Real Estate industry in India uses different terms to indicate property and different units for area measurement. To comprehend the proposal of a seller, one must have a proper idea about units for land measurement. This is because any business regarding a property needs land records and documents. Moreover, to ascertain the value of the land you are purchasing, land measurement is a necessity.
Even if you are selling a property, you are bound to measure your land in terms of certain units and therefore knowledge about the units and their conversions are needed. The common units for land measurement are Square Yards, Square Meter, Square Feet, Acre and Hectare. At times you may need to convert Square Feet to Square Yards, or Square Meter to Square Yards, and other conversions as per region and the requirements. 1 Square foot is equivalent to 0.1111 square yards and 1 Square Meter is equivalent to 1.19599 square yards.
Acres and Hectares are used for agricultural land measurements. Now you must be acquainted with how many types of property come under real estate. They are residential, commercial, agricultural, rental, and some special properties. Agricultural property cannot be used to construct buildings. These properties need to be converted into residential properties at first. Those regions that use Square Yards as their units for land measurement, may ask you to convert Acre to Square Yards or Hectare to Square Yards.
To calculate the area of land, at first you must check whether the plot is of any common geometric pattern or not. Suppose the plot is rectangular. Finding the area of regular shapes is easy with mathematical formulas. So to find the area of a rectangular plot, you must multiply the length and breadth. But if the plot is irregular in shape, then you first divide it into several geometric shapes. Find the areas of each one with their respective arithmetic formula, and then add them. While purchasing a residential property like flat or individual houses, you must measure the Carpet Area. This is the actual functioning area within the boundary wall. Depending on the area, the prices are fixed.
What are Square Yards?
Square Yards is a standard land measurement unit used globally. Later it got replaced by Square Metres in several English speaking countries. But are still widely used in the US, the UK, Canada, India, and Pakistan. One square yard land means the area of a plot having 1 Yard on each side. Being a square plot, the length and breadth become the same, and therefore the area is length×breadth. There is no universal symbol for Square Yards.
In India, though Square Feet is made a mandatory unit, some local governments have instructed their real estate investors to measure land in terms of Square Yards and fix a price depending on the measurement.
1 Square Yard is equivalent to
- 9 Square Feet
- 0.000207 acres
- 0.8361 Square Meter
- 0.000084 hectares
What is Guntha?
Guntha, pronounced as Gunta as well, is a regional unit of land measurement that is used in South India. The other units used here are Ground, Cent, Ankanam, and Kuncham. The rural of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra use Guntha to measure land. As the urban hubs have been using standard units of measurement, these regional units are bounded in the rural areas. In India, 1 Guntha is equivalent to
1089 Square Feet
121 Square Yards
101.17 Square Meter
Guntha is also used in Pakistan. 1 Guntha here is equivalent to 120 Square Yards.
The northern and western region of India uses Gaj, Bigha, Biswa, Killa, Kanal, Sarsai, Marla, and Ghumaon. Kanal and Marla served as primary units for land measurement during British Rule but is now restricted to the rural with standardization of units in urban India. The eastern states use Katha, Chatak, Decimal, Dhur, and Lecha.
Ares/Are was used as the primary land measurement unit globally after the introduction of the metric system in 1795. Later in 1960 after rationalisation of the metric system, it was no longer recognised by the International System of Units. Though it is used in India yet converting Ares/Are to Square Yards before selling is the most preferred option.
How to Convert Guntha to Square Yards?
To convert Guntha to Square Yards manually, you must know that 1 Guntha is equal to 121 Square Yards. For example, you have 100 Guntha, among which you want to sell 10 Guntha. This part of the land is needed to be converted in Square Yards. So multiply the total area with 121 and the result is 1210 Square Yards. Similarly, you can convert Kanal to Square Yards or Ground to Square Yards. 1 Kanal is equal to 105 Square Yards. 1 Ground is equivalent to 266.6667 Square Yards. Problems with manual calculation arise when the values have a fractional part of decimal places. You should round off the value to make it less difficult for calculation. The result obtained is an approximate value though doesn't have a huge difference with the actual one. Even if you are converting Bigha to Square Yards or Biswa to Square Yards, there is a difficulty in finding the value of the units for the particular place.
To solve these problems, you can use an online area converter tool. Using this tool is very easy and is available free of cost. Anyone can use this tool via any device, at any time, and from anywhere. Moreover, the result obtained is appropriate and reliable. You don't have to spend a lot of time calculating while your device will solve the problem with some correct inputs. What inputs do we need to give, right? We need to provide the area of land, the measuring unit, the region of the country we want to search the land in, and the unit we want to convert into.
Why is it necessary to convert regional units to standard units?
India is a country with a vast population and major geographic diversity. Each region has its units for land measurement but the values are not standard. This means the value of a particular unit in one state may differ from another state. Even the variation may occur within one state. This will result in different results while calculating a piece of land. Also, it becomes difficult to remember the value for a particular region every time one performs a business. From the buyer's side, there remains a lot of chance of getting cheated or may need to pay more. Since the price of a property is fixed according to its measurement in terms of a particular unit. Therefore, one needs to convert these regional units into standard ones.
Under the Real Estate Regulatory Authority, the Indian Government has made Square Feet a mandatory unit for land measurement. All the real estate properties and agents are asked to be registered under RERA and comply with the rules and regulations led down by the authority. Local governments have allowed Square Yards and Square Meters to be used. In most of the places, Square Yards has been replaced by Square Meter. But Square Meter cannot be used to measure one-dimensional objects like length or direction in a single. All these units have a Standard value and it doesn't change from one place to place. This is the best way to protect buyers and sellers from fraudulent activities and nerve-wracking confusions.
Q1. How much are 20 Square Yards in Square feet?
Ans. 1 square yard is equal to 9 square feet. So 20 Square Yards is equivalent to 180 square feet.
Q2. How much is 1 Are in Square Yards?
Ans. 1 Are is equivalent to 119.599 Square Yard.