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Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers: Essential Documents to Verify.


Hello viewers , Do you know that Purchasing your first house is a great achievement, but be sure everything is legal before you do. This is a thorough list of all the paperwork you must confirm before completing your transaction.

1. Mother Deed

Definition: This is the parent document tracing the ownership history of the property.

Importance: Ensures that the property has a clear and undisputed ownership chain.

2.Title Deed

Definition: A legal document that proves the ownership of the property.

Importance: Confirms that the seller has the right to sell the property and that it’s free from any legal encumbrances.

3. Revenue Documents

Definition: These documents include land revenue records, payment receipts, and more.

Importance: Verifies that the land associated with the property is recognized by the revenue department and is not in dispute.

4. Survey Documents

Definition: Documents that provide the detailed survey and measurement of the land.

Importance: Confirms the exact dimensions and boundaries of the property.

5. Village Map

Definition: A map that shows the property’s location within the village or locality.

Importance: Helps in verifying the location and surroundings of the property.

6. Approval Plan / Floor Plan / Sketch

– Definition: Officially approved plans and sketches of the building or apartment.

– Importance: Ensures that the construction is legal and adheres to local building regulations.

7. No Objection Certificates (NOCs)

Definition: Certificates from various departments like fire, water, electricity, and environment.

Importance: Confirms that the property has all necessary clearances for construction and habitation.

8. Khata Certificate / Extract

Definition: A document that records the details of the property in the municipal records.

Importance: Required for property tax payment and to establish the property’s legal status.

9. Tax Paid Receipts

Definition: Proof of property tax payment by the previous owner.

Importance: Ensures there are no pending property taxes on the property.

10. Sanction Letter / Occupancy Certificate (OC) / Completion Certificate (CC) / Release Order

Sanction Letter: Approval from the local authority for the building plan.

Occupancy Certificate (OC): Certifies that the building is ready for occupancy.

Completion Certificate (CC): Confirms the construction is complete as per approved plans.

Release Order: Issued by the builder once all dues are cleared.

Importance: These documents ensure that the property is legally constructed and fit for habitation

11.Encumbrance Certificate (EC)

Definition: A document that shows the history of financial and legal transactions related to the property.

Importance: Ensures that the property is free from any monetary or legal liabilities.

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