Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has issued new directives to simplify the property transfer procedure, news sources reported on July 27. The modified procedures involve No-Objection Certifications (NOCs), No-Demand Certificates (NDCs), property transfers to legal heirs, and building safety certificates.
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Reportedly, the CDA has issued directives to various estate managements working under it to reduce the number of unnecessary steps and expedite resolution of the property-related matters. The following are the details of the streamlined procedure:
Printing of transfer letters
● Beginning on August 1, Estate Management-1 will print and issue transfer letters of property in a simple two-step process.
● Under the process, after accepting the case, the assistant director of the One-Window Operation Directorate would take a print of the transfer letter and sign, stamp, and emboss it, then pass it over to the transferee on the same day.
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NOC letters for inheritance property
● Beginning from August 1, only an undertaking will be required to transfer property to legal heirs after satisfaction with the legal codes.
● The legal heirs will provide the CDA with an undertaking that they will remove any unlawful structures after the legal heirship procedure is completed.
● Upon receipt of the application/legal documents for legal heirship, the Estate Affectees, Estate Management-I, and Estate Management-II Sections would transfer the case for obtaining reports from the Building Control Directorate (BCD) to assess the infringement of Building Control Regulations 2020.
● In the case of a building code infringement, the legal successor will be given six months to address the specific complaint before the transfer notice is issued.
No-Demand Certificate (NDC)
For the NDC, the following measures will be adopted:
● The issue of a No-Demand Certificate (NDC) for Estate Management-I and Estate Management-II will now take four days.
● In case of a legal complication, the allottee or applicant will promptly be notified as to why the NDC was not provided at their request.
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It is also worth noting that the CDA and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) have recently inked an agreement to facilitate property transfers and eliminate legal difficulties in property-related affairs.