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Know the difference between A Khata and B Khata

Are you planning to buy a home in Bangalore or own one and need to know about a Khata? Are you confused between A and B Khata? Read on to know more about Khata.

What is a Khata?

If you translate the word literally, it means an account. It is essentially a document which details the assessment of a property, its size, location, about the owner, built up area and others for the purpose of property tax. It also details about the identification of the person who is liable to pay the property tax. Khata is a document that is required for a building license, loans from bank or trade license. In simpler words it is a certificate issued by the government which declares that the said person is the owner of the particular property with the city municipal corporation and should pay the tax accordingly.

What is the difference between A Khata and B Khata?

The A and B Khata registration depends on the jurisdiction of the property or the land. If a property is listed under A- Khata it is under the jurisdiction of the local municipal authorities. In comparison the B-Khata properties are under the jurisdiction of the local authorities. While buying a property in Bangalore, one should know that a property should be registered under A- Khata.

If the property is registered under A- Khata it implies that one is allowed to construct on it and can obtain a trade or building license. We detail few more facts about A Khata and B Khata.

What is after all a B – Khata?

After BBMP came into being, it found many illegal constructions which used to enjoy the civic amenities without paying proper taxes. The taxes collected from these properties by the newly formed BBMP were recorded in a register called the B- Khata or B- register. This means any property having a B-Khata is a construction not approved by BBMP. It’s better not to buy such properties. However if one wants, one can convert a B- Khata property to an A- Khata property.

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