How to Register, Transfer and Modify Khata

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How to Register, Transfer and Modify Khata

Process Flow:

Obtain Notarized copy of your sale deed: There are a number of notaries in Bangalore where you can get your work done at reasonable fees and the entire sales deed is notarized for charge of Rs 80-100. Normally agents charge good commission per page and charge for get your work done rises to Rs 200 and above.

  • Encumbrance certificate (EC): Get EC for your property and one has to carry copy of sales deed for getting EC. Normally EC is handled within 7 working days.
  • Application for Khata: Obtain Khata registration form for applying for Khata. Application is same applying for Registration, Transfer and modification of Khata. It is available either online or at any BBMP office. Application costs Rs10.
  • Enclosure of documents: While applying for Khata, enclose the essential documents and fill up the necessary information in the application form. Submit the filled registration form at BBMP office and get sealed acknowledgement for the same. Acknowledgement is one of the sheets in the application.
  • Check the status of your application: Visit once in 15 days and check the status of your application. Remember any documents demanded by the BBMP office, over and above those listed above, and validated by the RTI is illegal to ask and just a means to harass you and tire you down.
  • Seek Information: After 2 months if there is still no activity, then file the RTI to seek information on status of khata registration.
  • Assessment of Property by Officials: The BBMP Revenue Incharge and Assistant Revenue Officer personally visits the property to assess the property. Please note that if the property is assessed as commercial read as ‘Rented Out’ the property tax is twice the normal property tax.
  • Khata Registration fee: After the property is assessed BBMP formally communicates this mentioning the property dimensions (in sq feet), its value as per BBMP assessment and the tax liability thereon. One is also provided with a notice mentioning the same and informing you to pay the Khata Registration fee – 2% of the property values as Khata Registration fee (this is 2% of the value mentioned in the Sale deed). Once you pay the Khata Registration fee, in about 1-2 weeks, one receives the notice for paying the pending property tax. Without this the Khata Extract will not be issued in your name. But if you have reached this point it means Khata has been technically registered on your name.

Recent Court Rulings on Improvement Fees as of April 2013 (Source: Deccan Herald):

  • According to the latest news reports, the improvement fees / development charges were apparently not fixed systematically by BBMP as stated by the Court in 2011. In its latest order on April 11, 2013, the High Court quashed the Palike’s notification fixing a uniform improvement fee of Rs 550 per sq metre of the land. 
  • Court has ruled that BBMP could not make payment of the fees a pre-condition for the registration, transfer, bifurcation or amalgamation of khatas.
  • The Palike is now open to delink improvement charge payment from khata registrations. But while submitting all the necessary documents for khata, the owners would have to submit an affidavit that improvement charges would be paid whenever the new rates are fixed.

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