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If you are buying any immovable property including flat, land or building in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the law mandates you to pay stamp duty on the transaction and register the document with the Andhra Pradesh Property and Land Registration Department. The buyer and the seller, along with two witnesses, need to visit the sub-registrar’s office where the property is located and get the transaction registered. Very soon, a part of this process will be made online, which will help the buyers to verify and submit most of the documents and make the payment online. The AP Property and Land Registration office currently offers a number of services online. Here is how to use these services and procedure to register property in Andhra Pradesh.
How to get Encumbrance Certificate online in Andhra Pradesh
The Encumbrance Certificate is one of the important documents required for property registration. An applicant can easily download the certificate from the online portal, using following procedure:
Step 1: Visit the Registration and Stamps Department of Andhra Pradesh portal (click here).
Step 2: Click on ‘Encumbrance Search (EC)’ from the right menu.
Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page. Read the disclaimer and click ‘Submit’.
Step 4: You will be redirected to a new page, where you will be able to search for the EC using following parameters:
- Document number or year of document registration.
- House number or apartment name situated in a city/ town/village.
- Survey number in a revenue village, optionally described by a plot number.
It is mandatory to select the district and sub-registrar’s office under all options.
The Encumbrance Certificate will then be displayed on the screen.
For issuance of certified copies of EC, the following charges will be applicable:
|Type of search and issuance||Charges|
|Conducting search and issue of EC upto 30 years||Rs 200 per certificate|
|Conducting search and issue of EC more than 30 years||Rs 500 per certificate|
Stamp duty and registration charges in Andhra Pradesh
For all types of document registration, the applicant has to pay the stamp duty and registration charges on the transaction taking place.
Registration charges in Andhra Pradesh
|Description of instrument/document||Registration fee|
|Gift||0.5% (minimum Rs 1,000 and maximum Rs 10,000)|
|Agreement of sale-cum-general power of attorney||Rs 2,000|
|Development agreement-cum-general power of attorney||0.5% (capped at Rs 20,000)|
|Power of attorney to sell / construct / develop / transfer immovable property||0.5% (minimum Rs 1,000, capped at Rs 20,000)|
Stamp duty charges in Andhra Pradesh
|Type of transaction||Stamp duty charges|
|Sale of immovable property||5%|
|Agreement of sale||5%|
|Agreement of sale-cum-GPA||6%|
|Lease agreements of less than 10 years||0.4%|
|Lease agreements of more than 10 years but less than 20 years||0.6%|
Also read our article on Telangana land and property registration
How to check market value (basic rates) in Andhra Pradesh?
Applicants can check market value of non-agricultural and agricultural property online, from the official portal of Andhra Pradesh Land and Property Registration department. Here’s a step-a-step guide to find out market rates online:
Step 1: Visit Registration and Stamps Department of Andhra Pradesh portal (click here).
Step 2: Click on the ‘Market Value’ option on the left menu.
Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page. Select the type of property, district, mandal and village from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: The results will be displayed on your screen.
How to register property in Andhra Pradesh?
List of documents required
- Passport-size photo of both the parties – the buyer and seller.
- Photo identification (Voter identity card, passport, Aadhaar card).
- Certified copy of the original old sale deed.
- Copy of the latest property register card (From the City Survey Department).
- Copy of municipal tax bill.
See also: All about Andhra Pradesh RERA
Here’s a step-by-step guide register property in Andhra Pradesh:
Step 1: Obtain all the important documents required for property registration.
Step 2: Check the market rate, stamp duty, registration fee and user charges applicable on different types of property. You can also calculate all the important charges through this online calculator.
Step 3: Once all the documents are collected, visit the sub-registrar’s office with all the stakeholders
Step 4: Generate the slot booking slip.
Step 5: Submit the deed at the sub-registrar’s office and sign the document, in the presence of the registrar.
What is the land registration process in Andhra Pradesh?
For land registration, keep all the documents listed above handy, including the property card.
How do I find the link documents for property in AP?
You have to apply for all these services offline, through the municipal office.
What is the land registration fee in Andhra Pradesh?
Depending upon the type of deed, it may vary from 0.5%-1% of the transaction value.