Frequently asked questions.

As most of the people buying holiday homes are not going to be living in their apartment the whole year round, a very common worry is the maintenance and how well the association is going to function.

To look after the maintenance of the complex, we at Triune take utmost care to ensure that the legal entity, be it an Association, Housing Society or any other legal entity to preserve, protect and maintain the complex is formed. Most of the associations in all our previous projects, which had been formed years back has been running more than successfully and has been tested over time.

We have made it very clear, at every juncture of our sales, be it at the time of marketing or at the time of signing the contracts that defaulters in paying maintenance amounts shall be dealt with very severely. On all occasions, we have refused point blank to give possession or proceed with ownership documentation till all dues had been paid to the Association.

At present, the Purchaser shall have to pay a sum of Rs.2,000/- (Rupees Two Thousand Only) per sq. meter of the apartment area, towards maintenance charges to the Association. It shall cover all common maintenance services including those mentioned below:-
a) Security
b) Gardener
c) Maintenance of swimming pool and gardens.
d) Payment of all common direct expenses like electricity & water charges.
e) Overall common maintenance of the building like external painting, plumbing, electricals etc.

The funds collected should last for a period of 5 years as per present costs, provided funds are judiciously used.

1) Annual House tax to the Panchayat or Local council:

An annual house tax of at the rate of Rs.8/- per sq. m of your apartment area
(Rupees Eight only) shall be paid annually to the local council or Panchayat

2) Sale Deed and Registration charges (One Time Payment):
There are slabs based upon the value of the apartment. These rates are as below:
Less than 50lacs – 5%.
Less then 75 lacs – 6%
Less then 100lacs -7%
Above 100lacs -8%.

The cost of all legal documentation shall be Rs. 15,000/-. This includes the cost of drafting agreement, sale deed etc. An additional Rs.4000/- shall be paid to the Sub registrar’s office as processing fees.

3) Infrastructure Tax (One Time Payment):
The infrastructure Tax payable amounts to approx. Rs.40/- (Rupees Forty Only) per sq. mtrs. of the area of the apartment.

4) Goods and Service Tax (One Time Payment):
The GST payable amounts to 5% of the total cost of the apartment. However GST is not applicable incase the apartment has got a occupancy certificate.


1) Refrigerator Rs.25,000/-
2) Microwave Rs.20,000/-
3) Geyser Rs.12,000/-
4) Television Rs.30,000/-
5) Window Air conditioner Rs.40,000/-
6) Split Air conditioner(1.5T) Rs.25,000/-
7) Gas hob and cylinder for cooking Rs.25,000/-
8) Cost of a sofa set (Teak wood) Rs.40,000/-
9) Cost of a dinning table with 6 chairs (Teak wood) Rs.40,000/-
10) Cost of a double bed with boxes for storage (Teak wood) Rs.40,000/-
11) Cost of kitchen Cabinets (Marine ply wood with veneer) Rs.60,000/-

Kindly note that prices of domestic appliances and furnishing are not fixed and could fluctuate depending upon the market conditions.

3) Does the Association undertake inside cleaning of the Apartment?

Normally Associations do not take the responsibility of looking after the interiors. However, there are a lot of unemployed local women who do the chores of a little bit of dusting and cleaning of the apartments and opening the windows for fresh air, when you are not using it for longer periods. Their charges are very reasonable.

Normally Associations do not take the responsibility of looking after the interiors. However, there are a lot of unemployed local women who do the chores of a little bit of dusting and cleaning of the apartments and opening the windows for fresh air, when you are not using it for longer periods. Their charges are very reasonable.

There is a lot of myth about the monsoons amongst people who have never been in India during the monsoons.
The most common question is if the apartment would be flooded with water during the monsoons.

In Goa, we do experience very heavy rains; however, there is no flooding. Our team of waterproofing experts ensures that you have no leakages through your roof and walls.

However, sometimes especially during very heavy showers water could collect in the balcony and enter into the living room or bedroom. Hence we recommend all customers who will not be in Goa during the monsoons to cover the balconies and windows with tarpaulin sheets. We provide hooks during construction and all you have to do is to ask the maintenance person or your cleaner to hang the tarpaulin before the monsoons.

The balconies which are most affected are the ones facing the south-west as Goa gets its rain from the south west monsoon winds.

Goa does not have power shedding problems. However, there are power cuts of very short duration.
    Power is supplied through an overhead distribution system vide overhead conductors supported on metal or concrete poles. The short duration power cuts are due to tree branches swaying against the overhead conductors, thereby causing short circuits.
      Major half day shut-downs are carried mostly once a year before the monsoon with prior notice to all residents.
      The Government of Goa is in the process of laying underground cables and this shall be completed in a few years from now.
     There are two options which a customer could take as a stand by support when there is no electricity a) Invertors b) Generators.
     An inverter is a battery run device which is connected to the electric circuit. During normal power supply the inverter charges the batteries and whenever there is a power cut, the inverter switches on by itself. Limitations of an inverter are that it does not take care of gadgets which consume heavy power like Refrigerator, Air cons etc.
     Being a Battery Run device, the battery needs to be checked at regular intervals as specified by the manufactures.
    A generator is a mechanical device run on petrol, kerosene or both. Drawbacks of a generator are that they can be noisy and have to be switched on and off whenever required.
     Inverter is more popularly used by our clients.

We take utmost precaution to ensure that even if there happens to be a water shortage in the government pipe lines due to any reason; our clients are not put at any inconvenience.

     This is because, we build water sumps (underground storage tanks) that are bigger than the size and specifications laid down by the authorities. In some of our projects, even if there is a 48 hour stoppage of water, the clients don’t even know about it as there is enough storage to get through.

     Just for your knowledge the water storage and supply is done in the following manner.

     The water is supplied through the government main distribution line. From here it gets collected in an underground sump which is an underground storage tank made of concrete nnd waterproofed in order to prevent seepage of water. From this underground sump, the water is then pumped to another overhead tank on the top of the building. From where it is distributed to the various apartments below.

Payment for the apartment can be done by cheques/Transfers/Drafts. However, if payment is done by cheque, then you need to have a local bank account and give us a local cheque. Our accounts department will assist you in opening a local bank account.

          The payment for the apartment starts at the time of signing of the agreement. The balance payments are done in installments as per the respective stages of construction. The various stages of Completion are:-

  • Plinth
  • Each Consecutive Floor Slab
  • Masonary
  • Plaster
  • Plumbing
  • Tiling
  • Painting
  • Possession

          We e-mail photographs of various stages of completion to clients whenever the concerned installment is due.

Over the years, we have built a reputation with clients who came to Goa for a peaceful and quiet life. We have realized that this peace and quiet can be found more in South Goa than in North Goa.

South Goa has enough night clubs, discos, casinos, beachside shacks and restaurants to keep your night life active, however they are not as many as you would find in the north . And in addition to the above, the peace and tranquility which no amount of money can buy makes better sense to buy a holiday home in the south!!!

After you make up your mind to buy an apartment, you have to sign a contract or an “Agreement for Sale” for purchase of the concerned apartment. This Agreement is a valid document to hold the apartment for you on condition that you pay on time.

          On completion of the construction and subject to all payments being done to us and to the “Owners Association” or any other legal entity to maintain the building complex, we shall execute a “Deed of Sale” or ‘Sale Deed” in your favour thus conveying the entire apartment along with the undivided proportionate right to land in your favour and you shall be the undisputed and sole owner of your property.

A two bedroom, fully furnished air-conditioned apartment would easily fetch a rent of 100 Pounds a week. (9,000 rupees)

          However this will include the commission of the agent who gives it on rent considering that you may not be physically present to do the renting yourself.

           A family of two or three can live a very comfortable life and pay all their bills for less than Rs. 40,000/- (500 Pounds) a month. This would include not only Telephone Bill, Car Petrol Bill, Electricity Bill, Water Bill, House Tax or Council Tax, but also food, drink and entertainment too!!!


For any more questions which we would be more than happy to reply to, please e-mail us on [email protected]