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Nowadays, you must be seeing newspapers, fliers ( that are inserted in papers, given in toll gates, kept in hotel billing counters etc..) flooded with Approved plots for sale.

Yesterday, I happen to see a surprised advertisement, claiming – A Buy One – Take One plot free, for Aadi month. There are lot of buzz generated on these sort of advertisements.

How to check if your layout is a approved one, Below are the quick check list,

1) When the promoter or the owner of the site, offers his plot for sale, ask for Govt land approval copies. DTCP or CMDA approval copies.
2) The Land Approval copies will have the DTCP/ any other govt bodies Approval number with the year of approval. Please cross check the approval number with Govt bodies, local District Town and Country Planning Office.
3) In the approval copy, there will be mention about total extent of the land with associated Survey numbers. Check the survey numbers where your plot falls and check with Local Village Administrative office.
4) If its a DTCP approved layout, and your plot comes near to allotted school/ or any other public utility, ask for the land owner to give the layout gift deed copy which has been given to the govt and check your survey number of the plot, and ensure it does not fall in that survey numbers.
5) Also, better avoid buying plots in end of the layout, there is a high chance of encroaching adjacent land, especially if its an poramboke ( govt land).
6) There are lot of frauds happening in this way, if the total land is 100 acres, promoters take approval only for 60 acres and sell the remaining 40 acres as approved ones. Ensure this is completely verified. You can check this with survey numbers.
7) Always buy a property with proper parent documents, which does not have PoA’s.

This is applicable to other approval agencies too.

Happy investing/ buying !

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  1. Hi Raja,

    I am going to purchase a plot in Tiruvallur. The current land owner says it is DTCP approved plot and given layout plan. But it does not have the approval stamp and approval number. I have the survey number of plots, how can i verify the plots are DTCP approved or not. Please let me know. Thanks in Advance.

    • Hi Prasad, Ask for the promoter of the layout, to provide, DTCP approval number and year of approval, signed approval copy of the layout.
      If they cant provide, best to avoid the buy.

  2. Hello Raja,
    Thanks for the info. I am looking at a plot in Madipakkam area. The owner says the layout was made in 1963 and they are considered as CMDA approved. I cross checked with my lawyer and he says that is correct. But I would like to see the copy of the layout with the govt. Can you tell me the procedure to get the copy of the layout? The survey number is 122.

  3. Hi Raja…Looks like your blog is well documented. I have a query.
    How do i get hold of a DTCP layout approval copy? Which office should i visit for Madipakkam, Chennai area. My builder is saying he does not have one. No builder will have this. We are in this flat for the last 5 years.

  4. Iqbal, pls check first, your layout is approved. If approved, refer your sale deed or any of your mother documents, there should be a mention about dtcp approval number and year of approval. Based on that, you can approach the concerned dtcp office and verify.

  5. Hi Raja, that’s a great guidance. I have a similar problem. I live in Cuddalore in a Township of about 400 houses for the past 6 years. I have the parent document, sale deed and the parts. But the builder hasn’t given me the total site plan/layout. I don’t find the DTCP stamping in the documents I have. What should I do to get this? Please advise.

  6. I WANT TO BUY A VACANT LAND IN PUTLUR, TIRUVALLUR DIST THE LAYOUT MAP WAS TYPED D T C P APPROVED
    LAYOUT, SO IT IS A DTCP APPROVED LAND OR NOT PLEASE ANSER ME. SUKUMAR (9094664047)

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