RERA Project Registration in India

RERA Project Registration in India
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  • Wednesday 21st November 2018
  • Author: Riya Kapoor

Highlights

  • Many developers across India follow a common practice of pre-launching a project without securing requisite approvals for the project from the local authorities, which is termed as “soft launch”, “pre-launch” etc.

  • The projects that are ongoing on the date of commencement of this Act and for which the completion certificate has not been issued, the promoter shall make an application to the Authority for registration of the said project

  • the area of land proposed to be developed does not exceed five hundred square meters or the number of apartments proposed to be developed does not exceed eight, inclusive of all phases

  • the real estate project is to be developed in phases, every such phase shall be considered a stand-alone real estate project

Many developers across India follow a common practice of pre-launching a project without securing requisite approvals for the project from the local authorities, which is termed as “soft launch”, “pre-launch” etc. Buyers also lap into this opportunity as they get discounted prices during the pre-launches period. But if it is from a developer who is unscrupulous or a fly by night operator, then it carries a great risk. Hence, to plug this gap, registration of every project with the regulatory authority has been mandatory before it is launched for sale and for registration the basic pre-requisite is that the developer must have all the requisite approvals. Thus the buyer is protected as the project is ring-fenced from the vagaries of non-approvals or delays in approvals which are one of the major causes of delay for the project.

Prior Registration of Real Estate project with Real Estate Regulatory Authority

A promoter shall not advertise, market, book, sell or offer for sale, or invite persons to purchase in any manner any plot, apartment or building, as the case may be, in any real estate project or part of it, in any planning area, without registering the real estate project with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority established.

The projects that are ongoing on the date of commencement of this Act and for which the completion certificate has not been issued, the promoter shall make an application to the Authority for registration of the said project within a period of three months from the date of commencement of this Act.

Authority in the interest of allottees, for projects which are developed beyond the planning area but with the requisite permission of the local authority, it may, by order, direct the promoter of such project to register with the Authority, and the provisions of this Act or the rules and regulations made thereunder, shall apply to such projects from that stage of registration where the real estate project is to be developed in phases, every such phase shall be considered a stand-alone real estate project and the promoter shall obtain registration under this Act for each phase separately.

Projects exempt from the ambit of the Act following projects do not require to be registered under the Act:

1) where the area of land proposed to be developed does not exceed five hundred square meters or the number of apartments proposed to be developed does not exceed eight, inclusive of all phases;

(2)where the promoter has received the completion certificate for a real estate project prior to the commencement of this Act;

(3)for the purpose of renovation or repair or re-development which does not involve marketing, advertising selling or new allotment of any apartment, plot or building, as the case may be, under the real estate project.

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