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Khata Certificate and Khata Extract

Khata Certificate and Khata Extract

Khata, in general parlance, means an account. In the realms of real-estate, Khata is an account of the owner of a property. Khata Certificate and Khata Extract are documents provided by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to the owner of a property to assess the property taxes indebted by the latter. These documents serve its purpose during the registration and sale of a property. A Khata is meant for the use of property owners/holders located within the jurisdiction of BBMP. This article seeks to create awareness on these important documents.

Types of Kahta

Khatas are classified into ‘A Khata’ and ‘B Khata’. An ‘A Khata’ is granted for properties located within the jurisdiction of the BBMP. This khata provides a legal edge to the property, thereby allowing the owner to pursue constructions on it and obtain a trade or business license.

On the other hand, ‘B Khata’ is a kind of a document, which is provided for the land that hasn’t received the approval for the formation of layout. This document is not considered to be valid for any official purpose.

Khata Certificate

The Khata Certificate is a document which identifies the ownership of a property. It is provided to a taxpayer for registering a new property, transferring any property or for availing the various amenities such as water connection, trade license, building license, etc.

The Certificate can be obtained by submitting a letter of requisition to the Assistant officer, supported with the details and receipts of the latest tax payment. The certificate is normally issued in a week’s time.

Khata Extract

The extract specifies the details about the property taxes due for a particular property, as well as information connected with the size of the property, location of the property, built-up area of the property, purpose of utilization, annual value, etc.  A Khata extract is used for obtaining a trade license or procuring a property. As is the case with a certificate, a Khata extract could be obtained by submitting a letter of requisition, along with the relevant documents.

Documents Required for Khata Registration

Khata registration could be completed by furnishing the following documents:

  • Title deed/Possession Certificate
  • Receipts of tax payments
  • Sketch of a property depicting its boundaries and location
  • Improvement charges
  • National savings certificate
  • Encumbrance Certificate, if a given site is vacant
  • Flow chart of title

Note: – The requirements may vary according to the different locales in the city.

Khata Transfer

Khata transfer, as the name indicates, is applied when the ownership of a property is transferred to another person for reasons such as sale of property, gift, will, death of the property owner, and so on so forth. Similar to other khata documents, this document could be obtained by submitting a requisition letter to the assistant officer. The application should be supported with the following documents:

  • Title deed
  • Receipt of tax payment
  • Details of khata
  • National savings certificate
  • Death certificate of owner, if the transfer is being pursued on the death of the owner
  • Affidavit declaring the applicants as legal heirs of the property

Khata Bifurcation and Amalgamation

Khata bifurcation is the process of dividing a khata into two or more khatas, and khata amalgamation is a process of modifying multiple khatas into one. Application for such khatas must be furnished along with the following specified documents:

  • Old Khata Certificate
  • Flow Chart of Title
  • Registered Sale Deed/Title Deed
  • Receipts of taxes remitted
  • Receipt of improvement charges
  • Sketch depicting bifurcation/amalgamation of the property
  • No Objection Certificate from the BDA
  • Encumbrance Certificate

In the event of a bifurcation/amalgamation of a gifted property or a property acquired through will or death, the following documents must be furnished, along with the ones mentioned above:

  • Affidavit pertaining to the Inheritance/Gift/Court/Decree
  • Registered will
  • Original death certificate
  • Encumbrance Certificate

RTI Application

The applicant has the rights to be informed on the status of application. If he/she feels aggrieved by the decision of the authorities, an RTI application may be filed so as to demand information of the application so submitted.

Applicable Fee

Khata registration, transfer, bifurcation or amalgamation would incur a fee which constitutes to 2% of the administration fee on stamp paper value.

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