I have described below the procedure for applying for a Khata.

First of all, what is a Khata?

Read this article for a good description of the definition

I own an apartment in Elita Promenade and had registered it recently. Now, I had to get the Khata transferred in my name. Following is the procedure I followed:

For properties registered in the Konanakunte Sub-Registrar office, you should go to the BBMP office behind Big Bazaar (Puttenahalli Main Road, J.P.Nagar 7th Phase) for applying for a Khata. Go to the 1st floor of this building. Meet one Mr.Ananthaswamy.

The documents required to be submitted:

1. Khata Application Form
2. Certified Sale Deed Copy
3. Encumbrance Certificate
4. DD (mine came to 3810 rupees. The person will give you the estimate of the amount), in favor of Commissioner BBMP
5. Copy of Latest Tax Paid Receipt

Note: No other fees/bribes are required to be paid.

What is Encumbrance Certificate? And where do you get it?

The encumbrance certificate is used in property transactions as an evidence of free title/ownership. You can get this certificate in the sub-registrar’s office. You typically need to pay a tip of 50 or 100 rupees to get the certificate. You either get it on the same day if you push for it or the next day.

How long does it take to get a Khata?

I don’t know :). I have applied only today, will update the blog once I get it.

Update – 25th August

I got my Khata today. It took a month and a bunch of follow up visits and calls. But NO BRIBE, if you have the documents and “patience”; you don’t need to bribe anyone.