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Telangana: No property registrations in unapproved layouts and buildings

The Registration and Stamps department has issued a memo on Wednesday directing all the sub-registrars to insist on layout approval or building permission copy for property registrations. This is applicable to the plots that have already registered and are going for second sale (resale).

The Registration and Stamps (R&S) department commissioner T Chiranjeevulu in his order said the mandatory permissions and approval are applicable to all municipal corporations in the state including the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), municipalities and gram panchayats with immediate effect.

The new order is likely to impact thousands of properties in the state especially in and around Hyderabad, where thousands of illegal layouts and constructions have come up.

The decision has been taken by the government as many developers and plot owners are not coming forward to regularise their plots in authorized layouts under Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS) which now in vogue in newly created municipalities and merged villages.

The commissioner said for registration of a house, flat or building, the approval of permission copy is a must and the registration document should be clearly mentioned that the registration is in accordance with the sanctioned building plan.

“For unauthorised structures, registration of a structure earlier will not make it registerable now. However, properties which were regularised under Building Regularisation Scheme (BRS) and Building Penalization Scheme (BPS) are eligible after producing the copy along with registration documents. Existing buildings in village grama kantam (settlement areas) can be registered as per the Panchayat Raj Act,” Chiranjeevulu said.

To ensure planned development in the state, the government has made provisions in the Telangana Municipalities Act, 2019 and the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018 which say, no new plot or sub-division shall be registered by the registration authority unless it is approved by the authority, the order said.

Similarly, no piece of land for building purpose shall be sold by any owner or developer which is not a part of an approved layout as per the Panchayat Raj Act and building should not be registered without sanctioned plan as per the Building Rules, the commissioner said.


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