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Motia group introduces rent-free plan for companies
March 22, 2019

One of the leading real estate developers in Tri-City, Motia Group, has recently introduced a unique scheme for multinationals, corporates, and private limited companies at their latest commercial project, Royal Business Park located on Chandigarh-Delhi National Highway. Under the scheme, the companies can avail a rent-free fit for one year. Nestled in an integrated township of 35 acres, Royal Business Park is an exquisite business destination for offices and retail spaces. The group is also extending an attractive offer for the buyers wherein they can buy a property starting from Rs 46 lakh and earn an assured rental income of…

Over 1,400 real estate agents register themselves with Punjab RERA
March 13, 2019

According to Punjab Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Punjab RERA), of the 30,000 brokers in the State, only 1,461 have registered themselves with the State regulator. The regulatory body is currently identifying real estate brokers through their advertisements and information collected from the public, after which it will compile a list. It is also planning to issue notices to such brokers. Under RERA, it is mandatory for all real estate brokers to register themselves with the State regulator. The provision for registering real estate brokers was included in RERA keeping in mind that agents often ignore the homebuyers’ interest and favour…

Governor inaugurates housing project in Chandigarh
March 5, 2019

As a part of the government’s initiative to make the city slum-free, Punjab Governor, VP Singh Badnore, has recently inaugurated a housing project located at Maloya Housing Complex in Chandigarh. The said project is under Chandigarh slum rehabilitation scheme which is a step towards achieving the Government’s scheme called Sankalp Se Siddhi. As reported, over 4,000 flats will be provided to beneficiaries under the scheme. While allotment letters have already been handed over to 100 beneficiaries under the rehabilitation scheme, CHB will further hand over the remaining allotment letters in a camp organised by the Board at its office between…

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Motia Group ties up with co-working space provider AWFIS
February 15, 2019

 Motia Group ties up with co-working space provider AWFIS February 15, 2019 Motia Group, one of the leading real estate developers in Tri City announces its joint venture with the India’s largest shared workspace provider, AWFIS. Spreading to an area of 15,000 square feet, AWFIS has launched its first co-working space in Motia’z Royal Business Park, Zirakpur. The centre has seating capacity of over 300 customers and eyes to expand further in the region in the next 10 -12 months.

Chandigarh Smart City project gets Rs 100 crore in 2019-20 budget
February 4, 2019

The Chandigarh Union Territory (UT) administration has earmarked Rs 375 crore for the Municipal Corporation (MC) in its Budget for 2019-2020 fiscal. It has allocated Rs 56 crore more than what was allotted in the previous budget. However, the same was not enough to pull the civic body out of the financial crisis. Of the Rs 375 crore, Rs 100 crore have been allocated to the civic body for commencing smart city projects. In the current budget, the civic body was allocated Rs 120 crore for various developmental works. However, the same has not taken off yet. At the Chandigarh…

Chandigarh: Resident’s body seeks 100 pc regularisation of CHB flats
December 7, 2018

The members of Chandigarh Residents Associations Welfare Federation (CRAWFED) have sought relief for the owners of Chandigarh Housing Board’s (CHB) housing units. The Federation has tabled the proposal to the UT Administrator, VP Badnore for approval. The Federation has urged the UT Administration to allow 100 percent regularisation of need-based alternations made within the boundary of the houses. For the regularisation, one-time compounding fee shall be levied, which will be fixed as per the category of the owner. It was found that the owners have constructed extra rooms to meet the demands of their extended families. The CHB has around…

Chandigarh civic body issues notices to 20 commercial buildings
November 22, 2018

The Chandigarh Administration has issued sealing notices to a total of 20 commercial units in the city for defaulting in payment of the property tax. The Administration had sent several recovery notices in the past, to the owners who have not paid the outstanding tax amounting Rs 8.47 lakh. Officials have shared that all identified structures are required to pay pending tax amount ranging from Rs 16,000 to Rs 1.3 lakh to the Authority. The notices have been sent to commercial establishments located in Sector 28 C, Sector 10 D, Sector 7, Manimajra, Sector 27 D, Sector 23, and Sector…

Chandigarh to permit conversion of leasehold properties into freehold
November 19, 2018

The Chandigarh Administration has given its in-principal approval to transfer the leasehold properties into freehold in Industrial Area, phases I and II of the city. The proposal will be tabled before a committee formed by UT Administrator, VP Singh Badnore, for its final approval. In 1983, Chandigarh Administration had last converted leasehold plots into freehold in the commercial category. The UT Administration had received pleas for conversion from the industrialists in the past. Apart from this, the industrialists have also shared that the open courtyards inside industrial plots pose a significant threat to the security of machinery and material due…

Chandigarh administration allows sale and transfer of housing society units
November 16, 2018

The Chandigarh administration has notified the Chandigarh Scheme for Transfer of Flats/Dwelling Unit in the Co-operative House Building Societies, 2018. As per the new rule, the residents of 108 co-operative housing societies in Sectors 48 to 51 can get their flats registered in their name and sell the property at market rates. The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has allowed the land for the construction of houses and issued them on lease for 99 years. The direct transfer of society flats was put on hold in 2014. However, the new scheme will be functional till June 2019. After the scheme ends,…

Chandigarh Administration to issue notices for non-installation of solar units
November 13, 2018

The Chandigarh Administration will be issuing notices to the residential units that fail to install the rooftop solar power plants. The deadline for the same is set to November 17. The UT Administration had issued a notification mandating the installation of rooftop solar power plants in residential units measuring 500 sq yards and above. Around 10,000 houses in the city are yet to install solar power plants, including 417 houses in Sector 8, 493 in Sector 11, 643 in Sector 33, 419 in Sector 35 and 417 houses in Sector 36. Officials have shared that owners failing to comply with…

Chandigarh Administration adds five more villages under property tax ambit
November 5, 2018

The Chandigarh Administration has issued a notification to bring five villages under the ambit of property tax. The Administration has directed property owners to file their tax within a specified period of two months, beginning from November 1 to December 31, 2018. The newly added villages include Hallomajra, Kejheri, Palsora, Maloya and Dadumajra. All property owners paying their pending tax before December 31, 2018 would be entitled to receive a tax rebate of 10 percent on the full tax amount. If the owner fails to pay the outstanding tax within the stipulated time he will have to pay a penalty…

Five more villages to pay commercial tax in Chandigarh
October 23, 2018

The Chandigarh Administration has decided to bring five villages under the ambit of commercial tax. The matter has been forwarded to the legal department of the UT Administration for an inspection. Once the inspection is done, a notification for the same will be issued. The five villages in the city include Hallomajra, Kejheri, Palsora, Maloya and Dadumajra. It has been found that there are around 4,000 commercial properties in these five villages. The decision will help the Administration to generate around Rs 35-40 lakh annually. Currently, the Authority has been unable to procure any amount from these villages. Previously, the…

Chandigarh civic body to use GIS mapping to identify tax defaulters
October 15, 2018

The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to implement the Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify property tax defaulters across the city. To achieve this, all the commercial properties in the area will be allocated a unique user ID and a password to pay the online tax. Officials have shared that there are around 23,000 commercial properties in Chandigarh that are liable to pay the commercial property tax. The ground survey of all these identified properties has been completed. A separate code will be given to all properties through GIS mapping. A specific system will be implemented which will assign a…

Chandigarh civic body issues sealing notices to eight structures
October 12, 2018

The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has issued sealing notices to eight commercial properties located in Manimajra, Industrial Area and Sector 35 of the city. Officials have shared that the identified buildings are attached with unpaid taxes. These structures are required to pay an amount of Rs 14 lakh to the Authority. Four properties in Manimajra have to pay commercial tax, amounting Rs 21,399, Rs 25,282, Rs 21,354 and Rs 1,58,728. Properties located in Sector 35 have to pay Rs 1.5 lakh, Rs 2.3 lakh and Rs 4.1 lakh. The particular property of Industrial area phase has to pay an amount of…

Chandigarh: Owners of demolished units near Airport seek compensation
October 10, 2018

Property owners of demolished properties in the vicinity of Chandigarh International Airport have demanded compensation from the State government as they have all the legal and authorised documents of their properties. Owners have shared that their properties were approved by the concerned Authority and claimed of paying property taxes since 2015. After the High Court’s order to ban construction activities within a 100 m radius of the Chandigarh International Airport, as many as nine structures were demolished. The owners have furthered questioned the working of the civic body in respect to the approval of building plans and the registered ownership. Further, the owners have alleged that even after paying the taxes, the structures have been declared as illegal by the…

Chandigarh housing body approves extra room on terrace
October 8, 2018

Relieving homeowners, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has approved the construction of an extra room on the terraces. The decision will benefit more than 50,000 allottees of flats under CHB. Officials have shared that construction of a separate room on terrace was a pending demand among homeowners. Apart from extra room construction in courtyard/terrace, the Board also allows construction of additional door, fixing of grills in balconies and shifting of gate from side boundary wall to front boundary wall. However, the housing board has put a construction limit as well. As per the new norms, the construction should not be…

HC orders razing of illegal structures near Chandigarh Airport
September 28, 2018

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered to ban construction activities within a 100 m radius of the Chandigarh International Airport. The Court has directed the concerned authorities to demolish all illegal properties within the boundary of the airport. A bench constituting Chief Justice, Krishna Murari and Justice, Arun Palli, has ordered the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), Mohali Municipal Corporation (MMC) and Union Territory (UT) Administration to raze all unauthorised structures. The civic bodies were also directed to submit a demolition status report on the next hearing scheduled in October 2018. It has been noted that there…

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to include first 15 sectors under GIS mapping
August 31, 2018

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s (MC’s) tax department has recently issued property tax notices in the residential localities of the first 15 sectors of the city. The civic body has concurrently created Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of the houses falling in these sectors. The move comes to monitor tax evaders in the future along with offering the residents a platform to file property tax online by the end of the current fiscal. The portal will soon provide the link where, homeowners can pay their property tax online. The biggest advantage of GIS mapping is that it has all the details of…

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