Home construction requires a lot of important steps to be taken care of with utmost details. Acquiring the suitable land is the main concern.
Today we would like to share some of the key points you need to know before purchasing the land.
As you know, for the residential purpose you have to choose the land where the neighborhood is very much friendly and calm. This is the prime aspect of anyone who is looking for calm living.
Coming into the technical and geological aspect of the land, the following are the key points to consider:
- Soil Hardness and Acidity
- Water Availability
The soil should be fertile and less acidic. You can check the acidity of the soil by simple test and closely examining the plants in the location. To confirm the water availability, you can consult a specialist. Anyhow you need to make sure if the land has all the facilities as pointed out above by any means.
After confirming that the land is perfectly alright in all the geological aspects you can focus on making sure about the Documents and other legal details before starting your house construction.
Here if you are buying a large area for the residential area you can check the legal documents for issues but if you are buying a small area (less than 4 cents) you need to take care some other aspect other than the legal documents.
Property less than 4 cents
Based on the building permit rule in Kerala, you have to leave setbacks from each side of your building. Here, a considerable area has to leave as an offset if that side has a public road. So if your plot has public road access in two sides and you are purchasing below 5 cents, then the area for construction will be low compared to the other plots which have one public road access. This is an important fact that most people don’t know.
Also, the building permit rule in Kerala allows relaxation in setbacks for construction in lands less than 3 cents.
Another important thing to verify is the legal documents. You need to verify that the land that you are going to buy isn’t part of government property. This can be verified by applying for the land sketch from the local body. According to the rules and regulation one cannot build a house in lands which are categorized as the paddy field. You have to make sure that the land is suitable for residential purpose and does not belong to the paddy category.
- Need to test the soil hardness/acidity and water availability and landscape.
- Check the Deed document thoroughly and confirm no issues are there.
- Make sure the land does not have more than one public road access if you are buying a property less than 4 cents.
- Apply for the land sketch from the local authority using the tax payments slip for confirming that the land hasn’t included in any governmental property.
- Take the possession certificate to confirm the land is suitable for house construction and does not list as a paddy field.
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