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What is called carpet area in real estate?

Shivendra Pratap Singh

Advocate (Lucknow)

Online advising since Oct. 2014

Property | RERA

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Carpet area refers to the actual area of a building unit that can be covered by a carpet. It is the area enclosed within the walls of the unit and does not include the thickness of the inner walls. It’s the area where the buyer can actually lay a carpet or put up furniture. It is usually smaller than the built-up area or super built-up area, which includes the area covered by the walls and common areas such as hallways and stairwells.

Carpet area is an important consideration for buyers, as it determines the usable space available in a unit. It’s important to note that the carpet area can vary significantly from the built-up or super built-up area, which can be misleading for buyers.

Carpet area is also an important factor to consider when comparing prices of different units, as it ensures that buyers are comparing units of similar size.

Under RERA (Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016), Developers are required to disclose the carpet area of the units, which is the area enclosed within the walls of the unit, to the buyers. This ensures that buyers have accurate information about the size of the unit and that they are not misled by the built-up or super built-up area.

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