1. If you plan to purchase a property in a private housing scheme, verify from the local regulatory authority like LDA, MDA, RDA, FDA, CDA etc. that the housing scheme is approved or not? Do not rely on the advertisements alone.
  2. Inquire from the management of housing society about the property they have actually acquired and cross check from Land Revenue Department / Punjab Land Records Authority Website.
  3. Inquire from the management of housing scheme whether they will get the land transferred onto your name in revenue record or simply allot it to you. We advise you that it is better that the land is transferred onto your name.
  4. If you are purchasing property from a private person, verify clean title of the seller from the local revenue authorities.
  5. In the case of agricultural land if you have purchased property in a joint holding, get it demarcated properly and partitioned from local court.
  6. If you have inherited any property, get it transferred onto your name without further delay.
  7. After purchasing property through Registered Sale Deed ensure that mutation is entered in land record because entry of mutation validates you as owner of property otherwise mere sale deed does not serve the purpose.
  8. After every four years you should get a copy of Jama Bandi showing your title and extent of property owned by you.
  9. In case of purchasing a house already having tenants, prefer to get it vacated completely replacing the previous tenants by new ones with fresh tenancy/lease agreement duly registered by Rent Registrar.
  10. Open plots are prone to illegal possession, hence construct boundary wall with a gate to safeguard your property.
  11. Before purchasing property, give a notice in local newspaper through your lawyer.
  12. If you have a property which is lying vacant, it is better for you to properly lock it in case of a house, and arrange for a guard.
  13. If you are going to lease out your property, sign a rent agreement, register it with Rent Registrar and also provide a copy of the same to your local police station.
  14. If you are making benami transactions, keep original documents of property and payment receipts with you.