By Sampat’s Law Firm
Advocate Vinod Sampat
Advocate Heena Vinod Sampat Advocate Dharmin Vinod Sampat Advocate Mithil Vinod Sampat
Q1. What is a Property Card?
Ans: A property card provides information about the ownership of a property and history of holdings of land located in urban area. If you are planning to buy land in an urban area, it is essential that you check the property card of the seller and ensure his/her ownership of the land. Even if you are planning to buy a flat, you may want to check the ownership of the land on which the apartment is being constructed. This will help you avoid any hassle in future. Most of the developers, local governing bodies and investors seek property card of the owner before closing a deal. This document is also used in court litigations related to land within city limits.
Q2. Details included in Property Card?
Ans. The Property Card contains almost all the information about a Property such as the:
- Name of the landowner
- Survey number of land
- Area of the land
- Changes in ownership
- Details of loans taken by the owner from government agencies
- Details of pending litigations, if any.
- Details of tax levied on the land. This includes paid and unpaid taxes.
Q3. What are the uses of Property Card?
Ans. Evidence of land ownership. In an urban area, this card is used to check the ownership of a particular property.
-Details of past transactions and disputes (if any).
Q4. How to obtain Property Card?
Ans. Property owners are required to approach the City Survey office to get the property card for their properties. However, in recent times the government has made it possible to get property cards with a single click of the mouse. Property cards for all land properties are available online. This enables property owners to avoid the time-consuming process of applying through the city survey office.
Q5. What is the difference between the 7/12 extract and property card?
Ans: In Maharashtra State Property Card is for Urban Area and 7/12 Utara for land in rural area. Both are title cards city survey for residential property and 7/12 for agricultural lands. The 7/12 extract is a record of land property in a rural area, ownership of the property and type and purpose of the land.
This mainly deals with areas that are outside city limits. Property cards contain information about a specific property in the urban area and its ownership. Making land records available online will help reduce fraudulent activities, settle ownership or other land-related disputes and maintain an updated public record.
7/12 extracts for the entire state of Maharashtra were made available online in 2006. Computerizing property cards and making it available online for all the districts in Maharashtra is still in progress and is estimated to cost around Rs. 25 crores. This project includes computerizing all 7/12 extracts and property cards in 358 taluks of 35 districts and training government officials on hardware, software, data entry, verification and validation of records.
This project is expected to be completed in 2015 and will enable you to obtain land related record and update land-related documents from the comfort of your desk. Though this is a welcome move by the government that enables transparency and reduces time wasted on official processes, implementing the project across the state, mainly in rural areas, and training users and employees on the system will be a huge challenge.
Q8. What is City Survey & Property Registration Card?
Ans. The City Survey of Mumbai Suburban District has been carried out during the period 1963-67. The City Survey Record is prepared for all the villages in Mumbai Suburban District. The City Survey Record for each individual parcel of land has been created and given in a particular number.
A property card for each City Survey Number is also prepared.
Q9. What does the Property Registration Card contain?
Ans. The Property Registration Card contains the following details:
|Village||Taluka||District Mumbai Suburban District|
|CTS No..||Area||Tenure||Particulars of assessment or rent paid to Government and when due for revision|
|Holder in origin of the title (so far as traced)|
|Date||Transaction||Volume No.||New Holder (H)
Lessee (L) or
The names of the Holders are only incorporated if the property is non-agricultural. If the property is agricultural, the only tenure is mentioned as agricultural in P.R.C. When the property is converted in N.A. the holder name can be incorporated in the P.R. Card after producing necessary documents by the Applicant.
Q10. How many City Survey Offices In Mumbai Suburban from where property card can be obtained?
Ans: In Mumbai Suburban District there are three Talukas viz Kurla, Andheri and Borivali, consisting of total 86 villages. City Survey of these 86 villages was done by 10 City Survey Offices.
Q11. What is the Jurisdiction of each city survey office where property card can be obtained?
Ans: The Jurisdiction of Each City Survey Office is as given below:
|CTSO Mulund||CTSO Ghatkopar||CTSO Chembur||CTSO Kurla|
|CTSO Andheri||CTSO Bandra||CTSO Vile-Parle|
|CTSO Borivali||CTSO Goregaon||CTSO Malad|
Along with the above CTSO’s, there is an independent Office of the Taluka Inspector of Land Records, Mumbai Suburban District. The Superintendent of Land Records is the controlling authority of all the CTSO’s and the Taluka Inspector of Land Records.