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Convert Square Feet to Square Yard Online

Sep 21, 2023
Convert Square Feet to Square Yard Online

Buying a property involves consideration of a lot of things, such as location, price, and area. Choosing the appropriate property that best fulfills all the criteria is essential. These criteria may vary with respect to the type of property, i.e., whether it is commercial or personal. Having a basic knowledge of specific concepts while buying a property is also equally important. This way, it becomes easier to understand the property's nitty gritty and go through the official documents.

Measurement units are one such aspect that one should have a brief idea about. This is because, in different states, different measurement units are prevalent. Hence, you should know how to convert one unit to another for convenience. In this article, you will learn about square feet and square yards and how to convert square feet to square yards.

What is Square Feet?

Square feet, or sq. ft., is a commonly used unit of measurement in real estate, especially apartments and flats. The carpet area of a flat is usually denoted in square feet in India. The calculation of square feet is easy to understand.

Area (sq feet) = Length (feet) * breadth (feet)

How To Measure Square Feet?

It is advised to measure the square feet yourself before buying a property. The steps to calculate square feet are as follows-

Step 1: Draw a sketch of your house:-
This will help in the measurement of the area.

Step 2: Measure the area:-
This would be extremely simple if your house is shaped like a perfect rectangle. You can multiply length and breadth to get the sq feet area. If the shape is not a perfect rectangle or square, divide the area into smaller units. Calculate the area of each smaller unit and add them together.

Step 3: Exclude irrelevant areas: -
Gross Living area does not include the area that you cannot use, and it is an excellent experience to exclude such an area. Garages and basements are generally not counted as gross living areas.

What is Square Yard?

The square yard is another unit of measurement that is quite popular. It is primarily used in real estate but is also used in other fields of textiles to measure the dimensions of cloth. The yard is quite popular in Britain and America. Its Indian equivalent is called Gaj. A gaj is a standard unit of measurement used in northern India, especially to measure land area. It was introduced by the Mughals in India.

How To Convert Square Feet To Square Yards?

Square feet and yards are two widespread units of measurement. But to compare two properties whose measurements are given in different units, we must convert one into another.

The formula to convert sq. ft. to sq. yard is as follows-

Square yards = Square feet/9

Suppose that a plot of land is 81 sq. ft., then, putting it in the formula, we get-

81 sq. ft. = 81/9 sq. yards = 9 sq. yards.


Measuring the property is an important task that should be undertaken before buying it. The builders or the property owners provide you with the actual calculation. You should get it cross checked to be sure about the measurement.

If you are planning to buy a house, you should check out the housing finance options at SFMG Grihashakti. You can avail a home loan of up to INR 1 crore* and 90% of the property value. The home loan tenures are available for a period of up to 30 years at affordable interest rates. There are minimal processing fees and time requirements. You can check your eligibility for the home through our eligibility calculator and apply!

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How to convert square ft to square yards?

The formula for conversion of sq ft to sq yd is, Square Yard = Square Feet/9

How many yards is 12x12 sq ft?

According to the conversion formula of sq feet to yards, 12 square feet = 1.333 sq yards.

Are 3 square feet the same as 1 yard?

No, it is incorrect. Applying the formula, we get 1 yard = 9 square feet.

Are 8 square feet equal to 1 square yard?

No, 8 sq ft = 8/9 = 0.88 sq yard.

Disclaimer: *Please note that this article is for your knowledge only. Loans are disbursed at the sole discretion of SMFG Grihashakti. Final approval, loan terms, disbursal process, foreclosure charges and foreclosure process will be subject to SMFG Grihashakti’s policy at the time of loan application. If you wish to know more about our products and services, please contact us.

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