Prefatory Notes – Statement of Objects and Reasons – The Delhi Apartment Ownership Bill, 1986 seeks to achieve the object of enabling the conferment of heritable and transferable right in an apartment including its proportionate and undivided interest in land and other common areas. The scarcity of land in Delhi because of very rapid urbanization has led to a vertical growth of buildings. Multi-storied residential buildings, integrated development of commercial institutional and industrial areas and flatted factories have resulted in a marked increase in the number of multi-storied buildings in Delhi containing a number of apartments, sharing land and other common facilities. In the case of flats constructed by agencies like the Delhi Development Authority, while the super-structure is conveyed to the allotted, the land is conveyed to a registered agency and the fllottees jointly which apart from separating the ownership of land and super-structures, interposes the registered agency in future transfers of properties. In the case of co-operative societies, difficulties are experienced in obtaining loans in the absence of a mortgage able title in an apartment constructed on indivisible land, the title to which rests in the society. The existing arrangements also involve the intervention of the Government and agencies like the Delhi Development Authority in the litigation or dispute regarding management of common areas which arise between the lessees and the buyers of the apartments. The legislation therefore proposes to meet the persistent demand for statutory recognition of an apartment as a unit of property, capable of transfer and for statutory recognition of an apartment as a unit of property, capable of transfer and for a statutory organisation clothed with adequate powers for management of common areas in multi-storeyed buildings.