1We continue to enjoy our ancestral heirloom and the abode with which lot of sweet memories are attached.
2We enjoy the appreciation on the property which continue to happen for all properties without going through the hardship of negotiating, selling and purchasing another property.
3According to some experts, if the property is converted into flats which its present owners intend to occupy for personal use and occupation in that case they cannot be subjected to capital gain tax.
4In the event we have any requirement of cash the same can be met by the security deposits paid by the developer at the time of signing and execution of the development contract without it being subjected to any kind of Capital or Income tax.
5An alternate accommodation during the development and construction over our existing property is usually provided by the developer for which the owners do not have to pay any tax. In the event the sale of property if the sale proceeds are used for the alternate accommodation no such tax exemption is available.
6When we own and occupy the flats constructed on our own property we are obviously not subjected to any brokerage, legal charges, stamp duty or registration fees etc.
7In most cases the value of the flats acquired by us in lieu of the land or the old property is 50-100 percent higher than the original value of the land or the property as is evident from the following example. Where a property worth 10 lakh is being developed instead of being sold at 50/50 joint venture with the developer.
(A land worth Rs. 10 lakhs gets converted to flat of Rs. 15 lakhs)
This is better option than selling the land where the take home is less than the value of land).
From the calculation cited above, it is evident that when we develop the property instead of selling, our returns are most of the times more than 100 percent higher. It is therefore, always advisable never to sell a property but instead get it developed by a reputed developer having an impeacable track record after making a thorough background and performance searched and after satisfying ourselves about his capabilities, performance and track record.