Govt to issue property certificates

Owners must now shell out between Rs 300 and Rs 1,200 for the document

Owners will have to shell out anywhere between Rs 300 and Rs 1,200 for the papers.
The Directorate has almost completed its Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) project in Mysore, and to begin with, it will distribute title document to about 20,000 property owners in the district next month. Mysore has a total 2.76 lakh properties, and titles will be issued to all of them in about three months’ time for a fee.

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda is scheduled to distribute the innovative property titles (also called property certificates).

The State government has recently approved the Directorate’s proposal to charge a fee from owners for issuing titles. Accordingly, the owner of a 30X40 dimension property will be charged Rs 300, the owner of a 40X60 dimension property Rs 600. An upper limit of Rs 1,200 has been fixed in this regard. For properties falling in the EWS (economically weaker section) bracket, a flat rate of Rs 250 will be charged.

The Directorate has taken up UPRO project on a pilot basis in five towns — Mysore, Shimoga, Bellary, Mangalore and Hubli-Dharwad. Under the project, survey, mapping and measurement of all properties will be done, besides verifying the authenticity of property ownership.

In other four towns, the project is likely to be completed in about six months and title documents will be issued. The Directorate is likely to launch the project in Bangalore City in February next year, and it will be gradually extended to other cities and towns in the State.

Objections within 30 days

Deputy Director (Land Records) of Directorate of Survey Settlement and Land Records K V Rudresha said the Directorate will first issue draft title document along with a copy of notice to the owners under Section 13 of the Karnataka Land Revenue rules, calling for objections, if any.

Any individual connected either directly or indirectly to a property can file objection, if any, against any details of the draft title within 30 days.

Draft title documents of all properties will be put up on notice boards at the DC’s office, tahsildar’s office, the local municipal office and the local directorate’s office.

If there is no objection against the details of a property, the final title document will be issued to the owner.

While issuing the title documents, fingerprints of the owner will be collected and stored in the database, which in turn, will be integrated with Kaveri software (software used for registering properties) of the Stamps and Registration department. Once it is done, only the owner of the property will be able to do any transaction over the property, he explained.

Info available in the document

Property title designed by the Directorate is a eight-page document comprising five different sections - property, ownership, securities, burdens and cadastral. Property section contains details such as cadastral unit number, UPOR number, property type and use, plot area.

Ownership section will have details like name mutation register number, deed number, date and place of registration, name of the lessee, if applicable. Under Securities, mortgage details, if any, will be available. Under Burdens, details on restrictions, if any, imposed on conducting any transaction will be available. Cadastral section will have a detail parcel map of the property and the map of a property’s locality will be available. It will also have a bar code where the digital signature of a owner will be stored.

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