TRANSFER OF KHATHA
Khatha can be got transferred from the Vendor’s name to the Purchaser’s name upon the Registration of Conveyance Deed by following the prescribed procedure. Applications for Khatha Transfer may be filed in Asst. Revenue Officer’s Office along with the documents mentioned in the Sarala Khatha Scheme Book. The Sarala Khatha Scheme Book gives all the details about the services of the Revenue Department, documents to be filed, fees to be paid, schedule of time for the services and also the rates for assessment of property tax under the self-assessment scheme. Documents to be enclosed to the application are the same as for new Khatha Registration along with up-to-date tax paid receipts. Purchaser of such property is liable to pay 2 percent of Stamp Duty as Khatha Transfer Fees.
Payment of Property Tax
Property tax can be paid in two annual installments. The property for the first half year will have to be paid within 60 days from the date of commencement of the assessment year. The second installment has to be paid within 60 days from the date of commencement of the second half of the assessment year. Payment of property tax beyond 60 days as mentioned above will attract penal interest.
RTC means “Records of Right, Tenancy & Crops for inspection”. RTC relates to Khatha of agricultural properties and it is otherwise called as “Pahani”. It is a very important document for agricultural land. RTC is issued by the Village Accountant under Rules 40, 42, 58 & 70 of Karnataka Land Revenue Rules, 1966. RTC is a very important document to trace title of agricultural property. It contains the following details:
2.Hissa Number/Sub Number,
3.Total extent of Land & Kharab Land,
5.Kind of Soil,
7.No: of Trees,
8.Total extension cultivated through irrigation,
9.Owner of possession in the land (column),
10.Kind of possession,
11.Other Rights & Miscellaneous,
12.Cultivation & tenancy details &
13.Use of land & kinds of crops.
RTC column serial Nos. 12 & 13 contain total 16 sub columns. It shows cultivator of the land, year and tenancy details, kind of crops, details of water of growth of crops, details of water resources, average production of crops/acre and other details.
Mutation is understood in the Revenue Department as a Transfer of Right. Mutation is made by the Village Accountant in the Register of Mutation. Mutation is issued in Form No: 11 under Rule 46 of Karnataka Land Revenue Rules, 1966. It contains 7 columns as detailed below:
1.Sl. No. shows mutation no: and year,
2.No. of reference to preliminary record or Taluk Office or Sub-Registrar or other Office,
3.Nature of Rights,
4.Survey no: and sub-division of details,
5.Order details to the enquiry Officers,
6.Date of entry in the Preliminary Record or Record of Right &
7.Date of issue of notice to the concerned parties.
Village Panchayath Khatha Form No: 9
The Gram Panchayath will issue Khatha in Form No: 9 under Rule 35 of Karnataka Panchayath Raj Rule, 1995. It contains the following details:
1.Property no and details,
2.Owner of the land and
3.Total extent of the property with boundaries and annual tax.
Form No: 10
It is a demand register of assessment of the annual year. The Gram Panchayath will issue Form No. 10 under Rule 35 of Karnataka Panchayath Raj Rule, 1995. It contains the following details:
2.Owner’s name and tax fixation for the assessment year &
3.The details of the tax (i.e., sanitary, education, health, library, property tax, electricity tax and water tax).
4.Instead of Form 9 & Form 10, Form 1 & Form No: 12 are now issued which contain similar details in respect of properties situated in the Village Panchayath area.
5.It is advisable that for peaceful possession and enjoyment of your property with an absolute, clear and marketable title, you have to get the Khatha transferred in your name immediately upon purchase.
Source : Property Law, A-Khatha And B-Khatha