Know About Hidden Costs While Buying Property in India
At the first go the house that you plan to buy may look manageable but after buying it you realize there are many other costs also involved. It happens that the payment varies with what you might have calculated. Actually, your calculations are done by multiplying the cost per square feet with the total area. But this is not what you actually have to pay.
There are some other costs such as registration cost, stamp duty, service tax, property tax etc that go unaccounted for in your calculations but they exist and finally get added in the cost that is reflected in your final payment schedule. The additional costs also vary from builder to builder and facilities that your house is equipped with.
Obviously, if the cost of home turns out to be more than what you have calculated it becomes difficult to go for it. There are number of add-ons that the developers and real estate agents disclose later and that shoots up the actual cost of the place by approximately 20% to 25%. It goes without saying that it is important for you to be well prepared and have a clear view about all the additional costs and add-ons that might come in the way when you are buying a house.
What are the Hidden Costs?
Parking Space – When it comes to large residential buildings, an additional amount is charged under the head of Parking Space allotment. This is quite a new trend in the Indian realty market and a good amount is charged to you for providing you with an exclusive parking space for your vehicle. The type of property decides this amount. This amount may vary from Rs 2 Lacs – Rs 5 Lacs. Primarily, factors like locality, type of property and parking space are taken into consideration prior to fixing the amount under this head. Going by the ruling of Supreme Court after March 2012, additional amount for parking rights at residential areas cannot be charged by the developers but this ruling is being by-passed and the amount is being still included in the property cost.