Friday, August 14, 2015


Most of the Bangalore's property title documents are very complicated.  It is because some of the very old documents are not available with the parties, or fast development of the City many unauthorized layout, constructions have come without complying with the statutory requirements, getting permission from the statutory authority, get this permission from Statutory Authorities is also very complicated  process in Bangalore.  The properties available at Bangalore and surroundings may be classified as BDA, BMP, Housing Co-operative Society, City Municipal Council, Private Layouts, Gramathana Sites and Revenue Sites.

Development Authorities are : -

1. Bangalore City Corporation

2. Bangalore Development Authority (BDA)

3. Karnataka Housing Board

4. Karnataka Slum Clearance Board

5. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation

6. Bangalore Water Suppluy and Sewerage Board for the peripheral areas and City Municipal Councils under the BDA, 

7. Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development (B M R D A)

8. Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Finance and Development Corporation

BDA Properties :   

These are the properties acquired by Bangalore Development  Authority through legal process and allotted to the applicants.  Legally, these properties are best provided  all the documents are available.  In this case the tracing of the title need not go beyond  the acquisition of the property by BDA.  Tracing Title from the date of allotment will be sufficient for this.

BMP Properties : 

These are properties falling within the jurisdiction of Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.  These properties are generally owned by individuals acquired through inheritance, partition, gift etc.  Vacant sites are very few in this category.  The title of the property is to be traced to its origin for a period of not less than 43 years and each and every document of transfer, revenue documents such as Khata endorsement, Khata certificate, tax paid receipt, and approved building plans should be examined other than general documents.

Housing Co-operative Society Properties : 

These properties may be placed at par with BDA sites.  Housing Co-operative Societies acquire the land through Government or development agencies like BDA.  They form the layouts, which are approved by statutory bodies and allot to its members.  Bye-laws, Registration details of the Society have to be examined apart from any prohibition on alienation of the property and eligibility criteria for allotment.  If there is any restriction on alienation during certain period, no objection certificate from society is a must.  Most important is one has to examine whether the Society is approved or not.  As per Supreme Court presently Government or B.D.A. is not empowered to acquire the property on behalf of Housing Co-operative Societies.

City Municipal Council Properties:   

There are  8 local bodie, surrounding Bangalore.  They are 7 City Municipal Councils and one Taluk Municipal Council,  Bommanahalli, Bytarayanapura, Yelahanka, Dasarahalli, Pattanagere, Raja Rajeshwari nagar.

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