What Approvals a builder must obtain from local governing bodies before starting a Real estate project in Karnataka?

In recent years Bangalore has registered a massive residential and commercial construction growth. With the recent economic growth specially in Information Technologies, population of Bangalore has increased manifold and hence the demand for residential apartments and commercial complexes. Due to this, construction companies are all time busy and have performed greatly in delivering profitable projects. For a quality developer, starting a project needs a lot of planning and approvals from local government bodies by satisfying the by-laws.

Below are some processes the best builders in Bangalore goes through before starting a real estate project

Building Plan Approval Certificate

The first approval a project needs is ‘Building Plan Approval Certificate’ from local authority. A builder submits building plan to the Government to obtain permission to start the project.
The submitted plan is approved once it passes the processes below.

Step 1:

Applicant submits building cum site plan along with all relevant documents duly authenticated by empanel-led Architects/Draftsmen with the Municipal Corporation.

Step 2:

The file passes through Single Window at Central Citizen Facilitation Centre. Based on the filled necessary data as per the prescribed format, it is escalated to NOC level

Step 3:

After obtaining NOC, the case file is being forwarded to Inspection Level – I

Step 4:

Post Pre-construction inspection reporting the file is now forwarded to Level-II, III, IV for recommendations in conformity to building by-laws, master plan and land-use.

Step 5:

Applicant is intimated through phone call and SMS for submission of Fee through cashless mode viz POS Terminals installed at Single Window at Central Citizen Facilitation Centre. After fee submission the building plan approval certificate is generated online as per prescribed format.

Land Holding Certificate

Land holding certificate is issued to the purchaser as a proof of ownership. This person holds the whole and sole right to transfer the ownership. This document is issued by Tahsildar to the owner of the registered land as a proof of ownership with no mortgage on it.

Applying Karnataka Land Holding Certificate through Nemmadi Kendra
Below are the various steps for the application procedure for Karnataka Land Holding Certificate through Nemmadi Kendra

Step 1:

The applicant must apply in prescribed format along with documents for land holding certificate at Nemmadi Kendra. The applicant should Provide details of land such as Patta Number, Land Class, Area, Revenue Village Number, Name, Applicant details, Dag Number and reason/s for applying the certificate.

Step 2:

Pay the applicable fee to the Nemmadi Kendra operator for processing land holding certificate. Nemmadi Kendra operator gives an acknowledgement slip with unique application number. This number is an important number for future reference

Step 3:

The request for land holding certificate is processed online through Karnataka Revenue Department. The status of Landholding certificate application is updated through SMS.

Step 4:

After successful verification, Tahsildar will process the landholding certificate online and will approve the landholding certificate request.

Structural Safety Certificate

Structural Safety Certificate is very important document obtained by municipal department. Structural Safety Certificate certifies that the submitted building’s structural plans satisfy the safety requirements vis-a-vis all natural calamities like earthquake and cyclone, as given in the National Building Code of India, 2005.

Procedure to obtain Structural Safety Certificate

The Municipal department checks all the safety measures mentioned by builder in the form and once satisfied, the department permits building.

Commencement Certificate

Before starting construction of a new building or project the builder must obtain a Commencement Certificate from the local authorities. For this builder submits his detailed plan of the project to the municipal authority. The authority then begins conducting several compulsory preliminary checks and makes sure the project is fit for commencement. As per the Karnataka RERA, obtaining commencement certificate is compulsory before starting construction. Based on the commencement certificate, a project is considered as RERA approved.

Procedure for obtaining Commencement Certificate

Step 1:

Detailed Project plan is submitted by the developer/builder to the municipal authority. The department then inspects the land and carries out some primary checks if required.

Step 2:

The builder is also required to submit No-Objection Certificates (NOC) received from various Government offices like water, fire, sanitation, airport and electricity department.

Step 3:

The Commencement Certificate (CC) is issued in two stages. At first stage, inspection from officials of town planning and engineering departments is done. In this phase, only a specific area is allowed for construction.

Step 4:

After receiving the Commencement Certificate for the first phase, the builder now starts building only the basic structure of the project as per the allowed area. The built basic structure is then inspected again by the authority. Post satisfaction, the authority then issues a legal document for the second and final stage construction.

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