Investing in property or real estate is among the biggest decisions of your life. And it is quite overwhelming. From choosing the right builder to evaluating the property, a number of tasks need to be done before finalizing anything. When buying a property, the buyer has a number of queries from the builder. Since, the property is not a standard product and therefore, it’s critical to enquire about a few things from your builder before you buy it. To simplify things, here we have enlisted a few things that everyone must ask the builder before the purchase of a flat:

1. Inquire about the status of the title
Before you buy a flat, you must enquire whether the property is legally hassle-free or not. The best way to guarantee title is that builder should purchase the land from the landowner(s) and then start construction. Often, small and local builders enter into Joint Development Agreement with the landowners. This process has numerous legal flaws, which are mostly unintentional. Ask for documents such as Commencement Certificate and Intimation of Disapproval. If the property is still under construction, you can ask for the plan of the project and approval of drawings.

Questions Before Buying a Flat

2. Ask about the Actual Price of the Property
The actual price of the property would include the cost of utilities such as parking space, water supply, electricity, and various other taxes. It might also include any legal and registration charges. Most of the times, builders add extra charges for any of these utilities during possession of the property.

3. Check the record of the Builder
You may ask the builders about the details of the projects they have completed in the past. How much time have they taken to complete them? Ask them whether they have received completion and occupancy certification for those completed projects or not. In case of big and reputed builders like the Unimark group, you can easily check the details on their website. You will also find the details of Unimark projects (both completed and upcoming) on the website. This will help you get a fair idea about the projects. To get more details on Unimark Projects, please visit

4. Ask if they can show any sample flat
You can always demand from the builder to show you a sample flat or property. This will help you get an idea about how your property or flat will look. You can also check the quality of the construction.

5. Ask about the completion and the possession date
As a buyer, you must be aware of the date and day when the property will be handed over to you.

6. Ask about the Utilities
Ask whether the builder is going to provide you with any inbuilt facilities upon the sale of the flat or not. These include kitchen and other furniture, electricity, etc.

Being clear about some of the basic things will save you from lots of hassles and unnecessary surprises later on.

In case you too want to book an apartment and flats in Rajarhat, Uttarpara, Patuli or other major locations in Kolkata, check the projects by Unimark Group. For more details, call us at +91- 9831494000 or visit our website

6 Questions You Should Ask to Your Builder Before Buying a Flat

2 thoughts on “6 Questions You Should Ask to Your Builder Before Buying a Flat

  • May 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Most important among all the questions, Is to find out the reputation and credibility of the builder. Nice article for a first time home buyer. Thanks for sharing

  • May 25, 2017 at 11:36 am

    This is very important for buyers, especially for first buyers and you, write up very well these points look like basic but necessary for to avoid later complications.

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