There are some crucial checks and document requirements before you enter into a legal contract to buy a property on which home loan is pending.

Buying a resale property appears much simpler than buying an under-construction unit. However, there are some crucial checks and documents requirements before you enter into a legal contract. Every property transaction involves two key components – one is the physical verification of a property and the second is its legal due diligence. Sometimes, the second part is more important than the first as it ensures your investment is safe and without any legal dispute.

If you are planning to buy a resale property from a seller who has already taken a home loan on the property, then it is important for you to perform certain due diligence. Firstly, check whether the existing owner has any pending home loan, electricity and water charges or other dues on the property. You also need to check whether the property is owned by a single owner or it is shared. One should also check whether the property is leasehold or freehold. If the property is leasehold, then the seller needs NOC from the government authority.

You can either choose to ask the existing buyer to clear the home loan or if you are also planning to take loan to buy the property then you can apply for transfer of seller’s loan to your name. The bank will take your KYC and check your eligibility and then check the seller’s file and transfer the loan to your name.

Source: The Economic Times ( http://bit.ly/3bKv2rY )