While looking for the perfect nest with all the amenities is extremely important, as there are a number of factors that you need to keep in mind before making this decision of a lifetime.
Here is a handy checklist:
Clear Title- The most important thing is to ascertain that the title is clear. For this, it is imperative to see the title deed. It is also advisable to see the trail of how the transactions have occurred in the past from the first seller to the last. The documents to look out for include:
If you are purchasing property from a developer, it is also prudent to look for:
Your job may become slightly easier if you are purchasing a ready to move flat in a society, which already has a co-operative society in existence. The documents to watch out for here, include:
Free Hold or Leased
It is useful to check whether the land on which the property is built is free hold or leased. Ideally a free hold property is preferred over a leased one.
Asking for this ensures that you have verified that the property is free from any mortgage and has no pending dues.
Payment of Taxes
It is best to ask for receipts of taxes paid, as also details of payment of electricity & water bills.
Under Construction Property
For an under construction property, the essential documents to ask include:
For Under construction properties, it is also important to do a check on the builder credentials especially his track record in terms of:
Irrespective of the kind of house you are buying, remember to budget for a number of aspects such as:
Budgeting for the same will ensure you never exceed your budget and come under any financial stress.
Besides the above mentioned legal aspects of course, buying a house means doing due research of a number of other aspects including but not limited to:
Here’s to happy house hunting & a peaceful stay!
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