B Khatha being issued to new Property/Flat buyers by BBMP, Bangalore
Without any prior information or warning, BBMP in Banghalore has been abruptly issuing B Khathas to Flat/property buyers without assigning any reasons for this branding since mid 2009. The B Khatha title to a property is a black spot as lenders are put to caution. The B Khatha allots Property Identification Number ( PID ) so as to enable the owner to pay property Tax, but says ” THIS PROPERTY IS WITHOUT KHATHA “. The concerned owner of Flat is required to pay all the property taxes and penalties to the BBMP wherever applicable but the property is blacklisted. This stigma is supposed to be ratified after implementation of AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME after paying exorbitant penalties — which was turned down by the Hon Governor of Karnataka. the end result— A properrty which is valid for transfer by sale, etc etc at the SubRegistrar’s office, which isalso valid for Bank Loans, and also is entitled to be covered under Capital Gains relief, as well as IT deductions for loan EMIs paid. and also which is a valid proof of address for the postal department, is blacklisted — the lame excuse projected after probing with the BBMP is that “ produce OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE to get regular or SUVARNA KHATHA” . This OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE is used as a weapon to harrass the gullible public. This O.C. was not insisted upon as mandatory document for Khatha bifurcation by BBMP inthe past, for many many years even though it has been mentioned in the K. M.C. Act. It was being used as a tool just to find a cut off date to commence charging of property tax. Now it has assumed as a powerful tool –as a hanging sword by BBMP to make people wait for SUVARNA KHATHA for years . The whole idea behind this big trick is to penalise all the Flat owners in an Apartment for a bulk ( beyond a reasonable or ratifiable limit ) deviation from the approved Plans, done in one or two Flats by the concerned Builder or the land owner/s for their beneifits. The BBMP has all the timein theworld to stop any deviations beyond permissible limits, at the construction stage if they are so serious about deviations. The normal buyers are not at all a party to the deviation nor do they enjoy the beneifits of any deviation. In the past the BBMP used to deny regular Khatha only to such of those Flats, butother Flat owners used to get Khathas.
The records at the BBMP Office at Queen’s Road Bangalore are to be probed to bring tolight all the instances of Khathas issued to Flat owners since SEPTEMBER 2009, without production of OCCUPANCY OR OCCUPATION CERTIFICATE issued by the BBMP to catch them on the wrong foot.