Differences between A Khata and B Khata Properties …?
There are many differences between A Khata and B Khata properties in Bangalore BBMP and this is a good sign. For one you may never lose your B Khata property and the government or the civic authorities may not be able to do much about it. The other point is that there are numerous people in Bangalore and adjoining areas including White Field who have got the B Khata properties and this is more due to rampant corruption in the bureaucracy and the connivance of the highest authorities to make it even worse.
This is despite the fact that the Karnataka High Court has issued an order that B Khata properties are illegal and constructed on revenue land. In the country no mass scale shifting of people has ever been successful and the social consequences are quite serious and therefore it would be better for the civic authorities to stop further agricultural land being turned into non-agricultural land than create any unnecessary spark resulting in a wild fire.
Advantages of A Khata Properties over B Khata properties..?
As of now or what the present conditions reveal you have two types of properties in Bangalore city and these are A Khata properties in bangalore and B Khata properties.
What is Khata..?
Khata meaning accounts contain all the details although may not be used for declaring or producing or proof of ownership of the property. Khata has been maintained so as to segregate the good and the bad property for the purpose of taxation. The A Khata contains list of good properties for they are legally constructed while the B Khata properties are bad as they are unauthorized construction.
However, there is surely some overlapping which makes some B Khata properties in Bangalore eligible for A Khata criteria. For the purpose of taxation the government gets revenue from both. It is widely seen that all unauthorized constructions have somehow managed to have their water connection and electricity and this means most of the B Khata properties have received amenities from the civic authorities by hook or by crook and hence are liable to pay tax.
Paying Tax for A Khata and B Khata Sites
It is therefore not a surprise that the civic authorities for the moment are going to treat the registration in any Khata for tax purpose only and nothing more. This would mean that Khata owners may not furnish their tax details as an authentic proof of their ownership anywhere else or any other department for any other purposes. This can be done through yet another authentic document only namely the Title Deed.
However, A Khata properties are markedly reserved by the government and other bodies for certain amenities not given to B Khata properties. This again brings the core issue to the front as to why collect taxes at all from the B Khata properties and no action taken against them. Understandably this is the issue largely created by improper planning and rampant corruption of the bureaucracy.
Differences between A Khata and B Khata Properties in Bangalore..?
The major difference between A Khata properties and B Khata properties is that the former is officially recognized and the latter not. This means that the owner of a property in A Khata may apply for water, electricity as well purchase and sell properties at will. He or she may carry out trade or posses building licenses. Further, they can get bank loans and ask for extension of their properties or build on it.
The B Khata properties are denied all of the above and simply made to pay taxes only. They are also not in a position to demand electricity or water legally and have no protection from civic authorities with regard to any rights or omissions. The B Khata property once built by the owner is his own liability and cannot be re-sold in the market.
Again, you may never get trade license for your B Khata property as this is barred. You may not extend your home or building as you never get any permits. B Khata also cannot take bank loans and in short all the documents you have pertaining to B Khata property is only temporary and nothing more.
Converting B Khata to A Khata in Bangalore
You may know here on How to convert B Khata to A Khata property in Bengaluru, if you wish to avail of the various benefits. It is seen that in some cases the B Khata property became such due to demarcation or extension of jurisdiction by the B.B.M.P (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) or the local authority. There are four popular regulatory bodies in Bangalore.
Role of BBMP
The BBMP is the main administrative body that looks after the responsibility of Greater Bangalore metropolitan area. It also has well established planned way of developing the city. The next is the BDA or the Bangalore Development Authority and is a government organization. It is the principal planning authority of Bangalore.
The next is the BMRDA or the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority and is an autonomous body that has been established by the Karnataka Government. It plans, coordinates and supervises the developmental activities within Bangalore.
In this context you must have a fair knowledge of the type of authorities you are approaching although BBMP is the main authority behind the segregation of Khata into A and B groups. In order to convert your property from B Khata into A Khata you may submit the following documents.
Documents Required for converting B Khata to A Khata
- You should have DC converted property in the first place for being eligible for conversion.
- All property taxes must be paid till date.
- Betterment charges towards conversion of the property have to be paid to BBMP.
Apart from the above you may need to file other documents if your property is a B Khata one. This is to show that the property has been constructed on a non-agricultural land with no violation of building norms.
- Title deed and sale deed.
- Copies of property tax receipts that have been paid previously.
- Order of conversion of the land from agriculture to non-agriculture.
- Proof of any improvement changes paid, if applicable.
- Khata extract issued by the panchayat submitted by the developer.
- A blueprint showing the location of the property including dimensions.
- Possession Certificate.
- Occupancy Certificate OC.
Once you submit your documents you need to wait for a week or so.