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Registering a property could soon become easier

The government is planning to replace the Indian Stamp Act 1899 with a simpler law that will do away with a large number of provisions and fees.The finance ministry has already initiated a preliminary exercise to draft the new law and is hopeful of finalizing it by the end of the year. The draft will need to be discussed with State governments to elicit their views as well.

Under the Indian Registration Act, the purchase of a house should be registered with the office of the registrar or sub-registrar of the district within whose jurisdiction the property is situated. Registration of property helps trace the history of ownership of a property.At present, the documents are physically verified by different departments, making the process of registration a time-consuming one. The new legislation is expected to address the problems being faced in registration of properties. The proposed legislation is likely to recognize electronic stamping and electronic payment of stamp duties. At present electronic stamping and electronic payment of stamp duties facility is available as part of the e-governance initiative for companies that wish to file their papers online with the Registrar of Companies.

The government is also planning to rework the current structure of stamp duty fees and penalties. Duties charged in the smaller denominations could be replaced with specific amounts or be calculated as a percentage. It is to be noted that the Law Commission had taken up the issue of amending the Indian Stamp Act last year. It had suggested in its report that the required fee for any transaction or court fee should be paid by demand draft, cash, or postal order rather than through non-judicial stamp papers or special stamps.


The Government may remove the mandatory three-year lock-in period for overseas investments

To boost FDI in real estate Govt may scrap 3-year lock-in

Delhi:To boost foreign direct investment (FDI) in real estate, the government may remove the mandatory three-year lock-in period for overseas investments in the sector.The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) has proposed this move, with a draft cabinet note on the proposal being circulated for inter-ministerial consultations.


Lodha builders honored with Best Developer Involved in High-End Residential Properties

Mumbai: Lodha builders Pvt Ltd, Mumbai’s premium real estate developer, has been honoured with “Best Developer Involved in High-End Residential Properties” across India, by construction source india, which is unique in offering a holistic platform for the construction and building material industry. Construction source india had honored architects and builders for their contribution to various aspects of urban development.


The online building plans acceptance scheme started by PCMC

Pune: In order to speed up the working process in the administration the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has introduced the e-governance system. The introduction of e-governance system has facilitated online submission of property tax, submission of tenders, water tax and system for submission of octroi statements for a large number of industries. In addition to this, the online building plans acceptance scheme started by PCMC on a trial basis.


Bangalore Shifts into one BHK homes

Bangalore: Many developers in the city are looking at building— 1-BHK ranging between 500 sqft and 800 sqft with a price tag of around Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Electronic City, Whitefield, Marathahalli and Bannerghatta Road are the current hotspots for 1-BHK and studio apartments. Brigade Group, which just announced the launch of its value homes, says that 30% to 40% of the 10,000 units it’s expected to build would comprise 1-BHK units.


The new assembly complex will lead by example in the area of water conservation

Chennai: The Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) coming up inside the new Tamil Nadu Assembly complex in the Omandurar Government Estate on Anna Salai will help save about 2.5 lakh liters of water a day. The rainwater harvesting structures there will store 1.2 lakh liters while the STP, likely to come up on the Sivananda Salai side, will treat 2.5 lakh litres of water everyday.

Residential prices have started to look up in all markets

Hyderabad:According to the report, NCR and Mumbai have seen values climb up with the return of investors and an end users interest in the realty market in the third quarter ending September 2009.However, prices in cities in south India have stabilized, with the exception of Bangalore, which is still witnessing a slight correction.Rental and capital values in third quarter witnessed minimal correction in Hyderabad as price points inched closer to buyer expectations.

Property transaction in post office

From next month, property buyers can pay their registration fee and stamp duty in near by post office. Karnataka Stamps and Registration Department is considering to launch the facility in post office and public sector banks across the state for property registrations. On a pilot basis, the department is planning to launch the facility in 75 post offices in Bangalore by next month.

A public sector undertaking, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL) would be in charge of keeping a centralized record of all e-stamping documents. The department in association with SHCIL, is implementing e-stamping to put an end to illegal benami registrations and for plugging revenue leaks.

The postal department wants to charge Rs 10 as fee from for e-stamping denominations up to Rs 100, and Rs 15 for e-stamping denominations above Rs 100. The post offices have expressed interest and are waiting for a final approval.


Surcharge on Stamp Duty Proposed By State Government of Tamil Nadu

For generating revenue for local bodies and source funds for urban road infrastructure projects, the state government proposed a surcharge on stamp duty. Property transaction will get costlier in limits of Chennai Corporation, municipal and town panchayat.

A bill “The Tamil Nadu Duty on Transfers of Property (in Municipal Areas) Bill, 2009” was introduced by deputy chief minister M K Stalin in the Assembly. According to the bill, the surcharge would not exceed 5% of the stamp duty. The buyers on purchase of Rs 30 lakh apartment would get a surcharge that would work out to Rs 12,000.

BPLR down by 50 bps for State Bank of India

SBI had reduced its Benchmark Prime Lending Rate by 75 points in January 1, 2009 and SBI had reduced deposit rate by 25 points across all maturities to bring down cost of funds. SBI cuts its BPLR rate by 50 basis points effective from June 29, 2009.

SBI rate cut comes within a fortnight of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee asking state-owned banks to soften rates. Other lenders will soon follow SBI and borrowers will get car loans, home loans and other loans for cheaper rate.

SBI has recently reduced its deposit rate by 25 points. The rate of deposit for 1000 days tenure was reduced from 7.75 to 7.50 per cent, for deposit 2 years or less than 1000 days the rate was cut from 7.50 to 7.25 per cent. The rate for deposit from 1 year to less than 2 years was reduced from 7.25 to 7 per cent and the deposit for tenure of 181 days and less than one year the rate is 6.25 against 6.50 per cent.

The new rate for BPLR will be 11.75 per cent against current rate of 12.25 per cent. This will be effective from June 29, 2009.


Opportunity To File Revised Returns For Property Tax 2008-09

Deadline for property tax payers for filing property tax 2008-09 is on June 30. It is mandatory for all tax payers to pay property tax irrespective of whether or not they hold khata. Property Index Number (PID) can be known from BBMP website. If you have made mistake in calculating your property tax 2008-09, you can file your return now.

You can file your revised return at BBMP help center and get the acknowledgment of the same. BBMP tax calculator will enable you to calculate your property tax and interest payable for delayed payment. Second installment of property tax 2008-09 can be filed without fine or penalty up to June 30.

To avail the services from BBMP, tax payers have to make prompt payment and furnish the details of tax paid. Therefore ensure prompt payment to enjoy the benefit or services offered by BBMP to its citizen.

All help centers of BBMP will work from 9:30 Am to 12:30 Pm and 3:30 Pm to 7:00 Pm on all working days

20,000 Houses for Urban Poor in the City

Ahmedabad Municipal  Corporation (AMC) is building up to 20,000 houses for economically weaker sections (ECSs). The urban poor residing in slums and chawls will be soon moving to neat house. AMC is developing these houses at 29 locations in the city at an estimated cost of Rs 350 crore.

AMC is building up to 20,000 houses from loan of Rs 120 crore from Central bank of India. The project is a part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The project provides affordable homes for urban poor. AMC will build 32,640 homes which include Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) areas with facilities like drainage, water supply and other basic infrastructures.

Actual price for a house is around Rs 2.55 lakh which includes tender premium and price escalations. The beneficiary will have to pay only Rs 66,900 per house and one can pay Rs 20 to 30 per day for an EMI of 20 years. These houses are monolithic structures which don’t need walls to be plastered.


AMC houses at Rs 66,000 for urban poor