Super Built-up Area: Clarifying the Concept in Indian Real Estate

by Godrej Properties Limited

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What is the Super Built-up Area?

When it comes to buying or renting a property in India, you may often come across the term "super built-up area." A super built-up area means the total area in a property, which includes not only the actual usable area but also a proportionate share of common areas such as corridors, lobbies, staircases, and other amenities. It is important to have a clear understanding of this concept to avoid any confusion and make informed decisions in real estate transactions.

Differentiating Super Built-up Area from Carpet Area and Built-up Area

To fully grasp the concept of a super built-up area, it is essential to understand its relationship with carpet area and built-up area.

Carpet Area:

Carpet area refers to the proper usable area inside the walls of a property, excluding any common areas or walls. It is the area where you can place your carpet or any other flooring material.

Built-up Area:

The built-up area includes the carpet area along with the area covered by the walls of the property. It includes the consistency of the inner and outer walls.

Super Built-up Area:

The super built-up area is the complete built-up area along with a proportionate share of common areas. It includes the built-up area with a percentage of the common areas like lobbies, passages, staircases, elevators

Understanding the Significance

Cost Calculation and Pricing

One of the significant implications is its impact on the cost calculation and pricing of a property. Builders and developers typically determine the price per square foot based on the super built-up area.

Allocation of Common Area Costs

Another important aspect of a super built-up area is the allocation of costs for the maintenance and upkeep of common areas. As the super-built-up area includes a proportionate share of common areas, the maintenance charges and other related costs are distributed among all the property owners or tenants based on their respective super-built-up areas.

Clarifying Misconceptions and Transparency

The super-built-up area has sometimes been a subject of confusion and misunderstanding in the real estate sector. However, the introduction of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) in India has brought more transparency 

Final Words:

Understanding the concept of a super built-up area is crucial when considering a property in the Indian real estate market. It helps you evaluate the actual usable space, assess the value for money, and comprehend the allocation of costs for common area maintenance.

 

Frequently asked questions

1. How is the super built-up area calculation done? 

Ans. The super built-up area is calculated by adding the built-up area of a property along with a proportionate share of the common areas. The percentage allocated to common areas may vary from project to project and is usually mentioned in the project documentation.

2. Is the super built-up area the same for all properties within a project? 

Ans. No, the super built-up area can vary for different properties within the same project.

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