When a developer firm gives you the super-built up area of a property, he is referring to the total area, inclusive of the common areas. As per the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, common areas include:
- The entire land for the real estate project, or if the project is developed in phases and registration under the RERA is sought for a phase, the entire land for that particular phase.
- Staircases, elevators, staircase and elevator lobbies, fire escapes and common entrances and exits of buildings.
- Common terraces and basements, parks, play areas, open parking areas and common storage spaces.
- The premises for lodging of persons who are employed for the management of the property, including accommodation for watchmen and ward staff or for the lodging of community service personnel.
- All community and commercial facilities as provided in the real estate project.
- Installations of central services such as electricity, gas, water and sanitation, air-conditioning and incineration and systems for water conservation and renewable energy.
- Water tanks, sumps, motors, compressors, fans, ducts and all apparatus connected with installations for common use.
- Other portions of the project necessary or convenient for its maintenance, safety, etc. and in common use.