Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Free Consultation-8,August,2012



Dear Sir,

I like to clarify few points from you, Is there any Rule that a Panchayat can acquire private owners property?My father in-law has got a plot near the panchayath office and its facing to the state highway. this plot has some coconut trees that is all and he is not planning to construct anything in the near future. some one told him to construct any building otherwise panchayath is trying to buy most of the property near by. its true also panchayath has bought some paddy fields and filled with soil and now its used for some storage place for panchayath.

My question is  there any rule that a private property can acquire by panchayath ?.


My Reply

No panchayath or government body can arbitrarily acquire your property without your consent.

In panchayath areas for road widening sometimes property is acquired even without seeking your written permission especially in cases where the property is left unattended with owner possibly away.But you can legally challenge such arbitrary acts of any government body .

Hence it is always better to have a proper compound wall done for the property.There can also be unlawful encroachment by others which you will not know in case you are living far away.



Dear Mr.Thomas,
Went through your site and understand that you offer assistance and advise for renovation of old heritage buildings.   I need your help for renovating my old residence.
This building is unwieldy and difficult to maintain today and I would like to know if any good suggestion could be carried out effectively for a moderate cost so that I get additional effective space to meet the modern requirements.
I would like you to first visit my house if you can for which you can lay forth your terms.

My reply

To start with, I will have to visit villa to be remodeled and study work involved for remodeling/extension

After the site visit, I will give a report on what exactly can be done on the existing structure to meet your expectations/needs

Based on this initial evaluation of work, using measurements collected from site and your old drawings related to the house if any, I will prepare what we call a Basic Plan for the modified house which will show positions and dimensions of rooms, doors and windows of the remodeled house  This Basic Plan if required can be revised  to meet your requirement fully, subject to our acceptance of your change requests.

After this, we will go systematically in a professional manner by providing complete professional care and technical guidance to reach your dream house.

Building Project at Palakkad


Good Morning Mr.Thomas,

I happened to view your free consultation web-site and would like to know that whether you undertake any projects at Chittur Palakkad, I am planning to build a house together with some professional advisers like you, please let me know whether you are interested and how much does it cost?

Have a great day.


My reply

Building construction has to start with a Site visit by an experienced learned Architect to study site conditions and surroundings.A detailed discussion with the client and Architect is required to study your needs for house along with your expectations and budget constraints if any

Once this first stage is completed,Architect will prepare a plan of the house considering these aspects:

1. Information provided by you on your needs, desires and hopes for the house.

2. Vasthu aspects

3. Traditional Kerala Architecture features

4. Modern architecture features

5. Structural engineering aspects to reduce cost of construction

6. Kerala Building Rules

7. Features of site and surroundings

A well-designed plan by a qualified professional with good experience in designing and building houses can give you better facilities, appearance and lesser cost of construction as the plan will reflect wealth of experience of the professional obtained by designing and building hundreds of houses

Most important factor for reducing cost of construction is to avoid wastages of space and wastage of money in building procedures.A good Architect can provide you that and also can give you better space utilisation for every bit of built up space

Whether construction can be done by us directly or acting as consultant can be decided only after assessing all aspects.We have directly built houses in different parts of Kerala state and outside also



Hello Thomas Sir,

This is Baiju here, I am planning to buy a plot of ( 33ft front width and 55ft Length)
This is facing a private road of 3meter width, which is the approach to the 3 plots. Mine is the last plot.

Please find attached the plan which I am considering to build. Can you please check and confirm if I can construct the house in 33 * 55 plot.

My reply

Plan taken from websites of builders or from any other source may not suit your plot dimensions,Vasthu considerations and your budget and needs for the house.

I have seen people wasting lakhs of rupees by using improper plan for the house.Only an expert can understand defects in plan just by seeing the plan.Any one can understand defects in plan after completion of structure of the building.Many people call me to see the building after completion of structure of building to advise them about what can be done to rectify defects noticed by the owner of the house .But nothing much can be done by me or any other expert at that stage

People generally are very happy to get plan of the house without charges or at very little charges.By saving a few thousands for getting a better plan from an expert,you are actually causing great financial losses in the building construction.Plan of the building is the most critical document for any construction and you will have to pay heavily for your careless behavior in going for any plan obtained from anywhere.

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