Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

 

Hello friends,

When we go to purchase a flat and when we first meet builders and real estate agents, we come to know about some terminologies like

Carpet area,

Built-up area,

Super built-up area,

Loading, etc.

Every builder Calculates the area of a property in a different way. So, while buying a property there is a lot of disconnect between what we pay and what we actually get.

If we see the complaints filed in consumer court,

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA
Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

The maximum number of cases are against builders on the issue of cheating. However, the latest real estate Act RERA real estate Regulation and development act passed by the central government in the year 2016 has now made it mandatory to sell flats on the basis of carpet area only because this is an area where many people get cheated.

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA
Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

So, first, we will start with

Carpet Area

A carpet area is also known as a net usable floor area and the space where one can spread a carpet. According to RERA, A carpet area is a net usable floor area of an apartment that includes usable spaces like a kitchen, toilet, bathroom, and internal partition walls.

Now this brings clarity that was not there before Rera was introduced.

For your reference, this is the plan for a 2BHK flat

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA
Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

and this is the carpet area which is marked in green color.

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA
Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

For better clarity am listing out the inclusions and exclusions in the carpet area.

Carpet Area Includes – The carpet area includes an area covered by internal partition walls of the Apartment, all rooms in a flat, kitchen, toilet, bathroom, cupboard places, and staircases within the property needs.

and,

Carpet Area Excludes –  The areas covered by the external walls surface, shops, balcony, utility area, open terrace area, live and lift lobby, staircase, Varanda, flower bed, and Clubhouse.

So while buying property, look at the carpet area and then make your decision because that is the number that will give you an idea of the actual usable space.

Now let us discuss,

Built-Up Area

Built-up Area Includes – The built-up area includes the carpet area, external walls, balconies, and service shop. Here I am showing the plan for a 2BHK flat which you can compare.

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA
Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

You can refer to this plan in which green color shows the carpet area and the blue color is added for external walls, balcony, and service shaft it all comprises of built-up area.

Built-up Area Excludes – The built-up area excludes an open terrace area, lift and lift lobby, staircase, Clubhouse, and swimming pool, roughly built-up area is approximately 10 to 15% more than the carpet area.

Now we will discuss

Super Built-Up Area

If you have already purchased a flat or property then you must be doing about the super built-up area.

I will give you my personal example,

In the Year 2015, when I was searching for a flat

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA
Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

I came across this complicated situation there was a difference between the area of a flat that was constructed 10 years and the area of a recently constructed flat.

Option 1

The flat which was constructed 10 years has an area of 800 square feet and its value was 60 lakh rupees. It’s per square feet rate will be 60 lakh divided by 800 is equal to 7,500 per square feet.

Option 2

A recently constructed flat that has an area of 1100 square feet and the price was 65 lakh rupees. is per square feet rate will be 65 lakh divided by 1100 is equal to 5990 square feet.

Here you will say that option 2 is better than option 1 because the area is more and the rate per square foot is less but when you see these flats physically then you will feel that the area of flat option 1 looks bigger than option 2.

The reason was, In option 1, 800 square feet is the built-up area and in option 2, 1100 square feet is the super built-up area.

When I asked about this area a real estate agent told me about the loading Factor. The loading on the recently constructed flat was more. The difference between a super built-up area and a carpet area is called loading.

When a builder constructs a building he constructs common areas like Clubhouse, lifts lobby, staircases, etc. which will be used by all the people in the building. So while deciding the price of a flat he adds the area of these common amenities in individual flats this area is called is super built-up area.

The Super built-up area is the built-up area + proportionate share of common areas such as lobbies, staircases, lift shafts, Clubhouse, air ducts, pipe Ducks & shafts, and other covered common facilities.

Super built-up area excludes open areas such as play areas, Gardens, parks, driveways, and roof terraces. The Super built-up area is approximately 20 to 40% more than the carpet area.

After RERA, It has become mandatory for all the Builders and developers to sell the flat on the basis of carpet area and not on the basis of super built-up area.

Before the year 2016, the builders used to sell flats on the basis of a super built-up area. So builders were getting more money because of the super built-up area and the government was also getting higher taxes in the form of stamp duty charges but the pain of buyers was not limited to this.

The buyer will be paying the maintenance charges for the lifetime on the basis of this build-up or super built-up area.

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA
Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

Earlier the carpet area on which the Builder calculates the price of the property was not defined. Every builder or developer had his own method of calculating carpet area.

Before RERA the builders used to inflate carpet areas as a result of which the cost of the property would also shoot up.

Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA
Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA

However, now the method of calculation of carpet area has been clearly defined by RERA and their developers would not be able to manipulate the calculation of carpet area in order to increase the prices.

So friends I have tried to explain the concept of Carpet area vs Built Up Area vs Super Built Up Area as per RERA and loading factor in this post.

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