Real Estate Pakistan Scam Alert

Real Estate Scam Alert

Scams in the real estate sector are unfortunate occurrences that can be found in many countries, including Pakistan. While it is important to note that not all real estate transactions in Pakistan are fraudulent, there have been instances where scams and fraudulent activities have taken place, leading to financial losses and hardships for unsuspecting individuals.

Real Estate Pakistan Scam Alert

During the last year, many real estate projects and societies have been launched in Pakistan. These societies have targeted different audiences than their previous audience. Many societies have scammed their investors in many different ways. But some real estate projects and societies also have a very good reputation among investors for obvious reasons. These obvious reasons include the success and selling out of the project quickly and delivering on time. The most preferred names in the real estate market include Bahria Town, Bahria Orchard, DHA, Lake City Lahore, and Al Kabir Orchard.

But some of the names are also in the market, who have opted for many new strategies that have trapped new investors. These real estate societies have tried to lure new investors with very little experience to invest in their society. One of the successful strategies from society’s point of view is the overselling of files. The society offers 1000 files, and only 400 files can be sold. When the extra files are sold out, they purchase the extra land with the investors’ money. Afterward, there needs to be more development in society as there is a shortage of funds. At this time, developers have yet to open the transfer of the properties, making the investors struck with their investment for now. It has caused many investors to go into depression.

This blog guides new investors in real estate in Pakistan, which can help them beware of the scams of real estate society. Investors can be alert to scams in the real estate market. Following are some of the tricks which can help investors in this regard.

  • Haven’t disclosed necessary information:

Investors should only invest in real estate societies and projects who have disclosed the necessary information. Many real estate societies hide their developmental charges and are not included in the payment plan. After 2-3 years, when the land is appreciated in value, many real estate societies apply the development charges according to the new rates. But it is not like that. The present value of construction and development is very low compared to the appreciated rates of the future.

Investors should only invest in such societies if the total acquired area or the total files for sale is disclosed. Investors should remember to ask for the delivery dates of the project. If the project is to be delivered in 5 years instead of 3 years, which was first told, there is no benefit to investors.

  • Installment-based payment plan:

In the previous year, the real estate market has seen many downturns. Big names like DHA and Bahria Town didn’t offer properties on installment-based payment plans. At this time, the investors were looking for installment-based payment plans. As the new societies offered installment-based payment, many investors invested in these societies without a second thought. It created many problems for investors as they needed help to figure out any problems with the payment plan or developers’ strategies.

Pakistan Property Services has always tried to explain to their clients all the perspectives and necessary details before investment. But investors working with different real estate consultants didn’t heed their advice and now are at a loss.

  • Societies influence the file’s prices:

The file’s prices are highly influenced by society and other giants in the real estate market. As the files are being sold in abundance, the file price demand is greater, which increases its price. It leads to the higher market value of the files. It is also done when the real estate societies are doing the balloting or paying the outstanding dues to better the file rates in the market. The balloting eligibility criteria are kept so that investors have to buy more than one file from the market and submit it with their balloting payment.

  • Unauthorized Housing Schemes: 

Another prevalent scam in Pakistan’s real estate sector is the promotion of unauthorized housing schemes. Scammers may illegally advertise and sell plots of land in areas that are not approved for development or lack the necessary permits and infrastructure. Investors who fall for these scams often end up with worthless or disputed land, as the law does not protect their investments.

Individuals should exercise caution and take several precautions to protect themselves from real estate scams in Pakistan. Conducting thorough due diligence, verifying property ownership and documentation, visiting the site in person, and seeking legal advice before making any financial commitments are essential. Additionally, working with reputable real estate agents and developers with a proven track record of transparency and integrity is advisable.

The government of Pakistan has also taken steps to address these issues. The introduction of regulatory bodies, such as the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), aims to bring more transparency and accountability to the real estate sector. RERA’s role includes:

  • Ensuring the registration and regulation of real estate projects.
  • Protecting consumer rights.
  • Addressing complaints related to fraudulent activities.

Individuals must remain vigilant, stay informed about the latest scams, and report any suspicious activities to the relevant authorities. By raising awareness and taking preventive measures, the real estate sector in Pakistan can become more secure and trustworthy for buyers and sellers.

Projects We Deal in:

Many residential and commercial societies in Pakistan are evaluated carefully to help our clients make the better decision. Pakistan Property Services helps the clients invest in projects with good prospects that depend upon the parent company, developers, location, payment plan, amenities they can have in the desired project.


Lahore is the cultural and economic hub as well as the provincial capital of Punjab. The city is well known for its huge economic opportunities in different sectors. People come from different areas to grab these opportunities and have a residence here. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Lahore:


Bahria Town Karachi is a benchmark within the landscape of Karachi with its world-class excellent-planned society. This society is sketched with an area concept to supply outstanding lifestyle facilities to its residents and can introduce new benchmarks of community development in Karachi. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Karachi:


Islamabad is nestled against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills. It is a modern, planned city with wide tree lined streets, large houses, elegant public buildings and well-organized bazaars. It is however; always under construction to improve transportation or develop new housing areas for its growing population. The walkways are shaded, safe, and separated from the traffic by rows of flame trees, jacaranda and hibiscus. Roses, jasmine and bougainvillea fill the parks, and scenic viewpoints show the city to its advantage. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Islamabad:


Rawalpindi is an important administrative, commercial, and industrial centre. Its industries include locomotive works, gasworks, an oil refinery, sawmills, an iron foundry, a brewery, and cotton, hosiery, and textile mills; it also produces shoes, leather goods, pottery, newsprint, and tents. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Rawalpindi:


Faisalabad, formerly known as Lyallpur named after the founder of the city is the third-most-populous city in Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore respectively, and the second-largest in the eastern province of Punjab. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Faisalabad:


Gujranwala is a city and capital of Gujranwala Division located in Punjab, Pakistan. It is also known as “City of Wrestlers” and is quite famous for its food. The city is Pakistan’s 5th most-populous metropolitan area, as well as 5th most populous city proper. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Gujranwala:


Multan is city of Saints, it is best place to live if you belong to either middle class family, rich family or a poor family. The city is now develop city of Pakistan you can get every life facility here easily at low cast. Multan’s foods are very delicious especially mangoes of Multan are world famous. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Multan:


Bahawalpur lies in the heart of South Punjab and is filled with stories that surround the legacies of Kings, Nawabs and their extravagant lifestyles. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Bahawalpur:


Peshawar is the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is the biggest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is a relatively prosperous city. It is also a cultural and economic hub of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The city is famous for its food and tourism as it is one of the oldest cities of Pakistan with a recorded history that dates back to 539 BC. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Peshawar:


Gwadar, town and seaport, southwestern Balochistan province, southwestern Pakistan. Located on the sandy Nuh headland that juts southward into the Arabian Sea, the town is an important fishing (sardines and sharks) and trade centre. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Gwadar:


We can see that the Pakistan Real Estate Forecast 2021 suggests investing more in this market as it promises a huge profit in the coming future. The investors should purchase the properties at a low rate so that they can earn more by selling it once the rates are good enough.

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Maps of Societies and Projects in Pakistan:

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