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..