Telangana Encumbrance Certificate

An Encumbrance Certificate is an important document for a property as it states the charges that are held against a property. When you are selling or buying the property in Telangana, the Encumbrance Certificate ensures that there are no litigations or any monetary dues against the property that you want to deal with.

An Encumbrance Certificate acts as proof of ownership of the property. The state government of Telangana issues the Encumbrance Certificate for its citizens and they do so with the help of its online portal IGRS for better online accessibility.

This online portal helps increase efficacy and saves time for the citizens as they do not have to visit the government offices and promotes transparency and reduces the fraudulent activities that may occur at the time of registration of property.

Types of encumbrance certificate in Telangana

In Telangana, there are primarily two types of encumbrance certificates that individuals may obtain:

  1. Form 15: This type of encumbrance certificate is issued for properties that have been registered under the Registration Act. Form 15 encumbrance certificate provides details of all transactions related to the property, including sale deeds, mortgages, leases, and any other encumbrances. It serves as evidence of the property's ownership and legal status, helping individuals verify the property's title before purchasing or selling it.
  2. Form 16: Form 16 encumbrance certificate is issued for properties that are yet to be registered under the Registration Act. It provides information on any pending transactions or encumbrances associated with the property, such as pending sale deeds, mortgages, or litigation cases. Form 16 helps individuals assess the property's legal status and potential risks before completing the registration process.

Both Form 15 and Form 16 encumbrance certificates can be obtained from the concerned Sub-Registrar's Office or through the online portal of the Telangana Registration and Stamps Department. These certificates play a crucial role in property transactions by ensuring transparency, legality, and authenticity of the property's title. It is advisable for individuals to obtain an encumbrance certificate before finalizing any property transaction to safeguard their interests and avoid legal disputes in the future.

Documents required for EC in Telangana

Here is the list of the documents that are typically required when applying for an Encumbrance Certificate in Telangana:

  • Title deed, sale deed and other details of your property
  • In case there are any other deeds executed on the property such as a partition deed or a gift deed. Those need to be submitted as well
  • Attested address proof and KYC details such as Aadhaar Card
  • Registration papers
  • Volume/ CD Number

Steps to get EC Online on IGRS Telangana Portal

Applying for an EC online is a straightforward process and with the help of the online portal, it is a hassle-free process. Here are the steps to get an Encumbrance Certificate online in Telangana:

  • Visit the Meeseva portal
  • Navigate to ‘Government Forms’
  • Upon being redirected to the next webpage click on ‘Meeseva Services’ for the list of services available
  • Click on the department that looks after ‘Encumbrance Certificate’
  • Download the Application Form from the portal
  • Fill out the application form with the required details and attach the required property documents, KYC details and other related documents affixed with your signature
  • Visit your nearest Meeseva office and submit the document
  • At the time of submission there will be application fees that need to be paid
  • After making the payment and submission of documents an acknowledgement receipt will be generated against your application
  • An officer will be assigned for the verification of your documents
  • Upon verifying the status of your application will be updated at the Meeseva office and via SMS to your registered mobile number

Steps to get EC Offline on IGRS Telangana Portal

Here is how you can get an EC offline:

  1. 1 You will have to visit your local sub-registrar office depending on which juristic your property comes under.
  2. 2 Procure Form 22 and fill in the form with the required details such as the name of the seller, buyer etc.
  3. 3 While submitting the form you will be required to pay an application fee which consists of services charges and the cost of EC depends, if your search is more than 30 years the cost is Rs. 500 and if the search is up to 30 years then the cost is Rs. 200.
  4. 4 After making the payment you will receive a reference number against your application. You may use this number to track the status of your application.

Steps to check Telangana EC

  1. 1 Visit the Registration and Stamps Department website
  2. 2 Navigate to the ‘Online Services’ section and select ‘Encumbrance Certificate’
  3. 3 You will be redirected to the disclaimer page which states what the EC is about. After reading the disclaimer click on ‘Submit’
  4. 4 At the next age you will be provided with an option for a search
  5. 5 If you select via ‘Document Number’ enter the first few letters of your SRO and the year of registration in the required fields
  6. 6 If you select via ‘Form Entry’ enter the required details such as the name of the village, district, flat number, block, ward, and other SRO details.
  7. 7 Selecting either method will showcase your Encumbrance Certificate

Fees & charges of IGRS Telangana EC

Below 30 years

Rs. 200

More than 30 years

Rs. 500

Frequently asked questions

How to update an encumbrance certificate in Telangana?

An Encumbrance Certificate is an official document and it is in your best interest to thoroughly examine the documents and details that you will be submitting as those details will be considered as final and no further changes will be made to the EC. In case there are any clerical errors in your EC you will need to apply for a rectification deed along with the documents as proof for the errors in the EC.

How can I get EC in Telangana?

You can either get an EC online or offline by either visiting the Meeseva office or by visiting the IGRS portal.

How can I check my EC status in Telangana?

You can check the status of your Encumbrance Certificate by visiting the IGRS portal and clicking on Encumbrance Search. Enter the necessary details in the field provided and click on submit. The status of your EC will be displayed on the screen.

How can I check my registered documents online in Telangana?

All the documents that you have submitted are available to check on the IGRS portal.

What is the cost of EC in Telangana?

There are two types of fees you need to pay to get an encumbrance certificate in Telangana. There are two types of fees you need to pay to get an encumbrance certificate in Telangana. At the time of applying there is a service charge of Rs. 25 and for a search of over 30 years the cost is Rs. 500 and for a search under 30 years, the cost is Rs. 200.

What is the processing time of EC in Telangana?

You will receive the encumbrance certificate within 6 working days from the time of submission.

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