Non encumbrance certificate is a type of property clearance certificate issued denoting the
property to be free from any encumbrance. This is one of the major services provided by any
Registration office after receiving a nominal fee from the applicant
Encumbrance certificate is used in property transactions as an evidence of title/ownership. The certificate proves that the property is not mortgaged and has no legal dues. Before buying a property, an encumbrance certificate is very important. It consists of all the transactions registered pertaining to a property for a particular period. Government authorities typically demand 13 years of encumbrance.
In Delhi, fee for inspection is Rs 100 per year after several increases over the years. Upon payment of the fees and verifications of the facts, the advocates issue such types of certificates. In other states, this fee is nominal and the advocates or sub-registrars may issue the certificates.