Ushering In A New Year – Precautionary Measures That An Apartment Association Can Set

New Year celebrations are great events in every apartment complex, and it’s always the duty of the apartment association to ensure that the party goes on in a safe manner. It’s that time of the year when people wrap up a year’s worth of work and put on their party hats to celebrate endlessly throughout the last week of December.

This is one of the perks of living in an apartment complex, because you’ll get to meet all the other residents and socialize with them during such events. While all residents can keep themselves busy by sharing the responsibilities involved in organizing the New Year party, the members of the managing committee in an apartment association can take precautionary measures to ensure that the party goes on without any hiccups. 

It's Time To Turn On The Celebrations!

It's Time To Turn On The Celebrations!

Some safety measures that an apartment association can take to celebrate Christmas and New Year parties in a safe way are:

Proper Planning

Any great party needs to be properly planned for it to be a success. Having a haphazard party with the events progressing in a chaotic manner can be very disheartening, and it’s the duty of the apartment association to frame a solid plan and to ensure that things move smoothly. Many responsibilities come along with planning, and these have been listed below.

  • The number of persons attending the event should be properly calculated.
  • Once this number is set, the apartment association should ensure that enough food and drinks are ordered for everyone.
  • The apartment association should decide whether residents can bring along guests. This issue may bring along more complications like parking space for guests, and these issues should also be taken care of.
  • The apartment association should ensure that the party starts at a fixed time and ends at a fixed time in a bid to not cause public nuisance.
  • The sound systems used should be played within the specified decibel levels so that there’s no noise pollution.  

Limited Alcohol

No party is complete without alcohol, but the amount of alcohol served should be minimal. This way, guests of residents can drive home in a safe, and people can have fun without getting drunk and clumsy. It is always important to avoid any unnecessary complications that might rise due to drunken behavior, and keeping a tab on the alcohol served can help in this regard.

Fire Safety

The threat of a fire breaking out is always high in a party where people hardly pay attention to what’s going on around them. The apartment association should take steps to keep the candles and other flammable materials minimal, and steps should also be taken to keep all fabrics away from such candles.

Proper Equipment

Fire extinguishers should always be kept at the ready and first aid kids should also be stored in a nearby place. It’s also wise to hold fire drills a day before the event so that all residents can evacuate the party scene immediately if anything untoward happens.


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Does Your Apartment Owners Association Qualify For Stamp Duty Remission?

There are many advantages involved with staying in an apartment complex, and one major advantage is the prominent role that you can play in your apartment association. An apartment association is formed with all residents in the apartment complex as members soon as the apartment complex is registered legally.

By joining the apartment association, you can carve out definite duties and responsibilities for yourself and you can carry these out to your best extent. This can be an entirely different experience altogether, because your role in an apartment association will expose you to hitherto unexplored facets in the legal world. The recent Stamp Duty Remission announced by the government is one such example, because you’d have been unaware of this concept, if not for your position in the apartment association.

Stamp Duty Remission – Fact of the Matter

Recent concessions have been announced by the Government of Andhra Pradesh regarding a concession on the stamp duty that’s levied on apartments. The announcement lists down certain conditions, and an apartment complex that satisfies all these conditions can avail the concession offered.

But before you start off trying to find out whether your apartment complex would be eligible, you’ll need to know what stamp duty actually is. 

What is Stamp Duty?

When it comes to legal procedures, taxes are levied in many sections, including the documents used for the procedure themselves. Such tax that is levied on all legal documents is called as stamp duty. Once the stamp duty is fully paid, a stamp will impressed on the document or attached to the same. This applies to all commissions, receipts and checks too.

In the case of apartments, stamp duty is levied when an apartment (or) apartment complex is taken for proper registration. In order to register the apartment complex officially, some stamp duty needs to be paid. The payment involved varies from place to place though.

Conditions for Stamp Duty Remission

The government states many conditions when it comes to remission of stamp duty, and these conditions need to be satisfied for the same.

  • The concession is provided to flats or apartments that have a floor area that is equal to or less than 1200 square feet. Any apartments or flats that have dimensions more than this will not be considered eligible for concession.
  • The concession is only provided for residential areas, and it is not provided to residential apartments that are put to any form of commercial use.
  • The overall floor area specified is inclusive of parking space. Any apartments or houses that have dimensions of 1200 feet or below, excluding their parking space will not be considered.
  • Stamp duty remission will be provided for flats and apartments and other registered structures like apartment complexes, which have more than or equal to five tenements.
  • Independent houses and apartment complexes that have lesser than five tenements will not be considered for stamp duty remission.
  • The concession will be provided only on stamp duty, and there will be no changes in the registration charges or transfer duty.

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Tips on Decorating Balconies in an Apartment Complex

Apartments are compact, safe, and convenient to live in. However, because of space restrictions, decorating apartments can be a little difficult at times. This is most evident when decorating apartment balconies. Nevertheless, a well decorated balcony is not only an asset to the resident, but to the entire apartment.

To encourage apartment owners to have well decorated and aesthetic balconies, the apartment association can discuss tips on decorating and maintaining balconies after a formal meeting. Some such tips are listed below.

Decorating a Balcony

If you have a porch or balcony with reasonable to moderate access to sunlight, you can make use of that space to grow the plants of your choice. If you have a very small balcony, or a French window, you can go for Container Gardening, by using spare and discarded containers like spare kitchen utensils, metal jars, glass jugs, mugs and flower vases. Once you have selected the container, you need to choose a plant that goes with its size and durability.

To ensure proper water drainage, remember to put holes in the bottom of the container and place it on top of a tile or elevated surface which keeps it from rusting in case of metal containers.

If you have a bigger balcony, you can go for more potted plants. While planning the garden, you need to consider few points:

  1. Utility: what is your reason to choose a plant: aesthetics or utility?
  2. Availability of space
  3. Requirements of plant, like sunlight, protection from birds and other animals
  4. Type of plant: this is an important aspect of selecting plants for ‘balcony gardens’.

For creepers and climbers like money plant or bougainvillea, you can use the railing or metal grid window for support. Lower floor of the balcony can accommodate different kinds of potted plants, trellises and creepers.

 It is also important to maintain an order in the way the plants are arranged and make sure it does not look cluttered if you plan to also keep some space to sit in that area. Some plants which are high on aesthetics and can be grown in small spaces are palms, bougainvillea, jasmine and money plants.

You can be as creative as you want, and use various home décor items to liven up your balcony. Terracotta pots, animal figures, or lamps; Blue pottery, wind chimes, Chinese lanterns etc look beautiful in a balcony. You can drill some holes and put nails on the walls of the balcony, to hang ethnic wall hangings, paintings, or even masks.

You can use colored lights, lamps, or candles in the evening to add a romantic touch to it.

However, no matter how pretty a space is, it will be appreciated only when it is comfortable. So you need to have a few easy to use chairs and a small side table, so that people can sit in the balcony and enjoy it.  Buy durable furniture, which is waterproof. Some good options are cane furniture, folding chairs and tables, or even rot iron chairs.

Enjoy decorating your apartment balcony and encourage others in the building to do the same. After all, the front facing balconies are the most visible part of the house, so decorating it will enhance the beauty of the entire apartment.  And your apartment complex will stand out as one of the most well decorated ones in the locality.


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Apartment Owners Association Bye Laws – The Basic Bye Laws For Each Apartment Association

Apart from the deeds and declarations involved in buying an apartment, there are also many bye laws that you will need to be aware of. These bye laws will govern every property’s administration and a copy of these bye laws will always be attached to the Declaration statement. You will need to know the content of these bye laws before buying your apartment, just to be on the safer side.

You will also find it easier to communicate the legal aspects with your real estate lawyer if you’re aware of these bye laws and their contents.

One major aspect of these bye laws is that these cannot be modified or tweaked with, under any circumstance. In order to modify a few bye laws for practical purposes, they should be placed as an amendment along with the Declaration. Only persons with authority will be authorized to fill up such an amendment.

What Bye Laws Are

These bye laws will be mainly responsible for governing the activities of the managing committee. While deeds and declarations will be part of the legal processes associated with obtaining an apartment, bye laws will be more focused towards the managing committee in an apartment complex and how members are initiated and expelled from the same. This is why it is mandatory to have some sound knowledge on these issues in order to exercise your rights to the fullest.

Knowing All Bye Laws Can Be Helpful

Knowing All Bye Laws Can Be Helpful

 

What They Involve

  • Bye laws for apartment complexes will be mainly concerned with the following issues:
  • Bye laws will apply to the method through which the Board of Managers or the Managing Committee in an apartment complex is elected. This is the main area where these laws are applicable. Bye laws will clearly cover the following aspects under the subject of the Managing Committee
    • The strength of the committee (that is, the number of members the committee can/should have)
    • The term that each member in a particular position in the committee can serve
    • The methods involved in the initiation and removal of members of the board
    • The collective powers that the members of the board possess
    • The collective list of duties for all members of the board
    • The bye laws will also specify the conditions under which the services of a secretary can be engaged in the apartment association. They will also specify the powers that any individual acting as secretary in the apartment association will have.
    • The bye laws will specify the method through which a Secretary can be appointed or elected. The Secretary’s main duty under the bye laws has been specified as ‘maintaining the resolutions and minutes of every meeting’.
    • The same details as mentioned above will also be specified for the Treasurer’s post.
    • Bye laws will also cover the procedure for appointing and relieving maintenance personnel.
    • The bye laws also clearly state the conditions under which every resident should use the public spaces in an apartment complex, without interfering with the activities or privacy of other residents.  

These laws can help you get a fair understanding on the rights you hold as a member of the apartment association. They will also help you exercise your rights regularly and in the right manner.


Related Post: Bye Laws: The Constitution of your Apartment Association


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How To Purchase An Apartment In Bangalore – Some Tips

Purchasing an apartment in Bangalore is a dream for many young Indians today, as Bangalore is a fast growing city and a hub for all people, young and old. It all started with the IT revolution, when major companies recognized Bangalore as a fertile ground where they could set up base. This was followed by extensive migration as many engineers started flocking to Bangalore in search of better career prospects.

Today, Bangalore is fast rising as one of India’s premier cities, close in Mumbai’s tail.

Buying an apartment in Bangalore can solve multiple purposes.

  • In a time of rising rents and accommodation expenses, it can be a great investment to actually buy an apartment in a thriving city like Bangalore as the general value is high.
  • You will also have constant access to all amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and playgrounds.
Bangalore Sky line

Bangalore Sky line

When opting to buy an apartment in Bangalore, there is a series of steps that you follow, as these will help you make the right choice without going wrong in any account.

The Right Location

You may have to decide on the right location before pouncing for the kill and buying an apartment in Bangalore in a hasty manner. Make sure that you take all things into consideration, including the apartment’s distance from your workplace and its distance from nearby schools and universities (if you have kids!).

While opting for an apartment in Bangalore, you can either choose one that is located bang in the city’s commercial center or one that is located in the peaceful outskirts. In case you have kids, the latter option would be more ideal. Commercial areas tend to be very noisy and bustling and all this can take a toll on you over a period of time.

Good Infrastructure

Check if the apartment is indeed your dream home or a blast from the past. A few apartments in India tend to be improperly furnished with no showers, fading walls, bad carpeting and non existent furnishing. You’ll be investing all your hard earned savings in an apartment, so exercise your right in being choosy. Do not settle for apartments where bathrooms just have a pail and a bucket. Instead, you can opt for a beautiful apartment that is well furnished on all fronts.

Establishing Limits

The key to making a good investment is proper calculation. You should create a budget and stick to it, in order to make sure you don’t spend it all away on the apartment. List out your requirements, (what you’re looking for in an apartment) and check out the many housing complexes located out there. Compare the rates with your budget and pick out the one that matches all your criteria. Talk to the builders and question them on the advantages of taking up an apartment in their complex.

Know Your Papers

  • Verify whether the apartment of your choice has proper BBMP Approval Certificates.
  • Make sure you check the flat’s Khata Certificate. Ask for this from the owner of the place.
  • The property should have no loans dependant on it, so check the Encumbrance Certificate.
  • Employ a good real estate lawyer and verify the content of these certificates and the content of the Sale Agreement and Sale Deed with him/her.
  • Wrap up all your pending payments before the period mentioned in the Sale Deed and get a sale agreement. 
  • Get your sale deed registered and get the Khata in your name. 

These small facts are not that well known, and these are essential in ensuring that real estate brokers do not take you for a ride. Pick out a great apartment following these simple guidelines and revel in your space in India’s software capital!


Read Also:
1. Before you buy: A checklist for Apartment Buyers
2. Guide to Buying a Property in Bangalore from a Legal Perspective


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Karnataka Apartment Owners Act Part Two – Contents Of Declarations And Deeds Of Apartments

While registering your apartment under the Karnataka Apartment Owners Act, you will need to be aware of the contents of the deeds and declarations involved, as this is necessary.

Not many people these days take the effort to know what works in the legal section of obtaining an apartment while registering their building under the Karnataka Apartment Owners Act, and this is not a very good sign. Having good knowledge on the legal proceedings can help you immensely in communicating effectively to your lawyer.

Learning legal information is not rocket science, as you will find out through the course of this post, as very basic facts and figures are involved.

The content that an apartment’s deed and declaration will hold has been given below.

Karnataka Apartment Owners Act Details – Declaration Contents

  • The declaration will hold many particulars, and the most important of these is the land description. The nature of the land involved will be given in a detailed manner (that is, whether the land falls leasehold or freehold categories).
  • A detailed description of the building will follow, stating the number of basements and storeys in the particular building. The number of apartments involved will also be mentioned, and the basic materials used to build the structure will be specified.
  • Details will also extensively include the apartment number of each apartment that falls under the span of the building, the number of rooms present in each apartment and the dimensions of the same, and also the common areas that the apartment has access to. This is used for identification purposes.
  • The value of each apartment is also mentioned in the Declaration, and the overall value of the property and the percentage of interest (undivided) that each resident will bear for access to the common areas in the apartment complex will also be mentioned.
  • A set of bye laws will also be attached with the Declaration during registration. In simple terms, these bye laws are more targeted at apartment associations and they will involve procedures for appointing people into the upper tier of the apartment association.
  • The Declaration will also contain the name of the person that the entire registration process in carried out under. All personal details including the residential address, the contact details and occupation will be specified.

These are the basic details that will be included in a Declaration, under the Karnataka Apartment Owners Act.

Karnataka Apartment Owners Act Details – Deed Contents

  • The Deeds will contain more or less the same content as given in a declaration, including a description of the land that the apartment complex or building is set in.
  • The Deeds will also contain information that can be used to establish the identity of the particular apartment, including the apartment number as stated in the declaration.
  • The Deeds will contain the percentage of interest (undivided) pertaining to the common areas in the apartment.

These are the basic details involved in a Deed under the Karnataka Apartment Owners Act. Any real estate lawyer will be able to smoothly take you through the procedures involved without any issues.


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Karnataka Apartment Owners Act Part One – Apartment Association And Registration of Deeds, Declarations

In order to buy your own apartment and become a member of the apartment association, there are a few steps and legal processes that you’ll need to know about.

The Need

It’s wise to be well versed in all the legalities involved while buying an apartment in the state of Karnataka. Although a real estate lawyer can take care of the half the issues in this regard for you, being aware of your rights and your position in the entire setting can help you make better and faster decisions. There are many deeds and declarations that you will have to go through while buying an apartment in a city like Bangalore.

Talking to the members of your apartment association can help you get a clear idea. Senior members of the apartment association will guide you through the legalities involved.

The Karnataka Apartment Owners Act 1972

This act deals exclusively with apartments that are residential in nature. Apartments are termed as transferable properties that are also heritable under this act. In order to register the apartment complex under this act, all apartment owners will need to come together and sign the particulars, which can be quite an ordeal.

Know your State Rules

Know your State Rules

The Registration Procedure:

Given below are a few facets that you’ll need to know while getting your apartment registered under the Karnataka Government:

  • The Declaration should be registered properly under the Registration Act of 1908.
  • The deeds involved with the house will also need to be registered with the Registration Act of 1908.
  • The floor plan of the particular building should also be duly registered under the Registration Act of 1908.
  • Along with the registration of the building’s Declaration, extensive details about the building should also be filed along. These details should include the building’s layout, the location of the building, and the number of the particular apartment. The apartment’s dimensions will also have to be accurately mentioned in the details. This is very important.
  • The building’s name should also be specified in the details provided. If the particular building has no specific name, it should be mentioned that the building does not have a name.
  • All these above mentioned details should be properly verified by an architect, who will need to release a statement mentioning that the specified details are correct.
  • This statement should then be run through some local authorities under whose jurisdiction the particular building falls, who will, in turn, verify the same and approve it.
  • If the submitted plans do not include the verified seal of a practicing architect, then the plans should have an amendment attached to them when they are submitted. This amendment should certify that the floor plan mentioned in the documents, the name of the house specified and the dimensions of the building are all accurate and true. This is also very important.
  • The registrar or sub registrar will then register the declaration and deeds involved under the Karnataka Government through an act that was made effective in 1908.

This is the general registration procedure involved in registering an apartment and the apartment association under the Karnataka Government.


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Apartment Association Terms Explained – Part Two

Apart from the basic terms, there are many other terms that are regularly used in an apartment association. Knowing these terms can aid you in comfortably becoming a member of an association yourself, where you’ll find that your knowledge on these terms is useful. This is the second part in the series of articles. The first part can be found here: Apartment Association Terms Explained – Part One

Know your terms

Know your terms

Apartment Association Terms – Common Areas & Common Facilities:

Members of any apartment association frequently talk about common areas and common facilities. The primary question that runs through every single initiate’s mind is – what exactly are these areas, and how are they shared?

Common areas in an apartment primarily include the land in which the entire complex is built in.

  • Physical entities like the columns of the building, the foundations of all buildings in the complex, the many girders that run through the structure, the beams used for support; other physical structures used for support are also a part of the mentioned common areas for residents.
  • Other places like the roofs of all buildings, the corridors in each building, the halls that the complex has, staircases, lobbies, the main entrance of each building and the exit of each building all together make up the common areas in an apartment complex, according to the apartment association.
  • Even the cellars in the buildings in an apartment complex and the vast gardens and parking areas can be effectively classified as common areas in the complex. The list includes basements and storage spaces too.
  • Many facilities provided in an apartment complex for the benefit of the residents also fall under common facilities or common benefits. All apparatus used in an apartment complex, like motors, water pumps, compressors, fans, ducts, storage tanks and even elevators fall under the general umbrella of common facilities. The facilities that can be termed as common will be fully mentioned in the Declaration.
  • Any commercial facilities that may be provided in the apartment complex need to be mentioned in the Declaration, for them to be recognized as proper common facilities.
  • Public installations that provide the entire apartment complex with services like heating, lighting, air conditioning, cold water, hot water, power and refrigeration can also be termed as common facilities.

Apartment Association Terms – Common Expenses & Common Profits:

The term ‘common expenses’, although clear through its usage, can apply to a lot of things.

  • The common expenses of the apartment association (as per the bye laws specified by the Government) fall under the umbrella term of ‘common expenses’.
  • All expenses that are shared by members of the apartment association are terms, or the maintenance and steady upkeep of all common areas, are termed as common expenses too. All common expenses will be explicitly mentioned in the bye laws and these just have to be followed per se.
  • After the maintenance work and upkeep in a complex is done, if any amount from the original amount collected from all residents remains, it is termed as a ‘common profit’. Such profits will be shared among all members of an apartment association.

These are the many terms that you should be aware of, pertaining to shared areas and common facilities in an apartment association.


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Apartment Association Terms Explained – Part One

Learning about many terms used in an apartment association can be very helpful indeed. These terms will come to your rescue when you’re facing a huge wad of legal paperwork, and when you’re finding the formal tone and legal jargon extremely hard to understand and digest. Although we all may know the generic meaning for terms like ‘apartments’ and ‘apartment owner’, the legal meaning may be more loaded that what people can normally comprehend. Knowing all legal terms and learning about various definitions from a professional perspective can thus help you.

When reading up on the terms used in an apartment association, always go for a trusted source.

Terms Used In An Apartment Association

Given below are a few terms used in an apartment association, and their proper explanation. All these terms are defined under the Karnataka Apartment Ownership Act of 1972, which defines and talks about an individual’s ownership over a set dimension of property. You will learn more about the constituents of this act when you take up the registration procedure for your deeds and Declaration.

Apartment:

An ‘apartment’ is basically a term used to denote a residential section in a building that can be located in any of the mentioned floor, with any number of rooms. An apartment may also be present in more than one floor, or in parts in each floor. Apartments, as per the Apartment Ownership act, have a direct exit to a public road or street, or even highway. Apartments which do not fall under this category may have a direct exit to a public space or common area, which may in turn lead to a public street or highway.

Apartment Owner:

An apartment owner will normally refer to a person who owns an apartment, and has some undivided interest in all shared regions in the apartment complex too. The interest and other particulars will be duly mentioned in the Declaration, and these can be taken from the documents directly.

Apartment Number:

The letter or number designated to a particular apartment is the apartment number. The number will be mentioned in the Declaration, and it may either be a letter, a number or a mixed combination of both these things. The apartment number is first specified in the declaration.

Association of Apartment Owners:

This is a term that is used to denote all the members of an apartment association. The people who together form the apartment association are collectively termed as an Association of Apartment Owners. True to the term, these individuals will have an apartment in the premises in their name and will all be owners of at least one apartment in the complex.

Building:

In the jargon used in an apartment association, a building normally means a residential structure that houses at least four (or more) apartments. A collective building can also refer to a structure with two buildings with two (or more) apartments in each building. A minimum of four apartments are seen as necessary either way.

These are the very basic definitions that you first need to know and understand in order to proceed to the later ones. Other definitions on common areas and public spaces will soon follow.


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Apartment Management Software and The Death Of The Physical Notice Board

Apartment complexes can now throw all physical notice boards out of the window, thanks to the advent of apartment management software like ApnaComplex!

The Old School Model

Apartment notice boards have been used in all apartment complexes in order to keep all residents aware of the latest developments and events. But with the sudden explosion in the size of many apartment complexes and escalating structures, notice boards can hardly serve their original purpose now.

Moreover, people these days are held up with countless responsibilities, so much so that even performing a small task like visiting the notice board can eat up a significant portion of their time. In the age of instant communication, relying on age old techniques such as this will solve no definite purpose. Apartment management software comes with a solution for this.

Remove the clutter with ApnaComplex

Remove the clutter with ApnaComplex

Virtual Notice Boards

With the arrival of apartment management software, the entire concept of keeping people updated has taken a huge turn. Virtual notice boards are now available through such software, and these will help you keep track of all occurrences and events within the apartment complex.

  • Virtual notice boards display all notices in a single screen, in very small snippets that can be enlarged by choice
  • Notices in virtual notice boards can be split into multiple categories to ensure there is no clutter.
  • Administrators can post notices that contain information or guidelines for residents to follow.
  • There are notices that are put up by residents who are looking to buy/sell items and indulge in other commercial activity.
  • Notices come inbuilt with an expiry date that is set as default, and they will expire soon as this time is reached. This way, the notice board will not get cluttered with old notices.
  • The notice board can also be integrated with electronic mails, and notices that come up in the board will be detected and sent as a notification to your mail inbox.
  • Critical / Emergency Notices can be sent as SMS as well as posted on the notice board. The applications in apartment management software are all thus interconnected.
  • Notices pertaining to accounts, expense reports and pending dues can be immediately posted up on the notice board with the click of a button. The process is very easy when compared to other traditional methods.
  • You will also be able to easily respond to notices, and the author of the notice will be duly informed about the same.

These are a few advantages of using virtual notices through apartment management software. These are gaining popularity over conventional notices mainly due to their usability and the convenience they offer.


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