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  • CARPET AREA, PLINTH AREA AND SUPER BUILT-UP AREA

    CARPET AREA, PLINTH AREA AND SUPER BUILT-UP AREA

    How the Saleable Area of an Apartment is Calculated A buyer of an apartment should understand the meanings of these terms: Carpet Area, Plinth Area, and Super Built-Up Area. There may not be any difficulty in understanding the meanings of Carpet  Area and Plinth Area. But it is the concept of Super Built-up area that is […]

  • Power of Attorney (POA) Rules for Land Deals in Tamilnadu

    Power of Attorney (POA) Rules for Land Deals in Tamilnadu

    The Tamil Nadu Registration Department has revised the rules of using the Power of Attorney (PoA). These changes are effective from 1st Dec 2012.The purpose of these changes was to prevent misuse of powers of attorney. Also, it aims to plug loopholes in the existing practices. What is a Power of Attorney? A power of […]

  • Registration of Construction Agreements Made Compulsory in Tamilnadu.

    Registration of Construction Agreements Made Compulsory in Tamilnadu.

     COMPULSORY REGISTRATION OF CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENTS Undivided Shard of Land (UDS) will be registered only if the Registered Construction Agreement is produced. Rule comes into force on October 1, 2013.  Registration of Construction Agreements between the builders and the buyers of new flats have been made compulsory in Tamilnadu,with effect from Oct 1,2013. The registration expenses […]

  • SETBACK SPACES

    SETBACK SPACES

    Revised What are setback spaces? Set Back Spaces for Building Plan Approval means the open space around the building. It’s the space across the front, sides, or rear of a plot between the building and the street alignment or boundary. The height of a proposed building, the width of the plot, and abutting road width […]

  • The Chennai Peripheral Road

    The Chennai Peripheral Road

    The CHENNAI PERIPHERAL ROAD The Tamilnadu Chief minister has announced in April 2012 the building of the Chennai Peripheral Link Road(CPLR). CPLR will link Mahabalipuram with Ennore skirting Chennai.CPLR is part of the Government’s initiative to ease congestion in Chennai. The Route The road will be 162 KM in length. It will connect the East […]

  • PREMIUM FLOOR SPACE INDEX

    PREMIUM FSI Why Premium FSI? Premium FSI is a tool to encourage vertical growth in a metropolis. In a city like Chennai, where every inch of space counts Premium FSI is expected to ease the pressure on land at least to a small extent by allowing construction of more floor area. CMDA Guidelines  Regulation 36 of […]

  • Regularisation of Unapproved Layouts and Plots

    Regularisation of Unapproved Layouts and Plots

    Tamilnadu Government Frames Rules for Regularising Unapproved Layouts and Plots [ditty_news_ticker id=”3299″]                                                                                       […]

  • Using Agricultural Land for Non-Agricultural Purposes

    Using Agricultural Land for Non-Agricultural Purposes

    The Tamil Nadu Government Publishes Rules for Using Agricultural Land for Non-Agricultural Purposes  The background During the course of the hearing on the PIL filed by Advocate-Activist Elephant Rajendran seeking Ban on Registration of Unapproved Layouts and Plots, it came to the light of the Court that there were no ‘Provisions of Acts/Rules/Regulations at present prescribing […]

  • Section 22-A of Registration Act, 1908

    Section 22-A of Registration Act, 1908

    Empowers Government to Refuse Registration of Unapproved Plots The Background Section 17 of the Registration Act, 1908, deals with the Compulsory Registration of properties. In later sections of the Act, the grounds on which the Registration could be refused were detailed.However, till recently, Unapproved Plots couldn’t be refused registration on any grounds. The Madras High Court […]

  • Ban on Registration of Unapproved Plots and Layouts

    Ban on Registration of Unapproved Plots and Layouts

    The Madras High Court Lifts the Ban with Some Riders! The Background Updates on Regularisation of Unapproved Plots It all started with a PIL by an Activist-Advocate Elephant G Rajendran, which sought to curb indiscriminate conversion of agricultural land into residential plots and the registration of such unapproved plots.The Case was filed in The Madras […]