Imagine having an app to check information about any property in Bangalore. Sounds too good to be true? Let’s introduce you to Dishaank, an app that lets a user know the survey number of any property in the city. You can also access this information on a website called Bhoomi. But do you know what the land survey number is? And why it’s needed?
We spoke to our legal expertise to understand the subject. Here are the excerpts.
What is the land survey number?
A land survey number is a unique number assigned to a specific piece of land to maintain records.
The record contains the information about the location, size, shape, and ownership of the land, and is created by the surveyor.
How is the land survey number useful?
The land survey number works as a record of information about a specific plot of land. It is useful when resolving legal disputes and for planning the development of adjacent areas. It also comes in handy while registering or selling a plot of land.
What is the procedure?
The relevant authority in each state issues the land survey number. For instance, in Maharashtra, the Superintendent of Land Records and the Tauka Inspector of Land Records issue it.
During the survey, the officials personally inspect the land to determine its boundaries. This results in maps that show the shape and size of the surveyed property.
How can I verify the land survey number?
In case of doubts or discrepancies regarding the survey number, you can contact your local municipal corporation. Cross check the number mentioned on the Sale Deed with the property tax bill and the assessment order passed by the municipal corporation.
How can get the incorrect number changed?
If the number mentioned in the sale deed is incorrect, you need to approach the seller, prepare a Rectification Deed, and have it duly stamped and registered.
What happens when a villa or house is part of a project spanning several survey numbers?
In such a case, you need to check the nature of development. If the house is developed over a sub-divided and approved plot, then one can consider only the number of the plot in question. On the other hand, if the owner of the house has an undivided share in the entire project, then all documents about the project must be considered.
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