Buying a house? Check these 5 points before booking your dream home
While buying a house, a homebuyer must check property ownership, RERA guidelines to ensure a hassle-free stay, safety and security.
Buying a dream home has always been a top-most priority for most people. Be it a place that brings in a sense of belonging, nothing is closer to their hearts than buying a house all their own. This happy moment generally happens for most after having worked hard throughout their life and the investing their lifetime savings. And, after having made the massive payments, homebuyers are more or less at the mercy of the developers.
A real estate developer has to ensure that all his promises are turned into reality for the homebuyers. It’s not just about offering quality homes, but post-completion services to customers are what touches their lives too for years to come. Work done with precision improves the quality of life of the communities created by developers projects.
Sync with ownership
A developer must deliver by bringing an ownership mindset to every aspect of operations ensuring that the property is being managed efficiently, safely and that too in a sustainable manner. After quality construction, timely delivery, approval and NOCs, the responsibility that follows further for a developer is the property management post delivery. It not just enhances future prospects of the property but also increases its value.
Construction under RERA guidelines
Construction under RERA guidelines is a must and every homebuyer must check and ensure about it during the visit to the project site. The delivered project must have RERA compliance, completion certification, deliver quality in every facet of the project. The general practice of showing a sample flat and brochure by the developer is not sufficient to decide on finalizing the purchase. The delivered project in itself speaks volumes about the developer's strengths.
Speaking on the matter Prateek Mittal, Executive Director, Sushma Group said, "The buyer can be assured of the quality of construction, design and post-delivery maintenance, by visiting the delivered project of the developer. Families living there can also testify the quality and standards of the project. Only serious and experienced developers would understand that relationship with the buyer does not end after sales but begins the very moment he/she makes the purchase and thus becomes part of its growing family. Home has always been an asset for a buyer." He said that be it a place that brings in a sense of belonging, nothing is closer to the hearts of buyers than their own house. A buyer works so hard throughout his life and invests the saving of lifetime to own that dream house someday. And, it is the sole responsibility of the developers to make it worth it.
Possibility of a hassle-free stay
There are a number of measures to be taken by a developer to ensure a hassle-free stay for the occupants/customers. The working condition of lifts, upkeep of common areas, recreational points, etc are some of the basic aspects that concern the residents and they want unhindered services for.
On how a developer can address this need of a home buyer and what home buyer can find while checking the issue Prateek Mittal of Sushma Group said, "Appointing an in house team at the delivered projects helps in inspection and also in checking if the rules are adhered to both by property owners. Day-to-Day tracker and record evaluation by a separate facility team avoids any lapses in services. Residents' comfort and security provisions are one of the prime factors which one looks at while investing in the property and once invested, the factor also retains their stay and a developer must ensure them."
Safety and Security
Strict security checks for visitors coming in and going out ensure maximum security of the residents. To entrust the job, one has to look for the right agency that has an unblemished record. For the cases of emergency, one should employ a centralized help desk 24/7 for the customers so they are never left in the lurch.
Elaborating upon the safety and security matter Ankur Dhawan, a New Delhi-based real estate expert said, "Identifying the training need of the residents like that of fire/crowd control and lift emergency instructions/training and then providing them specific training provisions are the unique notion a builder can opt for. As there are increased cases of tenant-related disputes being witnessed, there has been a vigilant department to authenticate the Identity including Police Verification and keep a record of the tenants and to make sure the lease is being followed coherently, thus making the whole leasing out process more smooth and avoid all irrelevant disputes."
Sustainable basic amenities
Not just the buildings and amenities, the developers should also adopt sustainable business practices to conserve the environment and lend an environment-friendly lifestyle to their community residents. To promote sustainable living, features like Rain Water Harvesting and STP(Sewage Treatment Plant) should be installed in the projects and the treated water is reused for Gardening and washing purposes.
To stand by the aspirations of the buyers and to inculcate the sense of trust among the buyers, the developers put in a lot of efforts. And, just like the developers have to be cautious, there are certain things buyers should take care of before buying any new property from any developer.