The Government of Telangana maintains its old records and documents via the Registration and Stamps Department. These records are critical as they serve as court evidence in case of disputes. The concerned department is also responsible for several other state services like document registration, revenue collection, etc. and operates via IGRS Telangana.
IGRS Telangana is the official website of the Government of Telangana’s Registration & Stamp Department. It is based on an Integrated Grievance Redressal System (IGRS).
The portal enables citizens to access several services related to real estate, apart from others. These include the issuance of encumbrance certificate, payment of stamp duty and registration fees, etc.
The following are a few features and benefits of this portal –
Users can avail the following services via the Telangana Registration and Stamps website –
An encumbrance certificate or EC is a document that assures a property (a constructed property or land) is devoid of any liability. Such liabilities can arise from legal disputes or if the asset is mortgaged.
An EC is mandatory when selling or buying a property. It is also a necessary document to avail a home loan or loan against property. Generally, lenders ask for 10 to 15 years of encumbrance statement before sanctioning a loan.
Citizens of Telangana can access an EC of a property from the official website of the state’s Registration and Stamps. They can search for this certificate of a particular property by entering a few relevant search details.
Follow the steps given below to search for an encumbrance certificate on the IGRS TS portal. Make sure to register and create an account on this website before availing this service.
A statement of encumbrance on the property will be displayed by the IGRS Telangana portal with details like –
Individuals can click on the ‘Print’ button at the bottom of this page to avail a hardcopy of the information.
The encumbrance certificates are only available for properties registered after 1st January 1983. For older ECs, individuals need to visit the respective Sub-Registrar Office.
Also, citizens cannot apply for an encumbrance certificate from the Telangana Land Registration and Stamp Department’s website.
Citizens can apply for an encumbrance certificate in the following few steps –
An application form for encumbrance certificate will be downloaded. Individuals must print this document and fill in the required details (name of the property owner, sale/purchase deed of the property, etc.). Next, attach the relevant documents and submit this form at the nearest MeeSeva Centre located on this website.
An acknowledgment number will be provided to the applicant for future reference.
Documents required to avail an encumbrance certificate are –
An applicant needs to pay a service charge of Rs.25 for the certificate. In addition, the following legal charges are payable too.
The minimum processing time to get an encumbrance certificate is 6 working days. It can also stretch to more than 30 days in some cases.
Applicants can check their encumbrance certificate status with the ‘Encumbrance Search’ option on the IGRS Telangana registration portal. Enter the necessary search details to view your EC status displayed on the screen.
Telangana’s Registration & Stamps Department website has simplified availing the encumbrance certificate for property buyers. Citizens can also access several other services and eliminate the need to visit an office.