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Citizenmatters.in covers Bangalore's Housing boom, explosion in realty prices, rising apartments, builders apathy, and property taxation.
Jan 19 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Dignity, and quality of life in one's old age is not something given to all of us; sometimes, for various reasons, people have to take up residence in an old-age home. I recently visited one such home, only for ladies, in J P Nagar.  ...
Jan 12 2017
WEBSITE TO TRACK STORMWATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
Chandrika J. Chandwani
Bangalureans need to have the survey number, village, hobli and taluk as found in the registration document to be able to use this portal
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Nov 07 2016
REAL ESTATE SCAMS IN BANGALORE
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Soumya Nayak
What happens when the developer cheats the home buyers by taking their life savings and not completing residential projects on time? In a rare case, buyers fight back and bring the developer to justice.
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Nov 03 2016
REAL ESTATE IN BANGALORE
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Soumya Nayak
A saga of how buyers fell into a pre-launch booking trap and ended up paying far more than the offer price. Part I of the story.
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Aug 09 2016
BENGALURU FLOODS DISASTER
Dr Ajaya S Bharadwaja
t's not easy to navigate between loads of documents and see whether there is a violation in the property that you buy. Bengaluru needs to identify its flood zones to prevent future financial loss to the inhabitants.
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Aug 07 2016
REGULATING REAL ESTATE
Raj Kumar
It would be many steps closer to fixing the loopholes that take apartment buyers for a ride, if these rules were to come into force. Take a look at the draft and give your suggestions, before August 17.
Jul 27 2016
PITFALLS IN FORMING APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS
Raj Kumar
Avoid these mistakes if you are running around in order to form the owners' association for your apartment complex in Bengaluru.
May 20 2016
BENGALURU - CHANGING INVESTMENT SCENARIOS
Ananya Ramesh
Help provide some insight into Bengaluru by participating in this survey.
Apr 25 2016
DEVELOPMENT IN ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE ZONES
Akshatha M
The BDA and Environmental Clearance Committees sanctioned this project on the wetlands between Kasavanahalli and Kaikondrahalli lakes. Expert studies say it will affect the lakes. With residents opposing, case is on in the National Green Tribunal.
Dec 02 2015
AMENDMENT TO TOWN PLANNING ACT
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Ajit Nagesh Naik
A recent amendment to the town planning act stops developers from selling properties to buyers before the layouts are developed fully and approved by the authorities. With this, the practice of letting developers sell 60% to buyers before developing the layout will be done away with.
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Sep 23 2015
BUYING PROPERTY IN BENGALURU
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Sriram Vittalamurthy
Before buying any property, it is essential to investigate all the documents provided by the present property owner and authenticate it with the agencies issuing the documents.
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Sep 10 2015
NIGHT SHLETERS FOR POOR IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Did you know, that Bengaluru has night shelters for homeless? In fact Supreme Court mandates night shelters in cities, but not all cities have them. Bengaluru has them, but they are devoid of funds and inmates.
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Jul 15 2015
REAL ESTATE BILL: NOT SO CONSUMER-FRIENDLY?
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Akshatha M
Is the new amended Real Estate Bill consumer-friendly? Does it balance the rights of both builders and buyers? Here is what Bengaluru citizens found out.
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Jun 11 2015
UPDATES ON BELLANDUR AGARA SEZ PROJECT
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Akshatha M
HC has given liberty to the petitioners to file a fresh petition after the case before National Green Tribunal is disposed. The Supreme Court stayed the fine imposed on the developers. What else is going on, related to Bellandur-Agara SEZ project?
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May 08 2015
BENGALURU ADMINISTRATION ON A LAKE ENCROACHMENT SPREE
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Akshatha M
While the government is keen to regularise the BDA layouts on lakes, the Bengaluru Urban DC V Shankar is ready to go with whatever the government decides. In an interview, he talks about the demolition drive that is going on in Bengaluru.
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May 04 2015
CONTROVERSY ON MANTRI'S APARTMENT NEAR SANKEY LAKE
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Pavan Kulkarni
How did a private developer get hold of a prime land abutting a lake, which was once a public property? Here is what the documents show.
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May 04 2015
MANTRI'S SANKEY PLAN GONE AWRY?
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Pavan Kulkarni
Sankey lake's cleanliness, sewage discharge, water supply and traffic are the cause of concern for the residents of the area, while land grab is yet another concern. After Sarakki lake encroachment eviction drive, protestors warn of investors against investing in Mantri's Sankey project.
Apr 14 2015
KARNATAKA’S EWS POLICY HITS ROADBLOCK
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Akshatha M
Builders allege government ignored their concerns. Did the state introduce the regulation to reserve flats for the poor in all apartments in a hurry?
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Mar 25 2015
GIMMICKS FOR JNNURM GRANTS?
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Akshatha M
All layouts and housing complexes above 1000 sqm should reserve housing for poor, as per a new regulation by the government. But how are beneficiaries going to be selected?
Feb 04 2015
COURSE ON APARTMENT MANAGEMENT
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Ganga Madappa
When the generator breaks down, when the STP filter needs repair, or housekeeping employees quit, apartments find it tough to manage without a property manager. But what are their needs and challenges and how can they overcome them?
Jan 28 2015
CIVIC AMENITIES IN LAYOUTS
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
In response to a lawsuit filed by the Classic Orchards Property Owners Association in south Bangalore, the High Court recently ordered the BDA to ensure that real estate developers relinquish roads, parks, and civic amenities as per approved plans.
Jan 21 2015
OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE SAGA
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Akshatha M
Occupancy Certificate has been made mandatory for water and power connections. Will this new rule be able to curb the fake OC menace? What does BBMP have to say about fake OCs?
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Dec 26 2014
CAR PARKING IS COMMON AREA
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Builder would have already included the price for car parking in the price for common areas. Hence charging again for car parking is illegal. Have you been duped like this?
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Dec 02 2014
BDA LOW-COST HOUSING
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Ganga Madappa
BDA's flat allotment has always drawn resentment from those who applied for it. The recent allotment was no different.
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Sep 09 2014
MYTH OF DEVELOPMENT
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Sudha Narasimhachar
The poor purchaser, who trusted the Government departments and the builder who lures him with his swanky ads/brochures and tall talks by smart sales personnel, lands up finally in the mess. Where does the problem lie?
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Aug 20 2014
KHATA ISSUES IN WHITEFIELD DECODED - PART I
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T R Raghunandan
If you are a resident of Whitefield or the one who is aspiring to buy a property in Whitefield, this might matter to you: What causes confusion in Khata documents related to Whitefield's properties?
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