I am Venkatesh from Bangalore. I am planning to buy a Revenue site near Magadi main road Bangalore. I need a clarification on 2 points below. 1. Is it safer to buy a revenue site after taking legal advice. 2. Is there any possible to change from revenue site into A Khatha site.
29 April 2019
Dear Sir, Many sites are revenue sites and if everything is okay then you can purchase the same. Please see the following information. ==========================================================================================================
What is a khata? A Khata is essentially a revenue document, detailing the assessment of a property, recording details about the property such as size, location, built up area and so on for the purpose of payment of property tax. It is also a kind of identification of the person who is primarily liable for payment of property tax. It is one of the required documents in case you require a building licence, trade licence or loan from banks or any other financial institutions. What is the difference between an A Khata and B Khata? What any property buyer should know while buying property in Bangalore is that it should have A khata. An A khata means you are buying a property that is legal, and it will allow you to construct on it and obtain a trade or building license. Here are some further details on the difference between A Khata and B Khata. Then how did the term B Khata come into being? Well in 2007 when BBMP came into being 2 things were apparent: 1) There were many properties that fell under its jurisdiction that were illegal constructions 2) There was a need for an uniform taxation policy Regarding the former the BBMP found that these illegal constructions were enjoying civic amenities without paying taxes. While regarding the latter, there was a need to consolidate the tax collection process to make it simpler which was earlier collected by 3 different bodies. Now, the newly formed BBMP had the power to levy taxes on the aforementioned illegal constructions. The taxes collected from these properties were recorded in a register known in common parlance as B register and the khata issued therein was known as a B khata. Thus anyone having a B khatha essentially is a non BBMP approved construction. Hence it is not advisable to buy such properties. However, it is only fair to mention that any B khata property can be converted into an A khata property.