It is very cumbersome to handle the various different certificates and documents required to proceed if you are either buying or selling property. We attempt to demystify the most prominent of these, Khata.
It literally means an account that a person who has a property in Bangalore has. It is an account of the assessment of property owners within BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) jurisdiction. Khata is important when you apply for any license of building or for trade, for applying for a loan from any bank or financial institution.It consists of all the details of the property like the name of the owner, size of the building, location of the property and all other details that helps to file property tax.
There are two components in a Khata:
a) Khata Certificate
b) Khata Extract.
A BBMP Khata certificate is required for two major purposes:
1. For registration of a new property,
2. For transfer of any property.
For applying for a khata certificate, the owner of the property has to give a letter of requisition along with details and receipts of tax paid (latest) to Assistant officer for the sub-division or range. fee for a khata certificate is Rs 25/- per property.Khata Certificate is obtained for any new registration after paying the tax. The certificate is issued saying that a particular property No ‘XYZ’ stands in the name of person A. This certificate is required to apply for water connection, electricity connection, trade license and building license. The Khata certificate is given only to the owner of the property or to his family members. No one else can take it on his behalf. It takes maximum of one week to get the certificate. One can also get it instantly in some citizen service centers (details: http://www.bmponline.org/citizen-svc-centersl.shtml)
(When a transaction takes place both the seller and the buyer have to inform the BBMP within three months of the transaction. In case of death of either party, within one year.)
Khata Extract is getting details from the assessment register. The extract is required to get trade license, or to buy a particular property. It has the details of the property like the name, size of the property, use of the property (commercial purpose, residential), annual value, when assessed last.For getting a khata extract, owner of property has to give letter of requisition with property location and details. The fee is Rs.100/- per extract for a period of 5 years of the property.
All property owners/holders who hold property within the BBMP jurisdiction are eligible to obtain a Khata. Obtaining a khata does not confer ownership of the property but confers liability to pay property tax. Property tax can be paid by property owners/holders who may or may not have a Khata; but it is important while applying for any license of building or trade, or for applying for a loan from any bank.
For applying for Khata registration, you need to enclose following documents along with the registration form.
1. Documents required for property of land type- Revenue Pockets / BDA Reconveyed areas / Gramathana :
i. Title deed (Reconveyed documents from BDA in case of BDA Reconveyed areas)
ii. Tax paid receipts and Khatha details
iii. Sketch of your property showing its boundaries and location of site
iv. Improvement Charges
v. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/-
vi. Encumbrance certificate for vacant sites
vii. Flow chart of title
2. Documents required for property of land type- BDA / KHB Layout
i. Title deed or Possession certificate
ii. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/-
iii. Encumbrance certificate for vacant sites
iv. Flow chart of title.
Khata transfer is required when the ownership of property is transferred from one person to another for any reason like sale of property, gift, will or in case of death of property owner and so on. The application for Khata transfer is same as that for registration and the documents needed along with application are the following:
1. Title deed
2. Tax paid receipts and Khata details
3. Paid up improvement charges receipt
4. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/-
5. Death certificate of owner (applicable incase of the death of the property owner)
6. Affidavit declaring that the applicant is legal heirs of the deceased khatedar.
Bifurcation of Khata is modifying two or more Khata into one or dividing one Khata into two or more Khata. Application form for bifurcation of Khata is same that applied for registration
Application for Katha registration, Katha transfer can be applied in the form “Application for Registration/ Modification of Khata”. You can also download the form from BBMP website and link is as follows-
http://www.bmponline.org/forms-pubs/PUBs/KhataRegistrationForm.pdfFee for Khata Registration is 2% administration fee on stamp paper value. Rs.100/- per sq.yard (in new areas) or Rs. 50/- per sq.yard (in old areas) towards improvement expense.Fee for Khata transfer or modification such as bifurcation or amalgamation is 2% administration fee on stamp paper value.
Khata certificate is often misunderstood with title deed. Title deed is the deed agreed between a buyer and seller during the transfer of property and Khata is account of assessment of property. Khata does not confirm ownership of property but assessment of property for the payment of tax.The property owner can pay his property tax in two installments but improvement expense must be paid as a lumpsum.
You can apply for Registration, transfer or modification of khata in Assistant revenue officer for the sub-division or range between 10 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm on all working days. BBMP offers Sarala Khata Scheme Book which is available in major citizens’ service center on payment of Rs.20/-. This book contains guidelines and details for filing application for khata. You can also get more information from BBMP website on services offered by the Revenue department. The link for BBMP website is: http://www.bmponline.org/ .
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