It has always been as exciting a journey as it should arguably be of the history of the measurement of land or other such quantity. We are living in the times of plotted lands, developed townships, real estate trade, agents of property, plotters and developers. There are many ways and means today to do the measurements from the scratch and plot a map of the landed property that’s going to be transacted. There are measuring tools, units of measurement, people having expertise in them, the government departments overseeing the land and property deals, and lots of such facilities. When you desire to buy land to build a house, you approach a seller having contacted him. The seller will show you the lie of the land and other such stuff.
There are supporting documents for your perusal and decision. The deed of sale or other papers can go under the scanner at the registry offices or the office of the municipal corporation. You take the pains to verify the land area, encumbrances, legal disputes, and so on. The seller will testify all is well and he is selling you a genuine piece of property. You may be doubly sure with the aid of the relevant documents in which you find how the land is measured, what the periphery is, the measuring units, and so on. Finally, a deal is made and you become a proud owner of a property, either a land or a house. The entire exercise can take hardly a few days. So, it’s not a big deal anymore. It was not the same always. Sale and purchase of land or for that matter, even ownership definition was a tough challenge. Nobody knew anything for sure. It was all anticipatory or pure guesswork. Today, you don’t find it dependable at all. Those times were different.
Some builders and developers operate under the auspices and the guidelines of the Real Estate Regulation authority. They buy a large area of land to develop and build houses and apartments. Some of them build huge structures covering a very wide area so much so that the product of their endeavour results in a virtual city or township. Some builders and developers are operating at a comparatively low profile but the objective remains the same. Their goal is to build, construct, and sell at an extraordinary profit. It has always been a housing deficit nation. Millions are without a home of their own and they always aspire to possess a property. Many of them don’t have the financial capability to spend on housing or they don’t have the apt credit score to take loans from the banks. despite that, the housing sector is proliferating. When you go out to negotiate with a builder or a seller to purchase a house or apartment, the discussion is centred around square feet, square yard and so on.
The rate of the apartments is fixed based on the carpet area or built-up area. There are units of measurement. Square feet and square yards are quite common followed by all in all the places. The documents related to sale and purchase of property contain the measurements of the property or land in units. The price is fixed per square feet or yard. You must check the documents of sale and purchase about their validity. You may have to deploy manpower to measure the exact area of the land or the property. There are various measuring tools and ways available today that are standardized. Once you are sure of the area and other details of the property in question, you do the final negotiation.
SI system of measurement and the metric system is applicable and acceptable across the world. To measure distance, previously the unit was a mile that turned into kilometer later on. In the olden days, even a chronometer was not available to measure time. people depended on sun-dials or sand watches. The heights of the tall structures were measured with the help of measuring the shadows cast by them. Even that was possible aftermaths or trigonometry came into use. Centuries and ages ago, what the system of measurement was and what the units were, nobody can tell for sure. The human population was well spread out.
Different places had different measuring parameters and units. There were times when human anatomy was used for fixing the standards of measure. It came into being from Egypt. So, a lot of measuring system of today owe it to the Egyptian civilization. Aside from measuring the length and breadth of something, the measurement of the volume was a challenge. To begin with, grains or pebbles were used to measure the volume of vessels. Those primitive measurements were not at all accurate but there was no other alternative. It was centuries later that a much modified and standardized system got evolved.
How is the land area calculated?
Land can be rectangular or squarish. To measure the area of a rectangle, you multiply its height with the width of it. to find out the area of a square, you should multiply one of its sides by itself because it has all four sides of equal length.
What can be built on a plot of land?
You can build 1bhk, 2bhk, or 3bhk flats on a plot of land. You can also build a duplex house or a row house.
What are the units of land measurement?
There are some units of measurement accepted all over the world. These are square feet, square yard, acre, square meter, etc.
What are the fundamental units of measurement?
The seven SI units:
Length - meter
Time - second
Amount - mole
Electric current - ampere
Temperature - Kelvin
Luminous intensity - candela
Mass - kilogram
What is the SI unit of time?
The SI unit of time is second.
What is the SI unit of weight?
The SI unit of weight is expressed in newton.