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New Norms Push Up Registration, Stamp Duty Charges
Bangalore: Feeling happy that you have already
booked your flat and need not worry about price rise? Here
is a shocker! Registering property will be dearer from Friday
when the new guidance values announced by the state come into
Since guidance values are the basis for property registration,
both registration fee and stamp duty will go up depending
on the area.
According to preliminary estimates, the new guidelines are
expected to push up the property registration cost by 50%
on an average.
With transaction cost in the form of registration accounting
for 10% of the property value, it could be an additional burden
of a few more lakhs of rupees for property buyers.
“The cash component could go up in commercial property
deals because of higher stamp duty,” explains a source
at a real estate agency.
Though the cost of the property will go up because of the
new norms, it will not have any impact on the cash component
in deals. The properties were registered at a price much below
the commercial rate in the past though the buyer always paid
according to the market value, the government will earn higher
revenue but it will not have any impact on the purchase price.
Echoing this reasoning, some say that the move will actually
narrow the huge gap between the market value and government
value of properties.
The hike is surprising because it will make properties unaffordable
for many in prime location. There is also speculation that
many buyers might resort to holding on to their property under
GPA (general power of attorney) instead of registration to
avoid registration cost.
New property guidance norms from today
Bangalore: New guidance values for property
registration will come into effect from Friday. The increase
follows the recommendations of the Central Valuation Committee
(CVC), headed by the inspector general of registration and
commissioner of stamps (IGRCS), set up three years ago, making
it an annual exercise.
The government is expected to mop up Rs. 500-600 crore in
additional revenue through this exercise.
While the increase in some of the BCC areas is to the tune
of 40 to 50%, in some of the peripheral areas including suburbs,
the increase has been almost 100%, owing to the fast pace
of development. Despite the increase, the guidance values
are, however, less than the market value in most of the places.
“ In the last few years, there has been a lot of infrastructure
development. Areas around the Outer Ring Road like Kengeri,
Kadugondanahaill, Peenya have appreciated a lot and market
is booming. But there was always a gap between the market
rate and guidance value, so the government was losing out
on revenue. This annual exercise is intended to ensure that
government gets the correct share,” revenue department
Source also said the exercise is quite democratic. The draft
values were finalized and announced two months ago. “
We had called for objections and various people, like citizens,
developers, construction industry and other organizations
gave us feedback. We took all their suggestion before announcing
the new values,” sources said.
New guidance value of some areas is as follows
Rajajinagar - Rs 1,750/ sq ft
- Rs 3,100/ sq ft
KG Road - Rs 4,900/ sq ft
MG Road - Rs 4,200 - 5,400/sq ft
Sadashivanagar - Rs 3000/ sq ft
RT Nagar - Rs 2,000/ sq ft
Basavangudi - Rs 2,400/ sq ft
A BIT OF EDUCATION AND HUMOUR HERE
What are guidance values?
Guidance or guidelines values are decided by department of
stamps of registration for every area/city/town in the state,
and is different from the market value (It is also usually
lower). This is the basis for calculation of registration
fee and stamp duty, irrespective of how much is paid for a
Caught in the web!
The department of stamps and registration, in its bid to
keep pace with real estate market in typing to fix its guidance
values, has quite forgotten to keep the citizens informed
on this. The website bears guidance values from 2002, though
they have been revised in between. The department head continues
to be D Satyamurty, who was transferred more than a year ago.
And the department has no qualms in accepting its tardiness:
the site was last update on January 4, 2003, and the fact
is mentioned quite prominently!