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Property verification is an important factor to be considered while buying or selling a property in India. It is also called Due Diligence of Property or title verification. Under this process, the title and ownership of a person over a property are verified for various purposes. The process includes verifying the title documents, valid proof of seller’s identity, ensuring that there exists no legal dispute, claims or encumbrance on the property, checking tax records, the purpose for which the land was given for use and other required permissions from the government authorities at the state and local level. It helps in reducing the occurrence of any legal disputes related to the property in the future. It helps mitigate potential legal risks and provides confidence in the legal aspects of the property transaction or ownership. It is advisable to engage a qualified and experienced lawyer with expertise in property law to obtain a reliable and comprehensive legal opinion.

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✓ Verify property documents before you buy

✓ Title Search Report

✓ Scrutiny of Technical Documents

✓ Scrutiny of Govt. Approvals

✓ Getting Registered Document & Encumbrance Certificate

✓ Complete assistance from property verification till registration

✓ Title Search Report

✓ Scrutiny of Technical Documents

✓ Scrutiny of Govt. Approvals

✓ Getting Registered Document & Encumbrance Certificate

✓ Drafting Sale agreement by Sr. Property Advocate

✓ Drafting Sale Deed by Sr. Property Advocate

✓ Supervision & Coordination with Sub Registrar Office

✓ Getting Registered Document & Encumbrance Certificate

✓ Getting Registered Document & Encumbrance Certificate

✓ Getting Registered Document & Encumbrance Certificate

✓ Get help in sale deed and agreement draft and registration

✓ Drafting Sale agreement by Sr. Property Advocate

✓ Drafting Sale Deed by Sr. Property Advocate

✓ Supervision & Coordination with Sub Registrar Office

✓ Getting Registered Document & Encumbrance Certificate

✓ Getting Registered Document & Encumbrance Certificate

Guideline Value

The Stamps and Registration Department of any state determines the guideline value. The property cannot be sold for less than the government-specified guideline value. If the supplied conditions are optimal, the guideline value of the property shows the property’s true market value. The Government’s land guideline value is the approximate market price of land or property. Despite this, the guideline value is usually less than the market value of the land. However, in some circumstances, the market value exceeds the government recommended value.

The guideline value is significant because it represents the best deal at which property can be purchased or sold. As a result, there will be a minimum guaranteed value when you sell your property. A well-developed property or area has a greater guideline value, than a poorly developed property or area. The guideline value determines the registration value.

How can I check the Guideline Value online?

The guideline value of an item of property will be determined by the street number or survey number of the locality. It additionally becomes depending on the locality’s development.

Step 1: Go to the official website of the Registration Department, accessible at

Step 2: Head to the guideline value tab. Select a zone.

Step 3: Submit the necessary details, which may include the street number or survey number. Select a Sub Registrar Office, village, and street name.

Step 4: Select the search option, and the street info will be appeared on the screen.

Other services such as binding value calculation, document generation such as abstract draft deeds, and encumbrance certificate can also be accessible in that website link.

Documents required before purchasing or selling a property

The sale deed, also known as the title deed, mother deed, or conveyance deed, is the primary proof of the sale and transfer of ownership of property from the seller to the buyer. It is also essential for the buyer to prove to the other party that he is the legal owner of the property during the sales process. Within four months on the date of execution, the sale deed must be documented with the registrar whose jurisdiction the property purchased is located. The buyer must possess the original for this document.

Power of attorney is the authority that a buyer assigns to a person, providing him his legal representative who may execute legal and financial decisions on his behalf, including a purchase or sale of property. It is an essential record which must be maintained in its original form.

In the case of resale, this certificate is provided to the new buyer to inform him of all transactions that have occurred since the initial seller’s acquisition of the property. It confirms that the property’s title is still in the possession of whoever is selling it. Certificate of Encumbrance (15 years for privately held holdings and 33 years for government-owned holdings). This certificate has to be in its original state.

In Tamil Nadu, a patta chitta is a document which certifies the owner of an immovable asset. The document acts as a certificate of legal rights and provides important details about the land, especially its dimensions, financial history, and ownership. The Patta Chitta certificate is essential for real estate deals in the State and facilitates an effortless property transfer. You can apply for Patta online or get it through the Taluka’s office, where the Patta Chitta is kept up to date by the Tahsildar of every district.

In spite of having a connection to property ownership, Patta and Chitta differ from one another. For farmers in Tamil Nadu, a patta is a legal document that certifies their ownership of the land. The document, which attests to the ownership and location of the relevant land, is issued by the State government. The Tahsildar’s office in the relevant district is where you can get the document. While the Chitta, also known as an A-Register extract, is the land revenue record kept by the Taluk office and the Village Administrative Officer (VAO). Along with all the information on the property or farmland, it contains the name of the actual landowner. These particulars cover the ownership, extent, and size of the property. The classification of the relevant piece of land as nanjai (wetland) or punjai (dry land) is also done using this document.

If a landowner dies suddenly without leaving a valid testament, the Patta Chitta might be transferred in their name to the heirs. Legal heirs can transfer the Patta Chitta in their names via mutual conversation in accordance with succession law if there is a valid will. The Patta Chitta is transferred to the buyer’s name in the event that the land is sold. At the appropriate Tahsildar’s office, the buyer has to submit an application for the transfer of Patta. When asking for the transfer of a patta chitta, you might need to provide photocopies and originals of your tax receipts, sale deeds, electricity bills, and encumbrance certificates.

The concerned department will examine the documents and determine either to accept or reject the transfer application. Only Rs.100/- needs to be paid for a Patta Chitta transfer expenses.

The mutation extract contains data such as past owners, current owners, mode of acquisition of property, entire extent of property, and order relating to property transfer. As an outcome the mutation registry is kept by the Tahsildar’s Office of the concerned administrative district. If the property is located on transformed land, a mutation register extract is an important legal document that establishes the title to the land.

A conveyance deed is a legal instrument that transfers ownership of property from one person to another as a gift, an exchange, a lease, or a mortgage, among other things. A conveyance deed can also be referred to as a gift deed, mortgage deed, lease deed, or sale deed. In its broadest sense, this refers to any property ownership transfer for the buyer’s benefit, such as a gift, mortgage, lease, or exchange. A sale deed is a legal document used to transfer ownership of a property through a sale. All conveyance deeds are all sale deeds, but not all sale deeds are conveyance deeds.

According to government revenue records, property tax payments are used to determine property details such as area, owner’s name, and other details relating to property. As a result, the property tax receipts are issued by the local municipality authority in charge of providing basic civic services in the city.

The Apartments Owners Association requires a no due certificate to prove that the owner has paid all of his dues. This is also necessary in its original version.

A completion certificate from municipal authorities must establish that the building complies with the rules that governs permissible building heights, distance from the road, and so on. It ensures that the building is built in accordance with the approved plan.

It is issued once the construction has been finished in accordance with the approved plan and is ready for occupancy.

A relinquishment deed is a legal document that transfers a legal heir’s rights, titles, and interests to others.

Adangal, also known as Pahani, is a record for land revenue. Each year, the village administrative officer generates this document. It is vital in proving that the seller possesses a clear title to the property. The primary duty of the Village Administrative Officer is to keep track in this Document every one of the crops grown on the land and the trees that are present on this Government land. This document must be kept up to date, and the Village Administrative Officer (VAO) is responsible for recording crops each month. This document establishes a property title and gives a history of ownership and use of the land.

Adangal provides a variety of significant details, namely the property’s survey number, area, assessment and valuation, and land classification.

Several factors influence a property's market value, including:

  1. Location: The property's reach and convenience, as well as its accessibility to amenities, schools, transportation, and other facilities.
  2. Property condition: The property's overall physical condition, including age, maintenance, renovations, and any structural or cosmetic upgrades.
  3. Size and features: The property's size, number of rooms, layout, and any additional features such as a swimming pool, garage, garden, or other amenities.
  4. Supply and demand: The balance between the number of available properties in the market and the number of purchasers looking for properties. When demand is great and supply is limited, the market value may improve.
  5. Comparable sales: The recent sale prices of comparable properties in the same or adjacent area can be used to estimate market value.
  6. Economic factors: The overall economic conditions, interest rates, inflation, and local market activity might all have an impact on property market value.

How to find SRO's (Sub - registrar offices)
in TamilNadu

  • STEP 1

    Visit the Tamil Nadu Government's official website for the Department of Registration:

  • STEP 2

    On the homepage, click on "Sub Registrar Offices" or a similar link related to property registration. You will be redirected to a new page where you can find a list of districts in Tamil Nadu. Click on the district where you want to find the SRO.

  • STEP 3

    On the district's SRO page, you should see a list of various Sub Registrar Offices within that district. Review the list and identify the specific SRO(s) you are interested in based on the location or area.

Note down the address and contact information of the desired SRO(s) for your reference. If you need any further information or have specific queries, you can contact the respective SRO office directly using the provided contact details.

Please note that the website and its interface may vary slightly based on updates or changes made by the Tamil Nadu Government. In case you have trouble finding the SRO information through the official website, you can also consider reaching out to the District Registrar’s Office or local municipality office in the respective district for assistance.


Property verification is the process of conducting a thorough examination of legal documents and records related to a property to ensure its authenticity, ownership, and any potential legal issues. It is crucial because it helps buyers, sellers, and investors make informed decisions, minimise risks, and avoid future disputes or complications.

RegalWhiz Law Chamber offers comprehensive property verification services, including title searches, document scrutiny, due diligence, property registration checks, encumbrance certificate verification, and legal opinion on property-related matters.

The property verification process typically involves gathering relevant documents such as title deeds, sale agreements, encumbrance certificates, tax receipts, and other legal records. These documents are carefully examined by legal experts to identify any discrepancies, litigation history, pending dues, or other issues that may impact the property’s ownership or legal status.

By engaging RegalWhiz Law Chamber for property verification, you benefit from their expertise in property laws, their access to legal databases, and their ability to spot potential legal risks or irregularities. They provide you with a comprehensive report detailing the property’s legal status, ownership details, any encumbrances or pending litigations, and offer professional legal advice based on their findings.

The duration of the property verification process can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the availability of documents. Generally, it may take a few days to a couple of weeks to complete the process and provide you with a detailed report.

Yes, RegalWhiz Law Chamber has expertise in handling property verification for various types of properties, including residential properties, commercial properties, agricultural lands, vacant plots, and industrial properties.

If any legal issues or discrepancies are identified during the property verification process. RegalWhiz Law Chamber will provide you with a legal opinion and guidance on the steps you should take. They may also assist you in resolving the issues through legal means or suggest alternative properties if the identified issues pose significant risks.

Property paperwork must be verified to ensure that there are no outstanding claims or liabilities against the property. Before making a large cash commitment, it is essential for a buyer to verify the property.