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What is Khata???

Now we are going to find out, how important of obtaining a khata Certificate from the Authorities.
A Khata is a legal document used to computing and filing property tax in Karnataka. It Contains all the details such as the owner’s details,property size,location, carpet area, built up area,tax assessment and property identification number. The document is maintained by the municipal corporations.

Importance of Khata

All properties falling within the limits of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) are mandated to get a khata certificate. Obtaining a khata document is vital for getting buiding license, layout plan approvals, and bank loans in different parts of the state. Owners can easily get electricity and water connections if they have the khata document.

Types of Khata

Khata certificates are two types: 1. A Khata 2. B Khata

A Khata
A Khata is issued to a property which gained all approvals from the concerned authorities and adhered with building byelaws and taxation norms. The possession of this certificate helps property owners avail home loans and occupation certificates easily.

B Khata

B Khata is issued to properties that have violated the building byelaws or have outstanding property tax dues. It is a registered maintained by BBMP and is pertaining to the section 108A of the Karnataka Muncipal Act, 1976 which was revised in 2009. It is temporary document which needs to be converted into A Khata. The state government is working towards a scheme (SG3) which will allow regulation of B Khata properties to A Khata by paying the requisite improvement and conversion fee.

Note: Apart from these two types of khata, one more is E Khata

E Khata

E khata is referred to the certificate filed and issued online. This certification allows property holders to make online payment of their property Taxes.

Parameter A Khata B Khata
Legality YES NO
Can be resold or transferred YES NO
Trade Licenses YES NO
Construction/Expansion permits YES NO
Bank Loans YES NO

Documents required to obtain khata certificate

Usually, a khata is applied for registration of newly allotted properties , transfer of properties , bifurcation of properties and merging of properties. All property owners can apply for the khata certificate by furnishing these documents.

• Attested Copy of Title Deed.
• Allotment papers issued by the state’s housing board.
• Previous Tax Paid Receipts(if Any).
• Posession Documents.
• Property Location.
• Building Layout Plan.

Earlier, B Khata properties were entitled to some of the rights which A Khata properties have. However, after the Karnataka high court passed order in December 2014, the former lost whatever legal status it had. As of now, B khata properties are identified as illegal properties , and they must be converted to A Khata to enjoy trading, construction and transferring of property rights.

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