Amid the growing number of frauds in the real estate sector, it is imperative to undertake thorough research and verification when investing in a land parcel. 99acres.com shares a step-by-step guide on how to check land records in Uttar Pradesh.
Despite the availability of various investment options in the market, including mutual funds, stocks and gold, land continues to be an attractive choice in India. Most of the investors prefer land over residential developments owing to its higher resale value and lower maintenance cost. However, amid the soaring encroachment cases, it has become indispensable to undertake due diligence and verify land records such as owner details, shape and size of the plot, location and existing mortgages to keep the legal battles at bay. In Uttar Pradesh, the State government has digitised the land records which make the task extremely convenient for users. The main purpose of the online portal is to ensure and enhance transparency while helping citizens with conclusive land titles and minimising the scope of land disputes across the country.
The online process to check land records in Uttar Pradesh is as follows:
Step 1: Visit the official website, UP Bhulekh. Here is the link to the official website -http://upbhulekh.gov.in/
Step 2: Select the District, Tehsil and Village to proceed
Step 3: Fill the Khasra number or measles of the plot you want to view and click on 'see evolution'
Step 4: You will see an account statement of the plot as in the image below. The account statement furnishes not only the size of the land and owner’s history but also any mortgages against the property taken by the owner. All such information may help the buyer find out if there is any liability on the property and if it is worth an investment or not.
How to check the land map in Uttar Pradesh?
Step 1: To check the land map (Bhu naksha), visit the official website of the State government UP Bhu Naksha - http://upbhunaksha.gov.in/bhunaksha
Step 2: Select the district, tehsil and village to proceed. You will get a complete map comprising all plots in the area.
Step 3: Click on ‘show land type details’ to know whether the land is agricultural, non-agricultural land or government land, among others.
Step 4: Enter the Khasra number of the plot to avail more information about the land. You can save the map report, or print for future reference.
The map not only reveals the geographical positioning of your plot but adjoining land parcels as well. Hence, if you are contemplating to invest in land, examine the details online before taking a plunge as it will keep you away from fly-by-night sellers and fraudulent transactions.