Incidental Expenses while selling Real Estate in Mumbai , India

The below article contents are most suited for Selling properties in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai as the same is based on local laws and market practises.

1.Transfer Fees – Usually the same is Rs.25,000/- and in most cases, the same is equally shared between the Buyer and the Seller unless agreed upon in the manner decided mutually between the buyer and the seller.

The Interesting part here is that, the above is pretty common in most of the societies, however, a lot of societies, owing to the lot of expenses they have, they try and request the outgoing member to give a donation to the society, which is a very usual practise in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai. This amount can be any amount decided by the Society in the General Body Meeting.

The Second part here, in the absence of the Society, where the Builder/Developer is present, the Developer also can levy a transfer fees at his discretion. A lot of developers do intimate you well in advance about this and a lot do not, hence while buying property it is very important to clear the resale transfer fees.

It is been heard in the market, where the property appreciation is more than 100% over recent years, the developers have requested for amounts even upto 5% of the apartment value as Transfer Fees. This is some thing which the buyer should take care of.

2.Long Term or Short Term capital Gains.

The seller needs to ascertain his capital gains, if he falls under Short Term or Long Term Capital Gains.

3.Stamp Duty and Registration

This expense is paid by the New Buyer.

Sandeep Sadh

CEO – Mumbai Property