WHAT IS BUILDING HEIGHT?

Covered area means in respect of ground floor, area covered immediately above the plinth level by the building but does not include the garden, drainage, compound wall etc.



WHAT IS COVERED AREA?

Covered area means in respect of ground floor, area covered immediately above the plinth level by the building but does not include the garden, drainage, compound wall etc.



WHAT IS FLOOR AREA RATIO?

Floor area ratio means the quotient obtained by dividing the total covered area on all floors with the area of the plot.



WHAT IS OPEN SPACE?

Open space means an area forming an integral part of the plot, left open to the sky.



WHAT DOES IT MEAN BY PLINTH?

Plinth means the portion of a structure between the surface of the surrounding ground and the surface floor, immediately above the ground.



WHAT IS PLINTH AREA?

Plinth area means the built up area measured at the floor level of ground floor.



WHAT IS SET BACK?

Set back means the distance between the plinth lines of the building and the boundary of the plot.



WHAT IS A STILT FLOOR?

>Stilt floor means a floor supported by pillars with all four sides open to be used for parking with minimum height of 2.4 meter.



WHAT IS RECORD OF RIGHTS AND HOW IT CAN BE CORRECTED?

For effective maintenance of the land records, Govt. of Orissa have enacted the Orissa Survey and Settlement Act, 1958. Under this act, the Tahasildar is authorised to correct the Record of Rights and maps on the following grounds. On application from interested party, on receipt of reports from subordinates, on receipt of notice from the Registrar/ Sub-Registrar, on receipt of an intimation from a Court, on acquisition of land under Land Acquisition Act or on his own motion. Anybody interested for correction of land record should make an application to the Tahasildar with requisite application fee of Rs.3.00.



WHAT IS AN ENCUMBRANCE CERTIFICATE AND HOW IS TO GET AN ENCUMBRANCE CERTIFICATE FROM THE REGISTRATION OFFICE?

Before buying any land or house, it is important to confirm that the land does not have any legal dues. It is available as a certificate called encumbrance from the sub registrar office where the deed has been registered, stating that the said land does not have any legal dues and complaints. The encumbrance certificate for the past thirteen years should be taken or for more clarification, you could demand 30 years encumbrance certificate to be checked. The party has to fill up the application meant for E.C. and blank certificate forms with details of the property. I.e. Mouza, Khata No. , Plot No. Area, Kisam and boundary on the application form correctly.



WHAT ONE SHOULD DO PRIOR TO PURCHASING A LAND OR PROPERTY?

The first step is to see the title deed of the land which you are going to buy. Confirm whether the land is in the name of the seller and that the full right to sell the land lies with only him and no other person. Don't be satisfied with the Xerox copy of the title deed. Insist on seeing the Original Deed. Sometimes the seller may have taken a loan by pledging the original deed. It also needs checking whether the seller has permitted any entry/access to others through this land and whether any other fact has been suppressed/left undisclosed by the owner of the land. It is better to get the original deed examined by a lawyer. Along with the title deed, the buyer can also demand to see the previous deeds of the land available with the seller.



HOW A LAND CAN BE REGISTERED?

The land can be registered in a sub registrar office, after preparing the title deed including all the relevant information. You could get the title deed written by a government licensed Document writer. Even lawyers can prepare the deed, but the document can only be computer printed or typed, not handwritten. Handwritten documents can be prepared by only those who hold the scribe license.