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I am not able to understand the difference between Khata Certificate and Khata Extract. Would you please enlighten me on this?  Could you also brief me about the importance of Encumbrance Certificate?

- by Venketesh, Srirampuram

Khata is revenue record main┬Čtained by the municipal authorities in respect of a property standing in the name of a particular person for purposes of assessment and collection of property tax. As it is a secondary document, in the absence of primary documents like sale deed, gift, partition deed, release deed, will, grant, etc., It does not establish the title in its totality.

Khata Certificate is a certificate issued by the Municipal authority Office confirming that the Khata of a particular property stands in the name of particular person/s.
Khata Extract is the extract of the tax assessment register maintained at Municipal Office giving complete details of the property like area of the site, building, property tax levied, cess and total tax payable, name of the previous owner and the present owner.

Encumbrance Certificates are issued by sub-registrar offices for a specific period as required by the applicant. They contain the details of the property like survey no, house no, boundaries, and encumbrance like sale, gift, mortgage of the property if any which are registered at the said sub-registrar's office. They do not reflect the encumbrances which are not registered.

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These are all the legal questions answered by Advocate S.Selvakumar in various magazines, in various occasion including realestate reporter monthly.

QUESTIONS

Q:- There are two houses in a compound. I am staying in the house which is behind my cousin's. To reach the road we have been using the passage that runs through my cousin's property for more than 25 years. He sold his property to another person without our knowledge and the new owner is obstructing our passage to the road. There is no other alternative route to the road. What shall we do?

Q:- Certain hidden facts like pending cases, prior agreements, government notification of the property cannot be traced easily by verification of the documents. How can these hidden factors be uncov┬Čered, and what should a purchaser do to protect himself against these factors?

Q:- What is the procedure for Khata transfer and the actual cost to transfer the Khata. How do we know that the Khata transfer certificate is original?

Q:- I am not able to understand the difference between Khata Certificate and Khata Extract. Would you please enlighten me on this?  Could you also brief me about the importance of Encumbrance Certificate?

Q:- My son wants to purchase a plot near Horamavu, but on verification of CDP map, the plot was found to be in green belt area. I have been advised that non-agriculturist is not eligible to purchase agricultural lands. The present owner assures me that the problem can be solved by registering the land in Sq, fts. Instead of guntas. My father is a farmer. Many such transactions have taken place. Can my son purchase this land and construct a house. There are also chances of land being notified by BDA, in that case what are the consequences?