How to find survey number with address, Know More about the Land Survey Number

Investment in land is a tried and tested method of getting positive returns because the value of land appreciates with time and the investor lands in a win-win situation. But risk and return go hand in hand and land is no exception to this rule. The amount of fraudulent activities in this sector is huge and for this reason, understanding the role of survey number is important.

What is a Survey Number?

Land survey number is the identity of the land. For record-keeping purpose, the land authorities map every inch of land under their control and assign a particular number to that piece of land. The number so assigned is called the land survey number. Once the actual shape, size, boundaries and other parameters of the land are thoroughly examined by the land authorities, the survey number is allocated for future reference.

How does the land survey number help the buyers?

While getting the property registered, punching in the land survey number is important because it helps the buyer understand the minute details of the land he/she intends to buy. The following details can be assessed by the buyer:

  • Kind of land (Agricultural or Industrial)
  • Location of the property
  • Number of owners
  • Boundaries
  • Adjoining plots and the owners

Let’s understand this concept with the help of an example. Suppose a person who is not a framer owns a piece of agricultural land on the outskirts of the city. Now, this becomes clear that a non-farmer owning agricultural land is inappropriate. So if this information is concealed from you at the time of entering into any deal, you can land in trouble. But if you know the land survey number you can cross-check the information on the kind of land and verify the details before being duped of millions in the transaction.

Let’s take another situation where an inherited property is passed from one generation to the other and there are many owners of the same. In this case, the consent of each of the owners is mandatory for the sale transaction to be lawful. Through land survey details you can gather the information on all the owners and in this way, no one can dupe you.

While buying any property consider the following points:

  • Verify the original documents
  • In case of an already constructed building, verify the approved building plans.
  • Obtain an encumbrance certificate from the registrar
  • The title search must be done

How can you get the land survey number?

The land survey number is written on the sale deed. You can check it by logging on to the official portal of the state where the property is to find the land survey number. For instance, https://meebhoomi.ap.gov.in is the official portal for the state of Andhra Pradesh; https://jamabandi.nic.in is for Haryana and so on. If this doesn’t work, you can go to the municipality office and visit the officials to gather the required information on the land survey number. Various mobile apps have been launched by some states to ease access to land information. For example, Dishank app can be downloaded to gather land-related information in the state of Karnataka.

How can the land survey number be verified?

 The land survey number on the sale deed can be verified by cross-checking with what is written on the property tax bill. In case of any discrepancy, you must report it to the municipal authorities and get the same rectified.

Ultimate responsibility rests on the vigilance of the buyers before entering into any deal. Before buying any land, make sure you know the land survey number and the details match with what has been written on tax receipts and numerous other official documents issued by the municipality office. Visit the concerned officials if you find something amiss and ensure that you are not caught in a trap.

Thus land survey number is a useful piece of information while buying or selling property, resolving legal disputes (if any) and planning the development of the adjoining areas. Keep this information handy lest you should fall prey to the miscreants in the deal. Be an informed and smart buyer when access to information is just a click away.


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