Property Registry Procedure in Gwadar, Quetta - Balochistan

If you have bought a property in Gwadar, Quetta or any other district of Balochistan, you have to get it registered on your name so that you may have legal rights of that property. Following is a guideline regarding property registry in Balochistan.

Advertisement in Newspapers inviting Objections 

A public notice in two different newspapers (English and Urdu) having a circulation of 100,000 copies, inviting objections/claims should be placed. After publication, there is a seven-day waiting time for the arrival of objections (if any). Advertisement is published in local newspapers (dailies) having a large circulation.

Verification of Documents

Simultaneously, the buyer will verify the authenticity of the documents presented by the seller as well his authority to act on behalf of the company to sell this property. At the same time, there is checking for any encumbrances.

Hire a Deed-Writer or Lawyer to Draft Sale-Purchase Agreement

It is common practice in Pakistan to hire a lawyer to draft the sale-purchase agreement. People who cannot afford lawyers hire a deed writer costing around PKP 1,000.

Payment of Stamp Duty, Capital Value Tax, Town Tax and Registration Fee 

The following payments must be made:
  • Conveyance stamp duty 3% of property value.
  • The capital value tax (CVT) 2.5% of the property value. CVT is applicable in urban areas for residential property exceeding an area of one kanal and in case of commercial properties without any threshold of land area or size of the property. However, where the value of such property is not recorded, the CVT is payable at Rs. 100 per square yard of land area.
  • 1% of the property value for the Registration Fee.
  • 1% of the property value for the Town Tax.

Obtaining a Non-Objection Certificate (NOC) 

The Deputy District Officer Revenue and the District Officer Revenue, at Town and city-level respectively, issue a “No Objection Certificate” in favor of the Seller permitting the sale of the property provided that the entire amount due and payable in respect of the property has been satisfied.

Receipt of Payment is taken to Stamp Office 

The receipt of payment obtained in Procedure 4 is taken to the Stamp Office of the Government. The Stamp office will issue a stamp paper of the value (money deposited) on the Sale Deed. Such typed stamp paper will be presented later before the Registrar, who registers the change of ownership.

Execution and registration of the deed before the registration authority 

The conveyance deed must be executed before the registering authority. Execution of the deed is done before the Sub-Registrar of Conveyance/Assurances of the area. Registration of the deed automatically follows the execution of the sale deed. A receipt is issued immediately, but the deed is delivered a few weeks later. The name of the buyer is recorded in the new deed, showing the change in ownership.
The documentation shall include:
  • Conveyance/Sale Deed (stamped after payment in Procedure 4)
  • CNICs of the seller and buyer
  • The original title deed of seller
  • If the parties have authorized someone else through a power of attorney, the power of attorney in original with copies. 

The buyer will conduct post-registration procedures, such as changing the name at the utility companies, property taxation and municipal services.

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