LAND MEASUREMENT UNITS
Various terms denote the extent of an area of landed property. The common terms are Hectare, Acre, Cent, sq.meter, Ground etc.
Plot and Ground
One might have seen advertisements in Newspapers and Posters offering a ‘Plot’ of Land at a very low rate. Look at those advertisements closely. You may find that each plot measures say 600/900 sq. ft. only. This is much below a Ground. For, a ground of plot measures 2400 sq.ft.
A plot refers to a piece of land. It’s not a measuring unit. But, a Ground is a measuring unit. It refers to a land area measuring 2400 sq.ft.
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The following table will give a comparative idea of different Measurement Units
1 Are=1076 sq.ft
Find the Area of the Plot You Intend to Buy From the Layout Sketch
It’s important to know what’s the area of the plot you intend to buy. The area mentioned by the Seller should match what is in the documents.
Always, the Layout Sketch should mention the plot number the size and Survey number. Therefore, one can find the area of the plot from the sketch. The Buyers should verify these details by visiting the site.
Find the Area of the Property from the Sale Deed
The Sale Deed of a resale property will give all the details of a property. If one is going to buy a resale property, they can find the area of the property in the Sale Deed. At the end of the narration of the Sale Deed will be the Schedule of Property. One can find in the Schedule of the property, all details of the property including the Area.
Measure the Land Before Buying
It’s better to engage a Surveyor to measure if one intends to buy a Land or Plot. This exercise is to check the correctness of the Measurements found in the Schedule of the property. Discrepancies, if any, it’s better to clarify with the Seller immediately