Real Estate Law bring smile to buyers, while it strikes fear among builders
Real Estate Law (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, or RERA. Most of the real estate builder were not transparent about the project’s legality. Of late we had seen floods in certain areas of Bangalore, aftermath came demolition of some building. Proper details need to be submitted to regulators, on current status of project and previous project. Any violations are likely to attract stringent penalties. A bigger relief to the buyer, where in builder have to deposit 70% of receipt amount from a buyer in an escrow bank account.
Developers fear the fresh rules would hurt their business
Registration of projects
- Promoters must register projects with a regulatory authority before booking or selling apartments
- Every phase of a project to be-treated as a standalone; must be registered separately
- Every application for completion certificate should have minute details, including past project details, delivery status, pending legal cases of the promoter concerned
- Developer has to be ready with approval and commencement certificate, sanctioned plan, project details at all times
- Registration mandatory prior to sale or advertising
- An escrow account has to be maintained by developers for depositing 70% of amount released for any project from allot-tees
- Money in escrow accounts must be used only for land and construction cost
- Developers will be able to sell units only on carpet area. This will exclude the outer areas
- All projects with area more than 500 sqm or eight apartments
- Real estate agents also covered under the Act
Sources: Government guidelines, industry
Do you agree Real Estate Law benefits the buyers, while it strikes fear among builders?