Once you zero in on the property, check the builder’s paperwork ranging from commencement certificate for work, environmental clearance and approved building plans. Also ask for the status of the land title and see if the builder has bought the land or has just development rights for it. Here is a list of documents you should check. (a). Title Deed:Check whether the builder has a right over the prope rty. While buying a plot, see the title deed of the land to confirm if the builder has the full right to it. You can also take help from a lawyer to get the deed examined. Divakar Vijayasarathy, Co-founder, MeetUrPro.com, says, “A mere NOC (no-objection certificate) from the panchayat or the local body does not constitute approval by the authority.” (b). Release Certificate: If you are buying a property in resale, remember that it may have been pledged to get a bank loan. In such a case, you will have to get a release certificate from the bank, which will prove that the loan on the land has been repaid. Check Encumbrance Certificate: It is also important to verify that the land is free from all legal dues. (c). Verify land use: Verify the land-use zone as per the city master plan for the plot. You can get the plan from the local body office in your respective city.(d). Approvals by Local Body: Make sure that the entire layout has been approved by the development corporation and the local body of the city. (e). Property Tax Receipts: If you are buying a property in resale, ask for previous property tax receipts from the seller along with other bills. This way you can ensure there are no pending bills.