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Property/ Plot Registry Procedure in Punjab (Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi...)


When someone makes a deal for buying a property, he should get registered the property on his own name by adopting a defined procedure. The procedure for property registration in Punjab has become simplified after the launch of the computerized land record system. Now it is possible to obtain registry in just 11 days.
Whenever someone buys an immovable property, he needs to register the same with the authority concerned. Registration of the property is an agreement signed between two parties. Once a property is registered, it means that the property buyer is the lawful owner of the premises. The law does not recognize unregistered owners and does not give them any rights over the property. Therefore, Registration of Property is Compulsory to prevent fraud or future litigation. The registration can take place at the Sub-Registration Office within which the property is located or in the District Sub-Registrar Office of the District where the property is located.
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Property/ Plot/ House Registry in Punjab, Pakistan

Property Registry Process

A detailed summary of the steps, time and cost for property, plot, house or land registry is given here. In Punjab, it is a 4 step process as described below:
Step 1: Obtain Fard from Arazi Record Center. Its charges are Rs. 500 and it may take about 1 day.
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Step 2: Get challan from the website, pay following charges at the mentioned rates at any branch of Bank of Punjab only and receive E-Stamp Papers. Now there is no need to visit the government treasury for collection of stamp paper. Only Bank of Punjab issues E-stamp papers.
  • Stamp Duty - 3%
  • Capital Value Tax (CVT) - 2%
  • Town/ Corporation Fee - 1%
Stamp duty and CVT is paid at Bank of Punjab while Town or Corporation Fee is paid at local town or corporation committee. Moreover, CVT is not applicable to agricultural property.
Step 3: Hire the deed writer or lawyer to write a sale deed but it is not compulsory, parties can themselves visit the Sub-Registrar office for registration of the property documents.
Step 4: The final step is the execution and registration of sale deed before the Registration Authority and mutation in revenue record at Sub-registrar/ Tehsildar Office. Process of registration for sale deed will be completed in 8 days while the complete procedure may take about 11 days. You will submit documents at Sub-Registrar Office where the receipt of stamp paper, fee and fard will be verified online. Approval of registry by Sub-Registrar will be granted after electronically capturing of deed details. The passed registry will be scanned and will be transmitted to Arazi Record Center online and registry will be handed over to the buyer after the automatic attestation of mutation by  Assistant Director Land Record. There are Rs.1000 charges for this step.

Documents required for Property Registry

  • Computerized National Identity Card
  • E-Stamp Paper (issued by Bank of Punjab after payment of the fee)
  • Chalan receipt
  • Proof of ownership of the seller


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Land Registry Charges/ Fees in Punjab

A schedule of charges is usually displayed at all the Sub-Registrar offices which show all the details of registry fees. Registry fee depends upon price, location and size of the plot. It is different for residential, commercial and agricultural property.
For example, the total value of the property purchased is 10 lakh then the fee will be as under:
Stamp duty at 3% = Rs. 30,000
CVT at 2%           = Rs. 20,000
Town/ Corporation Fee at 1%   = Rs. 10,000
Fard Fee               = Rs. 500
Sub-Registrar Fee= Rs. 1,000
Deed Writer Fee  = Rs. 2,000 (approx.)
Total expenses     = Rs. 63,500 (approx.)
In this case, total expenses on a property of 01 million value will be about 63,500 rupees.
Note: CVT is not applicable to agricultural lands.
Note: WHT (Withholding Tax) at the rate of 1% or 2% may also be applicable in certain cases but it is liability of the seller to pay this tax. WHT applies when a person sells the property within 3 years after the purchase. It is 1% for the filer and 2% for non-filer. For more details about FBR Filer, visit the following post:


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A public notice in two different daily newspapers; 01 English and 01 Urdu, inviting objections/ claims should be placed. After publication, there is 7 days waiting time for the arrival of objections. This is necessary for buyers own protection from any legal action against him from any third party in the future. However, it is not required legally as all the record is available at the website where buyer/ seller can verify the record online or can visit the Arazi Record Center for verification.

Now the registry process in Punjab, Pakistan is computerized which is transparent and have eliminated the role of middlemen. This process is same for all the districts of Punjab including but not limited to Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi etc.

1 comment:

  1. Sir with holding tax kahan pay ho ga aor kon kom dey documnets deny hon gy

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