Land Registration in Telangana Halts for Illegal Plots

Telangana government stopped registrations for thousands of open plots across the state in a counter-protest against selling properties without significant approvals. It has instructed the stamps and registration department not to record open plots registration in Telangana for unapproved layouts from Feb 22, 2020. This strict move by the state govt is to deter developers from trading illegal open plots and bring more transparency in TS land registrations.

Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS) Papers Mandatory for Plots Registration

As per the 2019 Municipalities Act, The municipal authorities have the right to demand the Registration Department not to register open plots in illegal layouts. They have mandated developers and property owners to request for approved layout plans or the Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS) report before applying for the registry of open plots along with other documentation. 

To uncomplicate things, the Telangana government is conceding the prospective buyers to regularize their illegal plots through Telangana land registration documents online under the LRS scheme. For the past few months, the registration department is also making amendments to re-structure the re-sale properties registration process to prevent any malpractices.

HMDA commissioner and principal secretary, municipal administration, Arvind Kumar, said, in future days to come, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) will dynamically share the details on of all approved plots to prevent illegal layouts and safeguard the investments of gullible buyers. 

In addition to the standard views, the HMDA will check, both temporary and final design approvals, developers’ TS land registration documents whether the land comes under a state property or not, and other such details. With these new improvised rules, the risk for future buyers will, therefore, be eliminated from buying illegal plots in Hyderabad and other places in Telangana from fraudulent builders.

By Govi