Telangana land and property registration: All you need to know


Know how to register property and land in Telangana and the documents required for registering a sale deed

Property buyers in Telangana have to register the sale with the Telangana Registration and Stamp Department. A buyer, along with the seller and witnesses, needs to visit the sub-registrar’s office, nearest to the location of the property, to pay the stamp duty and registration charges as applicable in Telangana state. A part of the Telangana property and land registration can be done online, where you have to upload all the documents online.

 

Documents required for property registration in Telangana

The buyer has to upload all the documents online on the portal, before visiting the sub-registrar’s office for sale deed registration. The documents required are:

  • Original documents, with the signature of all parties.
  • Encumbrance certificate.
  • Demand draft/bank challan of payment of full stamp duty.
  • Property card
  • Section 32A photo form of executants and witnesses.
  • Identity proof of the buyer, seller and witnesses.
  • PAN card.
  • Power of attorney.
  • Aadhaar card.
  • Address proof of the buyer and seller.
  • Photograph of the property’s exterior.
  • Pattadar passbook for agricultural land.

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Fees and timelines for Telangana land and property registration

The property owner will be required to pay stamp duty, registration fee and transfer duty, during the registration as given below:

Fees for document registration

DocumentStamp dutyTransfer dutyRegistration fee
Sale of apartment/flat (semi-furnished)4%1.5%0.5%
Sale agreement with possession4%00.5% (minimum Rs 5,000, maximum Rs 20,0000)
Sale agreement without possession0.5%00.5% (minimum Rs 5,000, maximum Rs 20,0000)
Sale agreement-cum-GPA5%0Rs 2,000
Will00Rs 1,000

 

Timelines for document registration

ServiceTime frameOfficer responsible
Document registration including sale deed, lease deed, agreement, etc.24 hours (After registration, the document will be scanned, certified and returned to the parties).Sub-registrar
Issue of encumbrance certificate1 hour (After conducting a search of the computer records, a certificate in a fixed format is issued to parties).Junior/senior assistant
Issue of market value1 hour (On application by the party, a computer-generated value slip is issued)Junior/senior assistant

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How to calculate stamp duty and registration charges in Telangana?

Property buyers can easily calculate stamp duty and registration charges on land using following steps:

Step 1: Visit the Registration and Stamp Department portal of Telangana (click here).

Step 2: Choose the nature of the transaction from the drop-down menu and enter the consideration value.

Step 3: Write Y/N if the property has been identified. If the property is identified, mention the measurements and boundary length.

Step 4: Click ‘Calculate’ and you will be able to see the values.

 

Checklist for creating sale deed in Telangana

A property owner should get the sale deed drafted by the legal draftsman on a non-judicial stamp paper of the requisite value. The parties should use five non-judicial stamp papers, while the remaining amount has to be paid through the challan system or any other medium, as mentioned by the state government. The sale deed should have following clauses:

Name of the deed: The document should clearly mention which type of deed it is. The parties could decide on the basis of mutual consent, what type of deed will be prepared for the document for property transfer.

Parties to sale deed: The sale deed should have the names, age and addresses of parties involved in the transaction. The deed should be duly signed by all the parties.

Description of the property in context: The property in content should be clearly mentioned in the sale deed. It should have the full description of the property, including the identification number, plot area, location, etc.

Sale consideration clause: A sale deed must have all the information related to the sale amount as mutually decided by the seller and the buyer. It should clearly mention the amount paid for transferring the property rights from one party to another.

Mode of payment and advance payment: A sale deed should also have clear information about how a buyer is going to pay the sale amount and the amount of token, if paid as an advance.

Possession status and date: The deed should also mention when the immovable property will be transferred to the seller. There should be a mention of the actual date of possession.

Indemnity clause: The sale deed should have an indemnity clause, which means the seller is liable to bear all the statutory charges including property tax, electricity charges, water bill and all other charges in relation to the property, before the sale deed is executed.

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How to register property in Telangana?

Here is a step-by-step process to register property in Telangana:

Step 1: Visit the Telangana Property Registration portal and create your login ID.

 

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Telangana land and property registration: All you need to know

 

Step 2: Upload all the documents as required on the portal and pay the stamp duty and registration fee.

Step 3: Book the time slot for visiting the sub-registrar’s office (SRO).

Step 4: Visit the SRO.

  1. Get your check slip prepared by the officer at the SRO, based on the details provided during document upload, making necessary changes if required.
  2. After the generation of the check slip, an E-KYC is conducted, where fingerprints of the registering parties are collected and are verified against the Aadhaar database.
  3. After successful verification via Aadhaar, the payment of stamp duty, registration fees and other requisite fees will be verified through the challan provided.
  4. After successful verification of payment, endorsements are printed on the document being registered.

Step 5: The document will then be registered by the sub-registrar, by providing a document number and the thumb impression of the parties is collected.

Step 6: The registered document will then be scanned and uploaded on the portal, which the user can download from the portal.

Step 7: In case of verification being unsuccessful, the applicant will be directed to make necessary changes and re-submit the application.

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How to pay stamp duty on property purchase in Telangana?

Property buyers can pay stamp duty and registration charges online for property registration purpose. Here is a step-by-step guide to making the payment in a hassle-free way.

Step 1: Visit the Telangana Registration and Stamps department portal and search for ‘E-payments’ under the ‘Online Services’ column.

Step 2: You will be redirected to a new page where you will see three options:

  1. Document registration e-challan
  2. Non-registration e-challan
  3. Franking services e-challan

For property registration, click the first option.

Step 3: Register your profile after which you will get an SMS that will have a 12-digit challan number and five-digit passcode. Save these details for later use.

Step 4: After registering, proceed to the payment option form, where you can print the challan number and passcode details.

Step 5: You will be then redirected to a disclaimer page, after agreeing to it the user is directed to SBI ePay, where the user can choose to pay the charges either online or offline.

Step 6: For online payments, select Debit/Credit card, Net banking or NEFT.

Step 7: After entering the payment credentials and submitting the necessary details, the user gets a ‘successful’ status message. Then, the challan in duplicate is generated by the system, which will have the SBIePay confirmation reference number. The user needs to print the challan and submit the SRO copy of it, along with the documents to the sub-registrar, during the property registration.

 

How to search prohibited properties in Telangana before buying

Property buyers in Telangana should check the list of prohibited properties, before signing or making any payment to the seller. The list can be searched on the Telangana Registration Department portal, by following these steps:

Step 1: Visit the Telangana Property Registration Department and select the Prohibited Property option.

Step 2: Select the district, mandal, village and criteria to search for the list. The criteria could be:

  • Ward number/block number
  • Town survey number
  • Revenue survey number
  • Survey number
  • Ward-wise details
  • Survey number-wise details

Step 3: Submit the details. The list will be displayed on your screen.

 

How to check the market value of land in Telangana using Dharani Portal?

At present, the facility is available only for agricultural land. To check the market value of the land parcels, follow the procedure step-by-step:

Step 1: Visit the Dharani portal (click here) and click on ‘Agriculture’.

Step 2: Click on ‘View Market Value of Lands for Stamp Duty’. You will be redirected to a new page.

Step 3: Choose the district, mandal, village, town and survey number from the drop-down menu and click ‘Fetch’.

Step 4: The market value will be displayed on the screen.

 

Telangana land and property registration: Latest news

Update on May 28, 2021

The Telangana government has suspended property registrations due to the ongoing state-wide lockdown, following the rising number of Coronavirus cases across cities. While there are chances that the lockdown may be extended beyond May 30, 2021, for at least 10 days, property registrations will remain suspended until the state returns to normalcy.

Update on February 23, 2021

The Telangana government is paying a heavy price for stopping property registrations to facilitate the launch of the Dharani portal. The revenue from property registrations has fallen to Rs 3,189 crores, against the target of Rs 10,000 crores. The earnings through property registrations remain the worst-affected among all sectors. As a result, the state budget has been downsized by at least 20% from the last year, as the financial condition of the state has been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.

Update on January 28, 2021

Now, NRIs who do not have Aadhaar cards and own properties in Telangana state or are planning to purchase one, can register their property ownership and purchase lands using their passports. By using their passports for land registration, Telangana NRIs living abroad, can now purchase lands and remain confident about the safety of their properties upon registering with the Dharani portal. There is also an option to reschedule the registrations.

Update on December 29, 2020

The ‘Dharani’ portal, which was launched in November 2020, is still facing several hiccups. A number of issues have cropped up since its launch and the complaints have been registered by the authority. The portal is currently limited to only four types of land transactions, out of 20. Moreover, the user would need to pay an additional Rs 300 for the passbook. In addition to this, the banks have stated that the loan would not be provided on the basis of these passbooks. Reacting to several complaints, the government has assured farmers and other owners that corrections will be made in due course.

Although the non-agricultural land-related aspects are not operational now, the state government has announced that these services would be launched soon.

The Telangana government had introduced the ‘Dharani’ portal, for facilitating online property registrations in the state in November, 2020. Currently, the portal is only being used for record-keeping of agricultural properties. The portal will also facilitate property registration and stamp duty and registration charge payment services. Currently, the matter is sub-judice, as the Telangana High Court has stayed the state government’s order that sought to make it mandatory for property owners to register on the portal, for selling the property. The court said:

“If a citizen did not register details of his properties in the Dharani portal, would he lose rights over the property and be barred from transferring the property to others? This would be a violation of Article 300A of the Constitution.”

 

FAQs

Is there an online facility for Telangana property registration?

Home buyers can visit the Telangana property portal at https://registration.telangana.gov.in/index.htm to upload documents and fix an appointment for appearing at the sub-registrar’s office.

What are the fees for registering a will in Telangana?

A flat fee of Rs 1,000 is charged for registration of wills.

What is the stamp duty for sale of property in Telangana?

Stamp duty of 4% of the transaction value is applicable on sale of property in Telangana.

 

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