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Co-operative Society cannot Charge Fee or Raise Donation to Approve Transfer of Property

According to the latest update in the FAQs by the Department of Cooperation, the cooperative housing society cannot charge any fee or donation for transfer of membership from the transferor/member.

This is the latest update from the previous position, where, the society could charge upto 0.5% of the sale value in terms order no. 2522 dated 23.6.2003 of the Cooperation Department.

However, according to the latest update, it is evident that the society cannot charge anything extra and if they do, then the member/transferor or transferee must immediately bring this to the notice of the Registrar.

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10 replies on “Co-operative Society cannot Charge Fee or Raise Donation to Approve Transfer of Property”

can bank loan be availed for purchase of shares in housing co-operative society and what will be the basis for loan whether it is purchase value at the time of allotment of shares of the present market value of the property.


Myself and my father-in-law have two separate flats (registered) in the same cooperative society. My father-in-law made my wife as the only nominee for his flat in the society. My father-in-law died very recently. Now my wife wants to apply for the membership of the society and inherit the flat as nominee. In that case myself and my wife will own two flats in the same society. Does it violate the clause that members of the same family can not own flats in the same (or in the same area) cooperative society? But she is getting it by inheritance by virtue of nomination. Please comment and advice. How to write her affidavit (regarding the clause of same family members) while applying for her membership in the society?


As per Notification no.2522-Coop dated 23.06.2003 of the Govt. of W.B who will pay the Transfer fee/donation @ 0.5% of the sale value of the concerned Flat Transferor or Transferee ?


I have purchased a flat from a member. Co-operative have taken
@0.5% transfer fees on flat sale value asper notice no.2522 in the year 2013.
In this position who will pay transfer fees of@ 0.5% and co operative can claim that percentage asper rule.
Thanking you.


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