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  1. The Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) develops homes for lower and middle-income group houses across Maharashtra which are allotted after meeting the criteria mentioned by MHADA. After the possession is acquired by the said owner, there is a certain lock-in period.

    So as per your information, I am assuming that the lock in period was for five years. If that is the case, then there is no harm purchasing the apartment. You check for the documents and get the transfer procedures done at MHADA authorities. If the society has been handed over to the owners, then you will need to speak to the office bearers and find out what are the transfer formalities.

    In either case, I would highly recommend you to hire a lawyer as there are many legal implications on such properties. He/she will ensure you don’t buy a property that might get you in trouble.


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  2. PROCESS OF TRANSFER OF A MHADA FLAT:

    The agreement of sale has to be made in the buyer's name and then once the buyer pays stamp duty and registration charges the property is registered in his name. After that, the buyer has to inform MHADA for issuing the transfer certificate. The buyer needs to send the copy of registered papers and submit rupees 35000 as transfer fees. This entire process takes about six months to complete. If the property registration is done in the buyer's name he also needs to transfer power of attorney in his name.

    DOCUMENTS  REQUIRED FROM THE OWNER:

    1. The owner has to obtain a no-dues certificate from the society.

    2. The original allotment letter from the MHADA on the owner's name.

    3. Share certificate that the society might have given to the owner and copy of the letter in which the owner is asking to transfer the certificate.

    4. Check the pass balance of the electric meter.      

    PROS AND CONS OF HOLDING A MHADA PROPERTY:

    Cons of Holding a MHADA Property: 

    1. No matter how spacious or great is your flat, MHADA is the ultimate owner as it is built on MHADA land.

    2. Society members have to pay some land rent per year  to MHADA.

    3. If the building gets demolished or collapsed due to any reason, the members of the society will need to go to MHADA to get permission all over again to reconstruct the building

    4. Sometimes it is difficult to obtain a loan from the bank.

    5. Every time the property is transferred, a proper record is mandatory, the absence of which will create multiple problems.

    6. A major issue is the LOCK-IN period of 5 years.

    Pros of Owning a MHADA Property: 

    1. The price of these flats is very cheap and so if bought at the right time, it yields more than double in a few years.After a few years, the resale value will be more than double.

    2. Being led by the government, it's flats are cheaper than other high rise builders. As a result people from low income groups can invest and accomplish the dream of having their own home.


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  3. The procedure for transfer of MHADA flat in resale is simple but you have to be careful of a few things. 

    • Ensure that there are no dues pending from the seller’s end to the authorities.
    • Ask for the original allotment letter from the owner issued by MHADA
    • Ask for a copy of the letter which has the details of his interest in the transfer of the property
    • Check whether all the previous dues are paid

    At the time of transfer, follow the process given below:

    • Check the sale agreement for the buyer's name (your name). 
    • Duly pay the stamp duty and registration charges. 
    • After you’ve paid the stamp duty and registration charges, contact MHADA to get the transfer certificate for the property registered in your name. 
    • It will take six months time to complete the process as per the MHADA rules for the transfer of flats once you send the copy of registry papers and submit Rs 35000 as the transfer fees.
    • Get the power of attorney transferred in your name despite registration of property in your name. 

    These are a few things you must take care of in the procedure of transfer of MHADA flats. 

    Coming to the pros and cons, one of the biggest pros of buying a MHADA flat is that the resale value keeps growing for these flats. If you are buying a new MHADA flat, you’ll get it at a much cheaper rate as the scheme is led by the Government which makes it affordable for lower-income groups as well.

    But some of the cons include, the lock-in period of 5 years for new buyers, detailed paperwork while transferring the property to another buyer, the annual rent has to be paid to MHADA, and the ultimate ownership remains with MHADA only.


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  4. MHADA properties are allotted to the interested applicants from the lower and middle income groups in the state of Maharashtra. When a MHADA property owner completes 5 years of lock-in period, he can transfer the rights of tenancy to the other interested parties. There are certain MHADA rules and regulations for transfer of flats and there is a different procedure of MHADA Ownership transfer procedure than a regular property transfer. I will tell you in brief all of the information and documents you should get from the owner of the flat.

    MHADA room transfer procedure

    The major steps involved in MHADA flat transfer procedure are:

    • Get the nue-dues certificate from the current owner and society
    • Ask the property owner to share a legal allotment letter with you which was given by the MHADA authorities at the time of allotment of the flat.
    • Check the balance on electricity and water meters.
    • Now make a sale agreement in your name and pay the stamp duty and registration charges. 
    • After registration, send the registered sale agreement copy to MHADA office along with a transfer fee of Rs. 35000 to get the transfer certificate.
    • Ask the seller to transfer power of attorney in your name.

    You should note that MHADA property sale rules must be followed exactly as mentioned. If there is any loophole which is detected by MHADA team, then you will be evicted from the property immediately and face legal action for the same.

    You can check out further details about MHADA ownership transfer procedure on https://www.mhada.gov.in/en/e-mitra/transfer-of-tenements-%28tot%29

    Are MHADA flats worth buying?

    Honestly, there are pros and cons of buying a MHADA flat. MHADA flats are cheaper than the other flats and have an increasing sale value. However, buying a MHADA flat is not preferred by people who want complete ownership of the property. MHADA flat’s ultimate ownership remains with the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority and an annual rent must be paid to them.


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  5. Hey friend,
    There are many housing schemes that have been launched by the government over the years. The primary aim of these schemes is to provide affordable housing to the citizens. The government of Mumbai has its own initiative called MHADA Property. Take a look below to read more about the topic. 

    Here, the state government conducts a lottery based on income groups. As per the authorities, they aim at providing flats to the economically weaker section (EWS) low-income group (LIG), middle-income group (MIG), and high-income group (HIG) applicants. MHADA ( the government agency responsible) sells apartments to the people at subsidised rates. MHADA has its land bank which makes it easier to acquire land.

    People who own MHADA flats are not allowed to sell their units before five years from the date of purchase. Once it's been five years since the date of purchase, one can begin the  flat transfer procedure. 

    Houses constructed by MMRDA are done purely for PAPs. Usually, MMRDA flat transfer procedure is possible because the flats can't be sold. 


    The procedure for both the housing schemes ie MMRDA and MHADA are quite similar. You will get idea about the other from MMRDA flat transfer procedure given below :

    • A sale agreement between the buyer and the seller needs to be created. 
    • The buyer will then need to pay charges including stamp duty and registration charges. 
    • The buyer will have to issue an application to the MHADA for issuing the transfer certificate. 
    • You all need to send a copy of registered papers and other technical documents as well. 

    You will also need the original allotment letter from the owner issued by MHADA and other papers about MHADA property registration. If your property falls under MMRDA. You will need permission from the authority for MMRDA flat transfer procedure.

    There are certain pros and cons of buying a MHADA flat. In comparison to private builders, MHADA flats are cheaper. They have an increasing sales value. The disadvantage of buying a MHADA flat is one will not have any surity of property ownership for future generations.

    This is all from my end MMRDA flat transfer procedure. I would recommend you to conduct proper diligence before buying a resale MHADA, MMRDA property. This will ensure there is fraud and the transfer of property is legitimate.
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  6. Hey friend,
    I see you are looking to buy an MHADA Flat In the Dindoshi area of Maharashtra. Before I tell you the process and how you can transfer the flat in your name. I would like to share with you the full form of MHADA. The acronym stands for Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority. The body was set up by the government of Maharashtra to provide housing in rural and urban areas of the state. Keep reading to know more. 

    The Maharashtra State Housing Policy of 2007 is an initiative undertaken by the Government of Maharashtra. Wherein Rental Housing Schemes are set for people. For the implementation of this scheme( MHADA), the government has appointed MMRDA. MMRDA or Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority prepares plans for the project and establishes policies that will be helpful. 

    Flats under MMRDA cannot be sold as they are only made for PAPs. or people who have been appointed a house. The MMRDA room transfer procedure set in place allows rooms and flats to be sold after five years from the actual date of purchase. 

    Transfer Process :

    If you wish to transfer your property, you will need to pay MHADA transfer fees. The transfer procedure includes officially informing MHADA about the transfer of the property. Whenever your application is approved by MHADA, you will be given a certificate (MHADA certificate for name transfer). To my knowledge, the MMRDA room transfer procedure requires technical documents like a change in the title deed. 

    Transfer Fees :

    According to market research, MHADA name transfer fees is Rs. 35000. You will need to submit a registered sale agreement to the office for everything to be official. In case, the original tenement holder is dead, the MHADA transfer fees are different, You will need to submit the Death certificate ( original and photocopy) along with an affidavit that has been notarized on Rs. 20/- stamp paper.

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    But how much money is required for transfer of ownership of flat?    


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