owns it fully. One can also go to a lawyer to gain the details of the act. Also get the information about the land status and check if the builder owns the land or he just owns rights for development of apartment.
Check Release and Encumbrance Certificate
While going to buy an apartment for resale, there are chances that it is pledged to acquire a bank loan. In such cases, one will have to gain a release certificate from bank to ensure that the loan is repaid now. It is also vital to clarify that the property doesn’t comprise any legal dues, an Encumbrance Certificate ensures you about it.
Check Land Use
Get the information about land use zone defined in city plan related to property. One can easily find the plan at the local body office in the respective city. Ensure that the property comes with your desired land-use plan.
Details of Banks Funding the Project
When Kerala real estate developers don’t have enough money to build their projects, banks assist them by funding the project. Many builders are not eligible to get bank loans at all. So, before you buy the property get the details of banks which are agreed to finance the project.
Find the Entire Cost
Do not believe blindly on costs the real estate agent or broker explains you. Many times he just mentions the initial primary cost and no other factors like preferential location charges, internal and external development charges, service taxes, parking/club fees. Verify the final total cost of the apartment.
Check the Builder
The land property in question can be under legal disputes. So, it is advised that you go for a detailed verification of the manufacturer. You can verify its on-going or ready to occupy projects and even ask queries through various online forums.
The Size of Property
Builders advertise the property as a super built-up area. This comprises common areas as the lobby, staircases, and so on. The core area of the flat can be thirty percent lesser than the area mentioned. For an example, a two-BHK 1,200 square feet apartment could be just 900-950 square feet. It is always advised to go for the core area, defined as the area enclosed by walls. If you are going to buy a residential property, it is suggested to first explore your need. You should verify the land amount that will be required to build your home. Soil quality and Topography are also the other major factors.
Buy or Rent
People go to buy a Kerala property assuming their rent can be used to pay EMIs. It’s completely wrong approach, one should not leverage much assuming that rental savings can be paid as EMI. The rental gain on residential apartments is generally very low.
The Right Program
There are different payment methods available in the market such as flexi payment plan, down payment plan, possession linked plan and construction linked plan. One must choose the payment method carefully as there would be certainly a cost for every convenience you get. As in subvention schemes, the cost is at least ten percent higher than the total charge under regular plans. Any delay in payment or problem with the builder in schemes can affect your property. There are guaranteed programs also under which the builder pays you rental money for a fixed time at the time of construction or a particular period after the possession of the property. In the first scheme, you gain payments from the builder during construction of the house, which helps him offset rent costs or a fraction of EMI. In the second scheme, mostly used for properties established outside the city, the builder offers rental money after giving possession of the property. Still, there is no certainty of following terms and conditions that make it less attractive.
Verify the Infrastructure Programs
Big attractions for real estate like nearby to established railway stations, airports or building in future in the area of the target property can increase the return while investing. One should also check that any hazardous or unsafe industry is not established in the same locality in which the property exists.
Explore the Site
The developed area shown in the brochure can be entirely different from real circumstances. So, go for a site visit prior buying the property. Explore the location, Interact with persons living in the neighborhood as they could have better information about an illegal activity or any litigation related to the desired property.
Register the Plot
After choosing a property, one should register it with the respective authority concerned to become land’s owner legally. By following this process, you will be able to gain the property’s rights. One should go for research about the record of the developer in form of total projects those are developed, project delays and market feedback. You should check the quality and sustainability of its completed projects in past. You should search for controversies which may create problems during the development of property. In this process, you can go through real estate forums.
Try to gain professional services even though online forums provide home listings and unprecedented access. If you don’t have any experience, it would be better for you to hire a professional agent.
Construction Review by an Expert
It is always advised to get services from an expert civil engineer to find the real condition of the building. It will provide you the details of construction quality, strength, and repair required and so on.
In the Case of Multiple Holders
One should gain a release certificate from each and every owner before buying the land. Otherwise, it can create trouble in form of legal issues. Getting a release certificate will help you to avoid unnecessary legal disputes.
Measurement of the Land
It is always advised to precisely measure the area before getting the land registered. You should ensure that the taken measurements are accurate and precise. A recognized surveyor will help you in this process.
These are must check things while buying a property in Kerala. One can easily acquire a legally qualified and desired property following these tasks.
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