By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 16: People buy land with their hard-earned money, often with the desire of building their dream house on that plot of land. But sometimes they have to encounter a lot of problems after buying a plot of land. Very often they get locked into unnecessary land disputes. So what are the points one has to look into before spending their life’s savings in buying a plot of land so that they do not face any problems in the future?
The Sentinel got in touch with the State Revenue Department to prepare a list of such important points.
1. The interested buyer should go to the circle office and find out in whose name the plot of land is registered.
2. The buyer has to find out if that land is a patta land. If not, it is advisable to give up plans of buying that land.
3. The buyer should find out if the seller has possession over that land or not? If not, the interested buyer should not go ahead with buying that land.
4. The buyer should go to the revenue circle office and get the patta number and check and verify the daag number of that plot of land.
5. The buyer should go to the sub-registrar’s office in the Deputy Commissioner’s office and find out if the seller had mortgaged that plot of land. If the land is mortgaged, then it is advisable to give up plans of buying that land.
6. In the same office, he should find out if the seller had given the power of attorney over that land to somebody else.
7. The buyer should then go to the mouzadaar’s office to check whether the seller had been paying revenue (up to date) for that plot of land. If not, the buyer should ensure that the seller pays all the revenue amount before selling that land.
Once all these stages are crossed, the seller should fill up the prescribed form for land sale permission which is available in the Deputy Commissioner’s office. Unless there are no problems, the permission is granted by the Deputy Commissioner’s office within one month. For sale of land in Guwahati, permission must also be sought from the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA). Tax clearance for that plot of land must be sought from the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC). The sale deed should then be registered in the sub-registrar’s office. The seller is then asked if he has received the money for the plot of land from the buyer. If the seller replies in the affirmative, the buyer takes possession of that land from the seller.
The next step will be getting the land registered (naamzari) in the revenue circle office in the name of the buyer and then finally the buyer has to get the patta of that land from the deputy commissioner’s office. But it will take some time to get the land patta.