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I am planning to buy a site near electronic city. The layout is on agricultural land and the middle man has converted it into a layout. Now since the registration is not happening, he is asking to buy this land as an agricultural land. Can we go ahead with this offer? Please give us the implications of it.

- by Santosh, Nagarabhavi, B’lore

We have answered this type of queries earlier. Any agricultural land has to be converted for specific non-agricultural purposes. Further, layouts formed on such converted agricultural land has to be approved by planning authorities like BDA, BMRDA and the sites have to be released for sale. One cannot purchase an agricultural land unless he is an agriculturist with annual non-agricultural income less than two lakhs, or an agricultural labour. If you do not fall under any of the above category, you need permission from the Government to purchase agricultural land.

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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:- I am purchasing a site from CMC limits and it is also a co-operative society site. The query is that the bank where I had applied for loan told me that this site will come under green belt and they cannot fund for this site. My query is for this site, the Katha certificate is there, recent tax paid receipts are there, encumbrance is there, GPA is there and almost the documents are all correct and one more, people have constructed houses next to this layout, and there is BDA Layout coming next to 0.5 km from this site and there are roads, lights, water, and there is no problem at all. I do not know why the bank is telling that this site will come under green belt. Please furnish all the details as to how this comes under green belt. I am speaking about the Karmikara Raitara Sangha and Dwarakanagar Welfare Association, which is located in Channasandra near Uttarahalli.

Q:- How safe is buying DC – Converted site in and around BDA Layouts?

Q:- I have purchased a site measuring 30’ X 40’ in a private layout formed on a converted land. The layout has roads, drainage, water and power facilities and is well developed. The layout is situated at Parapana Agrahara. Recently, BDA has notified this survey no. for acquisition for formation of Hi-tech city.  The preliminary notification is released recently. Please advise how to proceed?

Q:- I have purchased a land on Kanakapura road from one of my friends. On verifying the documents I came to know that the said land was originally allotted to the member of a Schedule Caste from the Government of Karnataka. My friend from whom I have purchased the land had purchased it from the said member of Schedule Caste 10 years back. I learnt there are some restrictions on sale of such property. Please inform whether I derive good, valid title to the land?