Illegal Property

How to Avoid Illegal Housing Schemes in Pakistan

June 29, 2022

According to the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Islamabad has around 140 unlawful housing communities. The civic administration published a list claiming that only 64 societies are authorised. Following an additional investigation by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), it was discovered that only 22 of the 64 authorised societies[...]

RDA campaign against illegal housing schemes

March 14, 2022

RAWALPINDI: While campaigning against illegal housing schemes, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) advised the general public against investing in unauthorised projects. Over 300 unapproved housing societies are operating in the garrison city, revealed RDA. The allottees have been asked to contact RDA to file a case against the illegal housing[...]

Local govt. to initiate action against illegal housing schemes in Peshawar

February 17, 2022

PESHAWAR: The Local government has initiated action against illegal housing schemes operating in the provincial capital. Under this campaign, the authorities have been directed to register cases against the owners and management teams operating these housing societies and deceiving the public. In this regard, a detailed report will be submitted[...]

Making Safe Investments through Property Verifications

January 10, 2022

Introduction Pakistan’s real estate sector offers itself as one of the most lucrative and stable investment options for millions of people. A healthy Return on Investment (ROI) makes it one of the most profitable sectors. However, real estate investment is more complex than buying a property at a lower price[...]

The Importance of Quality Listings in the Real Estate Sector of Pakistan

January 7, 2022

Introduction Property listings in real estate are property records for sale or rent by an authorised agent. Listed properties refer to the available properties in the market. In more legal terms, a listing also represents an agreement between an agent and property owner, allowing the agent to show and facilitate[...]

70% of Lahore illegally built: DG Punjab ACE Gohar Nafees

December 10, 2021

LAHORE: Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Director-General Gohar Nafees revealed that around 70% of Lahore is unlawfully constructed.  Over 7,000 complaints filed out of a total of 28,756 are related to revue, he further added. The department has yet to take a position on how to resolve the problem. The administration[...]

Anti-Corruption Day: Cognisance of Illegal Housing Societies

December 9, 2021

‘December 9’ marks the World Anti-Corruption Day – symbolising the concept as a disease in social and moral contexts, which gradually envelops the aspects of the system and hollows out the foundations of the whole system. Corruption can be of any form – tangible or intangible, in the form of[...]

MCI campaigns against illegal housing societies

December 1, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has barred all housing schemes from advertising their projects in the federal capital unless NOC from the regulatory authority - CDA is issued. The announcement was made in a notification issued. Prior to this, the Capital Administration launched Pakistan’s first ‘Property Verification Centre’ in[...]

List of NOCs required for Project Approval in Jurisdiction of CDA

November 24, 2021

The construction of any real estate project requires several approvals in the form of a ‘non-objection certificate’ (NOC) from the regulatory development body, constituted according to the policies approved by the Federal Government. The NOCs ensure timely approval of layout and construction plans, issuing requisite NOCs from concerned departments and[...]

The Role of Cadastral Mapping in identifying Encroachments and Illegal projects

November 22, 2021

Transforming the real estate practices, ‘Cadastral Mapping’ is defined as a comprehensive system to highlight the boundaries of subdivisions of land, help determine the property’s location, indicate its size and shape, and reveal geographic relationships that affect property valuation. This Digital technology was recently launched in three major Pakistan cities[...]