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I want to purchase a house in limits of Byatarayanapura CMC. The present owner has produced all the documents but not the Khata endorsement or Khata Certificate. I was told that CMC will not issue Khata Certificate. Please clarify.

- by Mohammed Hasan, Kempapura

The CMC at present is not collecting betterment charges and not issuing khatas. If the betterment charges are already paid, the CMC would have issued khata in Form No. 19. Call for betterment charges paid receipt, approved plan, tax paid receipts and khata in Form No. 19. If these records are not available, it must be unauthorised construction. In the absence of khata and approved plan, it would be difficult to avail housing finance.


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


Q:- I am buying a property at Jakkasandra (old village area) presently coming under City Corporation.  Betterment charges paid receipt and Conversion Order are not there.  Is it possible to register this property?

Q:- My son and I have jointly borrowed money from the bank for purchase of a flat in Bangalore and we are sharing the EMI.  My question is whether the property is to be registered in our names jointly or whether it should be registered in single name? 

Q:- I have purchased a property in Corporation limits of Shimoga. As I went abroad immediately after signing the sale deed, my close friend presented the document for registration which was accepted and registered. Later, I came to know that the presentation should be either by executant or claimant or only by a duly authorized agent through power of attorney. I have not given any power of attorney to my friend. I am told that the registration is invalid. Please advise.

Q:- I am not able to understand the difference between Katha Certificate and Katha Extract. Could you also brief me about the importance of Encumbrance Certificate? I shall be very grateful to you if you could give me reply to my mail with answers. I shall sincerely look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you, very truly yours.

Q:- I have purchased a house in January 2003.The sub-registrar of Basavanagudi, where the sale deed was registered, did not agree for the stamp duty paid on the sale deed and served us a notice to pay additional stamp duty of Rs. 6,575/- which was also paid and the sale deed was registered. The registered sale deed is with me. I am in possession of the house. But recently I have received a notice from the Department of under valuation stating that the property is undervalued and to pay additional stamp duty of as Rs. 4,255. As I have paid the stamp duty as demanded by the sub-registrar why this notice? Can I ignore the notice?  Please advice.