Completion certification is required only for a newly constructed building to ensure the supply of basic amenities, such as water, electricity and drainage system. Electricity connection cannot be provided to a building without a completion certificate from CMDA or from corporation. This is applicable only for special buildings and multi storey buildings and not for ordinary buildings.
The completion certificate also ensures that the builder has constructed the building as per the approved building plan and no violations are made. Only after obtaining the completion certificate, the builder can hand over the possession of the house to the buyer.
Power of attorney (P.O.A.) is issued in substitute of the owner, where he could not maintain the property for certain purposes. If the property has more than one owner the power of attorney should be issued by all the owners and incase any of the owner is dead the power is cancelled.
Conditions of Power of Attorney
P.O.A. is not valid if the owner is dead , then the property belongs to the owner’s wife and his legal heirs.
P.O.A is not valid if it is not registered or if the validity date is over.
P.O.A gets expired if the power agent is dead, then the property belongs to the owner’s wife or his legal heirs but not to the power agent legal heirs.
P.O.A. gets expired when the property owner cancels the power.
Before purchasing a property, check whether the power agent has all the rights to sell the property and also check whether the P.O.A is valid till date.
Field Measurement Book (FMB Sketch)
The Field Measurement Book (FMB) sketch can be very useful to avoid boundary and border disputes. If the marker stones are not present for a plot, it is always advisable to spend a small fee to get the markers placed by a surveyor. FMB sketch contains name of street, survey no. , village details and type of land (wet or dry land).This simple process can avoid legal hassles.
Check all legal documents with a lawyer before buying any property.
Patta is issued only for lands and not for individual apartments.
Always check the A-Register available in VAO office before buying any property.
All details furnished here are related to Tamilnadu only and are subjected to change based on government norms.
All the information given above is only advisory and not liable for any legal commitment.