Real-Estate FAQs

Please familiarize yourself with the Rules, Laws And other Information that is important for your property purchase.

What is a Carpet Area?

As per Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, “Carpet Area” means the net usable floor area of an apartment or a bungalow, excluding the area covered by the external walls, areas under service shafts, exclusive balcony or veranda area and exclusive open terrace area, but includes the area covered by the internal partition walls of the apartment or bungalow the develop is constructing.

What is the purpose of Sale Agreement registration? Why is it considered necessary?

The Registration Act, 1908, the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 mandates the registration of an agreement for sale of an immovable property in due course of time.

By registering the agreement for sale of an immovable property, it becomes a permanent public record of ownership of the property. Further, a person is considered as the legal owner of an immovable property only after he gets such property registered in his name.

I have a flat which I want to sell and buy a new flat, bigger in area. What are my tax implications regarding capital gains?

Capital Gains are exempt from tax liabilities if a person purchases a new flat within two years of the date of sale of the original flat and invests the entire amount of capital gained into the new flat. However, the same is subject to the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Customers are requested to consult his/her Chartered Accountant in this regard. This changes regularly and in a recent budget the central government has propped no CGT on sale of properties worth INR 40 Lacs from July 2019.

Here are some Buying Tips
The first step towards buying a property starts from being able to identify the one that suits your needs and fits your budget. Please refer to Buyer Guide for more details. With best rates and best quality homes, Constéra Realty Pvt. Ltd. offers you a perfect home. However, it is important to select the property depending on the following criteria:

ParameterQuestions
PROJECT
Location of ProjectWhere is the Project located(area)?
DeveloperDoes the Developer have a good reputation in the market for construction and related activities?
RERA RegistrationIn case of new and ongoing projects, whether the project has obtained RERA registration. It is mandatory under new RERA 2016 regulation.
TitleAll buyers should examine the Developer’s title to the land on which the Project is being constructed to ensure property.
ApprovalsWhether all approvals are in place with respect to the Project and construction activities.
Residential/CommercialWhether the Project is a residential or commercial, or comprises of both/?
AmenitiesWhat are the amenities that the Developer is offering in the Project?
Under construction/ completed ProjectWhether the Project is an under construction or a ready possession Project?
Encumbrances/LitigationWhether there are any cases/encumbrances/litigation with respect to land on which the Project is being constructed?
Connectivity from the location of the ProjectHow far is your office from the desired property location? Where is the nearest market, bank, or school? Are buses/trains easily available from the location? Are Hospital/Medical services available easily from the location?
FLAT/APARTMENT/UNIT
Carpet Area, Type of Flat/Apartment/UnitsWhat is the developed Carpet Area of the Flat/Apartment/Unit? What are the types of Flats/Apartments/Units available in the Project?
Payment Plans/ SchemesWhat is the Payment Plan for the sale consideration towards the Flat/Apartment/Unit? What are payment schemes offered by the Developer? Which banks are associated with the Project?
AffordabilityDoes the Flat/Apartment/Unit fit in your budget?
Possession DateIn case of ongoing/new projects, when will the possession of the Flat/Apartment/Unit be given by the Developer?
Availability of water and electricityIs there a steady supply of both?
Society expensesIs the monthly outgo on the society and maintenance a strain on your budget?
SecurityAre the security systems in place like a professional guard or electronic systems?
ParkingIs parking facility available in the Project?

In case of a ready/resale property, you need to bear the following additional points in mind while selecting a property.

ParameterQuestions to be asked
Chain of titleIt is important to have all the proper registered documents from the proposed seller that declares his ownership. These documents are important for you to garner a loan from the bank.
MaintenanceCheck the internal as well as the external condition of the building.
Water leakagesA flat with water leakages should be repaired as it can adversely impact the overall condition of the building.
Condition of the flat/apartment/unitIs the paint peeling off or concrete crumbling?
Occupation CertificateWhether the building/tower in which the flat/apartment/unit is located has received occupancy certificate.
Society transfer chargesWhat are to society transfer charges, in case they are too high then you need to consider that in your budget.

Disclaimer

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)/ material have been published for general information purpose only for property buyers in India. You are advised to take specific legal/ financial/ tax advice on the above-mentioned legal/ property matters. The terms and conditions for the purchase of the apartment/ unit/ plot shall be as specified in the final agreement for sale executed between the buyer/consumer and the real estate developer as mentioned in the sale deeds.

The FAQs discussed/provided herein are subject to amendments by the appropriate Local/ State/ Central Government from time to time and interpretation by the Courts and concerned authorities. We including our subsidiaries/ affiliates/ employees do not claim any expertise in advice on the same. We, including our subsidiaries/ affiliates/ employees shall not be responsible for any reliance placed on the materials contained herein.