Occupation Certificate

A construction needs occupation certificates to legalise the completion of the construction.

In real estate, construction can only be completed once the legal licenses like occupation certificates are obtained from local authorities.

Occupation certificate is a document that is issued by a local government agency or authorities upon the completion of a building project. The certificate is proof that all compliances have adhered to the laws laid down by the government.

Occupation Certificate V/s Completion Certificate

A completion certificate is issued to a housing project and it acts as proof that the construction is ready for habituation. A housing project can only be taken possession of once the developers obtain the completion certificate.

Occupancy certificate, on the other hand, legalises the completion of a project. It is proof that all norms, policies, laws have been complied with in accordance with regulatory requirements. Without an occupancy certificate, a building can be demolished anytime for not following the law.

Who needs an occupancy certificate?

An occupancy certificate is required by

  • New construction
  • Property conversion
  • Change of ownership

Requirements to obtain an occupancy certificate

  • Commencement certificate
  • Completion certificate
  • Built and section plan
  • Tax assessment with paid receipts
  • NOC for fire and pollution etc

You have to obtain the above document among others to be able to get an occupancy certificate. This can take anywhere from 6 months to a year. The process is tedious and requires proper follow up with government authorities.

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