CDA Makes Big Changes to Property Transfer System


The Capital Development Authority (CDA) said that it had simplified the processes for property transfer and other procedures in order to help people.

“We have gotten rid of unneeded requirements so that property-related issues can be dealt with quickly,” according to the civic agency in a press release.

The initial announcement reveals that the printing of transfer letters for the branches under Estate Management-I was to be centralized.

From 1st August, the assistant director of the One-Window Operation Directorate shall be made responsible for admitting the case, printing the transfer letter, signing and stamping it, and afterward handing it over to the transfer on the same day.

The press release further said that the Directorate of Information Technology had been directed to guarantee all arrangements to be in place by August 1st.

The CDA stated that initially, the procedure of issuing transfer letters for all departments being dealt with by Estate Management-I had been centralized, however, the process of issuing transfer letters for properties in sectors dealt with by the Estate Affectees Section would be centralized.

Moreover, the modification in the requirement for getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Building Control Section for the transfer of properties to legal heirs under the inheritance law will now need legal heirs to submit an undertaking to the CDA that they will eliminate any illegal structures after completion of the legal heirship procedure. The required processing fee of the Building Control Section must be transferred as per practice.

Under this new process, once Estate Affectees, Section Estate Management-I, and State Management-II receive an application/legal documentation for legal heirship, they will present the case to Building Control Directorate in a bid to determine if any violations of Building Control Regulations have occurred.

In case, if Building Control Regulations cause violations, the legal heirs will be required to submit an affidavit to CDA guaranteeing that they will remove the violation within six months. Besides, the property cannot be transmitted to the legal heirs until the violation of the Building Control Regulations 2020 is resolved.

Meanwhile, the time period for issuance of a No-Demand Certificate (NDC) by Estate Management-I and Estate Management-II has also been reduced to four days. Keeping this in mind, instructions have been issued to complete the process in four days of submitting the documents.