|Author: Ashok Goyal 05 Jun 2013 Member Level: Diamond Points : 4 (Rs 3) Voting Score: 0|
Although it is difficult to give advice without looking into the past history of the flat. If the flat is situated in the approved colony then the seller might have constructed the flat without getting the construction plan approved. Then the following option is available with you:
1. You can ask the seller to apply for remodeling the house for which the seller may file the construction plan with certain modifications. The GHMC will have to consider the remodeling plan as a new application and can not refuse sanction if it does not violate the GHMC rules and there is no encroachment. However if such application is rejected on account of violations then on the basis of sale deed you may not even be able to get the flat transferred in your/purchaser's name. Even if you ask the seller to provide no dues certificate like house tax, water and sewerage bills then the seller will have to approach the GHMC as the seller is bound to provide it before entering into an agreement to sell.
2. However if the flat is a part of multistory building then it is not possible that multistory building could have been built without the approval of GHMC as Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation would have provided the basic amenities like water and sewerage only after approval.