Super built-up area, built-up area, and carpet area are all terms used in the real estate industry to describe the area of a property. Here is an explanation of each term:
- Carpet area: This is the area of the property that can actually be covered by a carpet or the usable area. In other words, carpet area refers to the actual floor area of the apartment or office, which excludes the walls and other common areas. This is the most important area for a buyer or tenant because this is the actual usable area that they can use for living or working purposes.
- Built-up area: This is the area of the property that includes the carpet area plus the area occupied by the walls, balconies, etc. In other words, it is the area that is enclosed within the walls of the property. It is important to note that built-up area does not include the common areas of the building, such as corridors, staircases, lobbies, etc.
- Super built-up area: This is the area of the property that includes the built-up area plus the proportionate area of common areas shared by all the occupants of the building, such as the lobby, staircases, elevators, etc. It is calculated by adding a certain percentage (usually around 25-30%) to the built-up area.
Here’s a summary of the differences between the three areas:
|Carpet Area||The actual floor area of the property||Usable area that can be covered by a carpet|
|Built-up Area||The area enclosed within the walls of the property||Carpet area plus area occupied by walls, balconies, etc.|
|Super Built-up Area||The area of the property that includes the built-up area plus common areas shared by all occupants||Built-up area plus proportionate share of common areas such as lobby, staircases, elevators, etc.|
It’s important to note that the exact definitions and calculations for these areas can vary depending on the location and type of property. Therefore, it’s always advisable to carefully review the builder’s specifications and clarify any doubts before buying or renting a property.