• Measurement of area of flat

I understand that there are certain agencies which certify the actual area of the apartment/flat. This becomes helpful when contesting with the builder/developer on the area sold to the flat owner vs actual area of the flat. Please provide names of these agencies/institution available in Maharashtra. I wish to get the measurement done and take certification.
Asked 3 months ago in Property Law from United States
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1) You can measure the area of your flat through any architect . Not aware of any agencies in Maharashtra 

2) If area is lesser than promised complain to legal metereology department against the builder 

3) method by which the builders measure the area needs to be certified by metrology department. This office comes under the weights and measures department

4) in case area is less flat is seized and builder has to make corrections and give promised area of flat 
Ajay Sethi
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1. You can engage a local  civil engineer who is qualified to measure the actual area of your flat and give a written report/certificate in this regard,

2. The said Civil Engineer's report/certificate is a valid document to submit as an evidence of the actual area of your flat before any Court of Law in India.  
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A Flat has been defined under the Maharashtra Owner ship Flat Act, 1963. A flat means a self-contained premises used or entitled to be used for the purpose of residence or office, showroom or shop or godown or for carrying on any other business and includes garage or premises which forms the part of the building and includes an apartment.
Before you purchase a flat, you have to have a title and document search conducted by a competent advocate. You cannot do it yourself. You have to use the services of a competent advocate. 
Difference between Built-up Area, Super Built-up Area and Carpet Area
Carpet Area: This is the area of the apartment / building which does not include the area of the walls.
Built-up Area: This includes the area of the walls also.
Super Built-up Area: This includes the built-up area along with the area under common spaces such as the lobby, lifts, stairs etc.
In order to unify and standardize the method of measurement of plinth, carpet and rentable areas of buildings, the Method of Measurement of Works of Civil Engineering Sectional Committee, CED44of Bureau of Indian Standards has been brought out and Indian Standards, namely IS3861:1975 Method of Measurement of Plinth carpet and Rentable Areas of Buildings.
 The architects, engineers, government departments, contractors, builders, developers and promoters and all others concerned should adopt/ implement this Indian Standard for uniform implementation of the standard method of measurement of areas of buildings.
The MCGM for Mumbai and Town planning authority .are some of the agencies which can be approached for the correctness of measurement of your area of flat.. 
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generally each project gets approval from appropriate authority and construction begins after approval so you should ask your builder to produce approved plan of the site. in the plan you will get all the details about size of the flat, open space, amenities in the building etc. 
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if you give detail about the city where you want to purchase that property then we can give you details about the name of concerned authority. like in Mumbai the CIDCO is the authority who approves such sites.
Shivendra Pratap Singh
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