Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What are your Rights as a Home Buyer?

Are you planning to buy a home of your dreams? Well, buying a home is a bit tedious task. It involves many complex legal processes. Buying a home is perhaps one of your largest financial investments. Isn’t it? Particularly, if you are a first-time home buyer, your mind would be filled with hundreds of doubts and questions.

For instance, if someone is looking for flats in Calicut, he/she would be concerned with his /her rights over the property, terms and conditions offered by the builders, delays if any and other problems. As a home buyer, you might have many questions.

Before diving into what the home buyers’ rights are as per the Government norms, let us first analyse the process of buying a home in India.

  1. First analyse your financial situation and requirements.
  2. Find a property that caters to your specific requirements.
  3. Inspect the property and seek professional help if needed.
  4. Get into an agreement with the seller. Ensure that details like price and also personal details of both buyer and seller are highlighted before signing the same.
  5. Find a reliable lender. It is always recommended that you associate with reliable financial institutions like the SBI while applying for a home loan. Play it safe.
  6. Perform a thorough analysis of your property to avoid any loopholes in the agreement.
  7. At the time of closing, ask seller for all the legal documents associated with your property and get it registered in your name.

These are some of the common steps that one follows while buying a home. Now, let us shift the focus on the rights of a home buyer. As a home buyer, there are several rights granted to you that include mortgage loans, the rate of interest on loan and several others. Awareness of such rights protects you from being duped.

Here are some of the rights that you are entitled to as a home buyer:

Right to obtain information
The home buyers are eligible to know the details of sanctioned layouts and plans of the building. They can also claim for the specifications which are approved by the construction control authority.

Right to know the stages of construction
Under RERA, the home-buyers are entitled to know the stage-wise schedule of the construction of the project. It includes the provision of water, electricity, sanitation and other amenities promised by the builder.

Right to possession of the property
The home-buyer has the right to claim possession of the building, plot or apartment. It is the duty of the builder to provide all the legal documents to the buyer.

Rights to document
It is the duty of the real estate builders to handover all the legal documents related to the property to the home-buyer. Under RERA act, allotted can claim documents and plans of the common areas.

These are some of the rights one should take advantage of as a home buyer. So, if you are looking for your dream home, exercise your rights and make an informed decision. Let me know if you have any doubts or your feedback in the comment section below.

This is a guest post by Sreekanth, who is a digital marketing expert at Webdura Technology. He enjoys experimenting with new techniques in both print and the web. He also loves to explore roads less traveled. Reach him by writing in your details in the comments sections.


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