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Property registration, Land records and Building Approval Procedures followed in various states in India by G. Shyam Sunder.
Property registration, Land records and Building Approval Procedures followed in various states in India by G. Shyam Sunder.

A new book explains the procedures followed in the Registration, Revenue and Town and Country planning departments in 18 states

Property registration, land records and building approval procedures followed in various states in India is a new book by G. Shyam Sunder, an advocate. It details the procedures followed in the Registration, Revenue and Town and Country Planning Departments in 18 states and two union territories (UT) of the country. The book was launched in November in Chennai and offers detailed information on prevailing stamp duty rates and registration rates applicable in each state/UT, online mechanisms to verify market value of land fixed by Government (website details and how to verify), procedure for registration of Equitable Mortgages (wherever applicable), procedures for scanning of documents presented for registration, issuance of Encumbrance Certificates, affixing of photos and thumb impression of parties in documents in the above said States/Union Territories, among other things.

The book covers 18 states (Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal) and two union territories (Delhi and Puducherry) in India with comprehensive information on various parameters and according to the author will be useful for bankers, lawyers, financial institutions, realtors and the general public.

It also talks about the land record details followed in each state/UT and the nomenclature used for measurement of land, building approval procedures followed in many states such as maximum permissible FSI/FAR, plot coverage ratio, open space reservation for roads and amenities. Land layout approval procedures, parameters for development of various kind of buildings and building setback rules, etc are also discussed.

For the general public the section that explain certain types of title documents and the basic precautions to be observed for each kind of document as well as the general checklist for purchase of various kind of properties like agricultural land, land in approved layout, new apartments, second- hand apartments, factories etc, may be most interesting.

The book also explains how one can compare the certified copy of documents obtained from the records of Sub Registrar offices with original documents to ascertain title genuineness and also various kind of fraud scenarios and how to overcome them.

The book is priced at Rs.499 and is available at leading bookstores like Landmark and Higginbothams.

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