A non-resident Indian (NRI) is a citizen of India who holds an Indian passport and has temporarily immigrated to another country for six months or more for employment, residence, education or any other purpose.NRI can avail loan of two types of Loan ie called as NRI Home Loan and NRI Personal Loan.
The Indian real estate market is attractive for non-resident Indians (NRIs) as it is easier to earn in a stronger currency and pay in Indian rupees. Things also becomes easier as they can avail Home Loans from banks in India to purchase property here.
Owning a home is a dream for most of us and thanks to the diverse Home Loan schemes available to make that dream a reality. How is this different in case of Non- Resident Indians (NRI)? Is it equally easy for them to obtain a Home Loan and own the property of their choice? NRI Home Loans are now easily available in India, subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. NRIs can avail Home Loan to purchase property in India. Though it's called NRI Home Loan, it's just like the loan offered to the resident Indian in many respects. Each bank has maintained a list of approved places for NRI's. NRI's working in this countries find it very easy to get an approval on their Home Loan. NRI's working in places which are in negative may not be able to get Home Loans.
Under the RBI regulations, the repayment of the Housing loan by NRIs can only be made by remittances from abroad through normal banking channels or through NRE/NRO account. The amount must be payable in Indian Rupees only.
It is advised that the Power of Attorney is preferably a Resident of India. Having said that, there would be certain procedures which have to be followed in order to execute the same:
• The execution of the power of attorney must be done on a stamp paper or plain paper, as the case may be in the country where the power of attorney is being executed.
• The signatures of the executants have to be attested by an official of the Indian Embassy, Indian Consulate or Trade Commissioner, in the country where the executants reside.
• The signature of the attorney should be verified in India by a Notary, his employer or his banker on a separate piece of paper which should be submitted to Banks / NBFC's together with the Power of Attorney.
Owning a property is a dream come true for every individual so we at Creative Finserve suggest you to apply for NRI Home Loan once you intent to buy a property so that you will come to know the eligibility of your NRI Home Loan which will help you to identify the property according to your budget. Even if the property is selected you can apply for a NRI Home Loan.
The general factors taken into account while determining the eligibility of NRI Home Loan are listed below:
1. Age (Min. 25 Year)
2. Maximum 58 age at time of closure of the loan for the salaried
3. Total work Experience 3 yrs
5. Non Resident Indian
The process involved in availing the NRI Home Loan is as follows
• Property Valuation
• Personal discussion
• Sanctioning of the Loan
Following are the list of the documents for NRI Home Loan
Every bank has its own method for calculating eligibility so Creative Finserve team will work on the basis of the details provided by you to get the best deal.
Yes in NRI Home Loan the banks also add-up the co-applicants income to determine the eligibility.
The eligibility is based on the years remaining for retirement & the income.
Lenders sanction NRI Home Loan for salaried customer in 25 working days.
In NRI Home Loan Rate of interest will remain same throughout the tenure is fixed interest rate.
Yes, the loan amount can be decreased by the Bank if the customer's requirement is lesser than the sanctioned amount.
Yes in few conditions you can get the loan amount enhanced / revised.
If the income eligibility is there and you have applied for lesser loan amount or,
If you have not added co-applicants income while applying the loan or,
If your salary has increased after your Home Loan sanctioned than with the revised salary slip you can ask bank to increase the loan amount.
Where you have availed only a part of NRI Home Loan, you would be required to pay Banks/NBFC only the interest on the amount disbursed till the full loan is availed. This interest is called pre-EMI interest and is payable monthly till the final disbursement of NRI Home Loan is made, after which the EMIs would commence.
Pre Approved property NRI Home Loan is also called as APF [Approved Project Finance]. This means that the developer had got the legal aspect of the property approved form various banks and NBFC's, Under such circumstances banks need not required to do technical verification if the customer has selected the property in the said project.
Carpet Area is the area enclosed within the walls, actual area to lay the carpet. This area does not include the thickness of the inner walls. It is the actual useable area of an apartment, office, unit, showroom etc.
Built up Area consists of carpet area, area covered by inner and outer walls and additional areas mandated by the authority such as flower beds, dry balcony etc.
Super Built Up Area is the built up area plus proportionate area of common facilities such as the lobby, lifts, shaft, stairs, etc. Sometimes it may also include the common areas such, swimming pool, garden, clubhouse, etc. This term is therefore only applicable in the case of multi-dwelling units.
The building plan made by the developer which is approved by the Municipal Corporation or the concerned authority is approved plan.
CC means Commencement Certificate. A commencement certificate is issued by the local authorities to allow the builder to begin construction once all norms have been met. Unless the commencement certificate is granted, the construction is illegal. It is subsequent to the approved plan. During Home Loan CC is very much important document required for sanctioning your loan specially when it is under construction project.
OC means Occupation Certificate. This certificate issued by the local municipal body to the builder / developer once the said building is complete in all respects and fit for occupation. During Home Loan OC is very important document required for sanctioning your loan.
Conveyance is the act of transferring ownership rights of the property (plot of land where the building is built) from the developer / builder / development authority to the society.
In a society share certificate is issued to its members (flat owners); it is a legal document that certifies ownership of a specific distinctive number of shares in a society. Share certificate will bear the seal of the society & will be signed by the Chairman, and the Secretary. During Home Loan Share Certificate is very much important document required for sanctioning your loan.
It is a duty collected by the state government. It is paid as per the true market value as assessed by the Stamp Office. Stamp duty is decided by the respective State and hence would vary from state to state. When an agreement is to be franked, it needs to be unsigned and undated.
The agreement should be registered with the Sub-Registrar of assurances under the provisions of the Indian Registration Act. Stamp duty is to be paid prior to the Registration.
The minimum area required in NRI Home Loan is 500sqft. It may vary from bank to bank.
In NRI Home Loan legal verification is a process where all the agreements & documents related to the concerned property are given to a lawyer to verify the legal and title of the concerned property. It is done by panel of qualified lawyers appointed by the Banks/NBFC.
In NRI Home Loan technical is a process where the valuator assigned by the BANK/NBFC evaluate the cost of the property, checks its permissions and the condition of the building. It also checks whether the property is mortgagable and free from all legal issues.
OCR means Own Contribution Receipt. It is the amount paid by the purchaser to his seller and a receipt acquired for the same. It is advisable for the purchaser to pay his own contribution to the builder / seller by cheque and obtain receipts for the same.
NOC means No Objection Certificate. It is asked by the lenders from builders/society on their letter head. In this letter the builder / society mentions that they have noted in their books the charge created by them on the said property. All Banks/NBFC have their own format which builders/society need to oblige. To obtain this all the dues & transfer charges of the society need to be cleared. It is mandatory to the committee to issue the NOC in the prescribed banks format under Maharashtra Co-operative Society Act, 1960 u/s 79(2)(a).
MV is called as Market Value. It is the actual cost of the property in a particular area at that point of time.
LTV - Loan to Value Ratio It is the percentage of Loan amount that can be provided with respect to the Value of the property.
The case is disbursed & the cheque is given when all process is complete i.e. Loan agreement is signed, PDC's, ECS, NOC is given. The original documents of the property is mortgaged and submitted & all the pre-disburse conditions is complete.
An equitable mortgage is the transfer of an interest in property to a lender as a security for a loan of money on the condition that this interest will be returned to the owner when the terms of the mortgage have been satisfied or performed. Bank/NBFC give this loan by deposit of title deeds of the property (interest) with the lender.
In this case property is registered with sub-registrar and charge is created against the property in Government records.
Yes! This process is called as switching (from fixed to floating & vice versa. Firstly to switch the Bank/NBFC must have attractive fixed / floating rate options. Lenders charge switching charges. This clause is generally mentioned in the loan agreement which is signed before disbursement.
Once the case is sanctioned the banks charge the customers Processing / Administrative charges. There is also certain validity of the sanction letter. After that time the bank may or may not revalidate the sanction letter on the charges paid earlier.
Even if one dose not avail disbursement banks rarely return charges taken from the customer which they have already collected.
The 'Agreement to Sell' in a property transaction is a legal document executed on a stamp paper that records in writing the understanding between the buyer and the seller and all the details of the property such as area, possession date, price etc.
In many Indian states, the Agreement to Sell is required to be registered by law. We suggest that in your own interest you should register the Agreement within four months of the date of the Agreement at the office of the Sub-Registrar appointed by the State Government, under the Indian Registration Act, 1908.
Encumbrance on a property refers to claims or charges on the property due to liabilities such as unpaid loans and bills. It is critical that during your home search you consider properties which are free of encumbrances of any sort.
An under construction property refers to a home which is in the process of being constructed and where possession would be handed over to the buyer at a subsequent date.
In case of an under construction property, Banks/NBFC will disburse your Home Loan in installments based on the progress of construction, as assessed by Banks/NBFC and not necessarily according to the developer's agreement. You are advised in your own interest to enter into an agreement with the developer wherein the payments are linked to the construction work and not pre-defined on a time-based schedule.
Yes! There is no clause by the RBI, which restricts an NRI to rent the properties acquired by them. The amount received from rentals can also be repatriated back to the country they are residing in, without any restriction.