So one has to check the quality certificates of the building first and need to know feedback from others about the builder and his previous projects.
And one ahould also take care of flat documents, should verify whether they are original or not. Now a days many people are making fake documents and selling the flats and lands. If we buy those flats or lands with out verifying or believing that person blindly, later the original owners will come and we will loose our money.
And one also veryify whether their is water connection in that area. And should know about sorrounding area.
Having a own home is everyones dream. So before fulfilling our dream, we should take more precautions.
It is highly advisable too to check if any of the projects of the builder are in litigation and always check reviews on the Net. There are sites which provide the true picture of projects completed by a builder, where you come to know, for example, how within just a year, there is seepage through the walls or plaster dropping off. Don't get carried away by pretty photos at the builder's website or in their brochures. Go physically and check out their earlier projects, speak to residents staying there if possible. First-hand knowledge is better than even online reviews.
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)
But I too had a bitter experience. My co son in law is living in Kakinada. He advised me to take an apartment in that city. He told me that he knows the builder and there will not be any problem. With the assurance he has given I decided to purchase apartment. He advised me to give Rs.1,00.000/- as advance. This happened in the year 1996. But I had given only Rs. 50,000/- only. 3 years gone, no activity started and all of a sudden the builder says the rates are increased. I told him it is not my responsibility. Then he said he will give back my money. I accepted for it. Another 1 year gone. No use. I started putting pressure. Finally he registered 1/7 undivided share in a apartment and he told me he will start construction. Another one week, the builder vanished. Not traceable. Then I have gone to municipal office and obtained a copy of the permission he obtained for the construction. There was no permission for 4th floor. The documents are lying with me without any use. I approached many people but they said there is no use.
The moral of the story is we should be careful in these matters and we can't depend on even our close relatives.