Understand the Terminology When Buying Apartment in Gurgaon

By: Neel Saini

There is, in fact, no general formula to calculate constructed space; hence any of these three concepts can be used to measure an area. Moreover, there is no specific universal definition of these area related terms. The terminology for properties in India is different and requires special attention.

In general, carpet area is the area enclosed by the walls of the flat or house. In other words, it is the area, which you can cover with carpets. Built up area includes carpet area plus the areas occupied by the walls.

The concept of super built area is most intricate and it includes all the common areas like corridor, lobby, elevator, as well as staircases. The area of the terrace, at times, is also included in the super built area. The total common area plus constructional area divided by the number of flats determines the actual measurement of super build area allotted per unit flat.

The segregation of these areas is essential for the buyer, because a builder can show even 60 to 80% of the super built area as the carpet area. Eventually it means the carpet area shown as 2000 sq ft can be, in actual, any area between 1200 sq ft and 1600 sq ft. It is such a crucial legal matter, if it is not mentioned in the original agreement, make sure the builder provides the break-up in the final sale deed it is better to insist the builder to mention this point to avoid legal litigation in future. Visit MastGhar.com to learn more about Gurgaon apartments.

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