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Gaining heights... at what cost?
From the old Madras terrace to the modern high-rise, Chennai's buildings have come a long way indeed in assimilating the latest technology. But such progress appears to have come at a cost. S. SHANKER throws light on the structural safety of buildings.


BRICK & MORTAR
Housing for the new genre
Facilities such as club, gymnasium and recreation hall in group-housing projects promote community participation.
LEGAL CHAT
Law of Gifts and Settlements
If you want to present immovable property to someone whom you care for, you may do so by way of a transfer for inadequate consideration. Such transfers can be in the form of Gifts or Settlements. Some details of the law governing the same...
AROUND THE COUNTRY
Poised for a major leap
70 per cent of commercial space in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore is seen to be absorbed by IT/ITES companies alone during 2004.
GREEN VISTAS
Aesthetics of not being hemmed in
While fencing is a standard demarcation, providing security and privacy to the area, the possibility of not having one for aesthetic enhancement is just gaining ground in India.
HEALTYSPEAK
Love thy neighbour!
Is some activity in your neighbour's house disturbing the peace in your apartment? The best way to handle it is to walk into his house with an open mind and enquire.
Kanavu Illam Expo- 2004
"BUILDERS LINE", a magazine on the realty industry is organising a housing fair, "Kanavu Illam Expo- 2004". The ongoing fair at Valluvar Kottam will be on till November 28. Apart from leading building firms from Chennai, the fair will also ...
Realty Check — No: 7
3. It's a temporary barrier constructed to exclude water from an area that is normally submerged<18>. 4. Otis. Inventor of the safety elevator. 5. They all are examples of `bearing masonry' construction. Winners 1) Mrs. ...
Queries on Capital Gains tax
We have been receiving numerous queries from readers on computation of capital gains tax on sale of house property. Most of these queries do not contain the required information for us to answer them correctly. Readers may furnish the ...
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Capital Gains
Question: I request your advice on Capital Gains Tax payable on the sale of my property in Chennai recently. I am an NRI and remitted funds from overseas for land and construction cost. (a) If I invest sale proceeds in NABARD Capital ...
Procedure for Patta
Question: I purchased a ground at Adambakkam in 1978 and constructed a house on it out of my own resources. I took some steps to get patta on the property. As my Government job made me shift from place to place, I could not pursue the ...
Alternate steps to recover money
Question: Six of us booked flats from a builder in Bangalore paying full value. The builder did not complete the project, citing financial problems and pleaded for a refundable interest-free advance of Rs.1.5 lakhs extra from each of us ...

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