Certificate Course in Real Estate Laws

Three months fully online Certificate programme by National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata Scroll Down to Learn More

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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 8,000 5,000

Duration: 3 months

Can you advise someone on legal compliance required under the new Real Estate Act, 2016?

Do you know how to make due diligence report for a property?

Do you know how to get a property transferred in cases of wills and family settlement?

Can you advise your client on how to save taxes in real estate sector?

Do you know how to do a title search for a property?

How should you deal with real estate contracts and documentations?

What planning measures can you take to get FIPB approval for FDI in real estate sector?

Do you know how to prepare and record a deed?

Real estate sector in India has been witnessing an unparalleled economic growth in the country. Real estate industry contributes around 5-6% of total GDP. After increasing the FDI limits in real estate sector, India has huge potential to attract large foreign investments into real estate. Looking at the dynamics of this industry, several regulatory changes have been brought by the Government in this regard and it is mandatory for all the professionals involved in the industry to be well versed with the technicalities of real estate laws and regulations.

In this context, there is an ever-expanding opportunity for professionals to acquire highly-specialized skills in real estate advisory and litigation. Further, this course will also provide you with an understanding of complex issues involved in this spectrum and as to how can you advise companies to mitigate legal disputes in the real estate industry.

At law school, you only learn about basic concepts of real estate industry and how it is regulated. This course will enable you to use these concepts for structuring transactions and advise builders, agents and multinational corporations on how they can follow the real estate regulations and also keep a check on the loopholes to avoid any legal dispute.

NUJS, Kolkata has launched three-month Certificate Course in Real Estate Laws for young law students, CA, CS, lawyers, management consultants, businessmen, entrepreneurs, etc.

What will you learn in this course?

  • How to transfer a property received by a gift in your name?
  • How to make agreements and documentation for sale of real estate property?
  • How to comply with Planning and Zoning laws.
  • How to comply with the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016?
  • How to deal with mortgages and real estate finance?
  • How to draft Joint development agreements for real estate ventures?
  • How to prepare and record a deed.


Key features of the course - 

  1. What you would learn here cannot be learnt anywhere else. No other course, book, website or blog will teach the practical side of business laws the way this course does. Learn what corporate lawyers do on a regular basis straight from the best corporate lawyers in India!
  2. This is a certificate offered by National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, one of the most respected law schools in the country with strict academic checks and controls.
  3. Benefit from the vast experience of the Industry-Academia Panel constituted by NUJS, comprising of senior partners at India’s top law firms such as AMSS, JSA, AZB, senior advocates, senior government officials and successful businessmen.
  4. Learn by watching exciting videos, flowcharts, animations and case studies – save notes on the platform.
  5. This is not just another point to add to your CV – but a real-life skill development program which has already helped more than 1,000 learners in distinguishing themselves at recruitment, internship processes and their respective jobs. Students take up this course to gain practical legal knowledge and get better job opportunities. Senior lawyers opt for this course to update themselves in real estate laws. Top executives get valuable strategic knowledge that makes a real difference in their career growth and the growth of their respective organizations.   
  6. You can study at your own time and pace, on a computer or even a smartphone screen (Android as of now). No need to travel. All exams and written assignments will be conducted online.

Other features of the course

  • Learn anytime and from any location - 24 x 7 access available on mobile and tablet devices (Android) online
  • Faculty includes experts from the most reputed corporate law firms. Get doubts cleared in 24 hours.
  • Learning materials comprise of video discussions with experts, animation, study materials, checklists. Access sample agreements and approval applications.
  • Get doubts cleared within 24 hours over a discussion forum.
  • Those who complete the course successfully will receive certification from NUJS, Kolkata - certification will be based on performance in an online test.


Target audience

This course is specifically designed for young law students, CA, CS, lawyers, real estate promoters, agents and brokers, management consultants, businessmen, entrepreneurs, etc.

Course Contents

  • Real estate sector in India - an overview.
  • Real estate regulatory laws in India.
  • Importance of real estate laws for real estate and management professionals.
  • Who has the transferable interests and right to transfer
  • Transfer in case of lease
  • Transfer in special cases (government leases)
  • Wills and family settlement
  • Transfer by gift
  • Tenancy rights
  • How and where to make a title search
  • Importance of title search, revenue records
  • Searches for requisition, acquisition, encumbrances and charges
  • Searches for statutory clearances
  • Public Notice
  • How to prepare and record a deed
  • Stages in conveyance process.
  • What are the government fees to be paid
  • What are the applicable stamp duty on real estate transaction
  • Who is responsible for payment of stamp duty
  • Is it necessary to pay stamp duty on both agreements to Sale and Conveyance document?
  • Stamp duty and income tax
  • Mutation and its importance
  • Building plan approval
  • Due diligence Process

Sample documents: Due diligence checklist, Public notice format


  • The components and requirements of contracts for sale
  • Agreement to sale
  • Sale Deed
  • Lease Deed
  • Encumbrance Certificates
  • Gift deed
  • Power of Attorney
  • Remedies available for default of a contract of sale

Sample documents: Sample templates of real estate agreements


  • Joint-development models
  • Profit sharing and price determination
  • Property ownership and license to construct
  • Rights of land owner
  • Rights of developer
  • Rights of buyers
  • Critical issues in joint-development agreements

Sample documents: Joint venture agreements

  • Registration of housing cooperative societies
  • Societies bye-laws
    • Membership
    • Election of board members
    • Powers and duties
    • Validity of restrictions: restriction on sell, restriction on memberships based on caste, religion, gender, state, etc.
  • Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and its importance
Sample documents: Societies Bye Law
  • General understanding of Planning, Zoning laws
  • Sub-division of land, Master Plan/Town Plan Provisions
  • Building Bye-laws
  • Approvals & Sanctions
  • National Building Code
  • EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Clearance
  • Urban Land Ceiling Acts and its impact
  • Key aspects of mortgages including promissory notes
  • Operation of mortgages
  • Reverse Mortgage
  • Mortgage Deed
  • Leave and License Agreement
  • Rental Agreement
  • Rights and remedies in case of default
  • Different types of foreclosures
  • Types of loans
  • Secondary loan markets and issues
  • Loan Instruments - Lending practices, procedure & documentation
  • Typical issues in loan agreements
  • Property Insurance - Title Insurance, bank assurance, project insurance.
  • FDI restrictions on foreign investors
    • FDI in real estate companies
    • FDI in real estate development
    • FDI in integrated township development and settlements
  • Investment by NRIs and PIOs
  • Purchase of properties by foreign companies
  • Valuation, compliance and filing requirements
  • Guidelines for application in real estate
Sample documents
  • Income Tax
  • Service Tax
  • Wealth Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Tax implication for NRIs/PIOs
Module-11: Labour Law applicable to real estate sector

Industry Academia Panel

Abhyudaya Agarwal

COO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Jimit Shah

Proprietor at JPS Legal

Ketan Mukhija

General Counsel, SREI Group

Ramanuj Mukherjee

CEO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Sameer Jain

Partner at Pamasis Law Chambers

Shivi Agarwal

Partner, Amicus

Suhas Baliga

Principal, Impact Law Ventures

Sunil Agarwal

Senior Tax Partner, AZB Partners, Noida

Success Stories

Imagine how it would be if you could navigate the usual legal and regulatory mess with ease, and make better decisions as you scale your business or career growth. Regulatory and legal difficulties is a huge hurdle to doing business in India, and very few people have mastery over it. We are inviting you to find out more about how we can add a touch of magic to your growth. Here are some amazing success stories of our students who have taken up our courses.

My purpose of joining the course is certainly fulfilled; it has given me the much needed practical knowledge of law. All modules in the course are designed with emphases on practical knowledge. The concepts are not explained theoretically but in a practical manner. I personally found the module on business structuring, institutional finance, and raising investment to be most beneficial for me. I am able to utilize this knowledge in my current job also.

Shivam Dubey

Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

All that I learned from the course is very relevant to me and helps me every single day. I still refer the course notes. Once, we were working on a transaction which involved export-import compliance. It was something I had never done before and none of my team members had an experience with it. I had only the basic idea about it and that is when I realized that I have studied it in my diploma course. I referred the course material and handled the transaction totally based on the knowledge gained through the diploma course, it gave me the basic idea of what to check and how to check.

Ananya Banerjee

Managing Partner, Unico Legale

I can definitely say that this course has added value to my profile and facilitated my growth. The knowledge gained through this course has boosted my confidence and helped me get through many interviews. I found the modules on Arbitration, FDI, and Corporate Governance to be extremely informative. The module on drafting provided various templates that gave you a framework to build on. The webinars by various industry experts was an added advantage of this course. These were exceptionally outstanding, interactive and provided the much needed insights from a commercial point of view.

Mehak Gupta

Associate, Economic Laws Practice

I am a computer science engineer by education, but an entrepreneur by profession. Having had no formal education in running a business I was always led to a lot of "learning the hard way". When iPleaders launched the course for Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws, in an e-learning mode I took up the course with the objective to understand all legal nuances related to running a business. The course covered things like; understanding of ESOP, Sweat Equity, Company Policy, License agreements, IP related law, EULA and lots of other content which made sense for our business.

Atul Gupta

Managing Director of InSync Tech-Fin Solutions Ltd

I am a practicing Cyber lawyer in Mumbai for the past 3 years and have founded Cyberjure Legal Consulting. The course was a very good learning experience, and I am glad I did it. It helped me understand the nuances of many laws which we studied in college, but never went into practical applicability of the same. The stuff I learnt in the course helped me in my matters too, and in structuring e-commerce start-ups.

Puneet Bhasin

Founder, Cyberjure Legal Consulting, Mumbai

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