Gurgaon: Homebuyers may move Supreme Court over Haryana RERA
Homebuyers claimed that the state’s RERA rules fails to provide enough safeguards for themUpdated: Jul 30, 2017 23:03 IST
The homebuyers under the banner, ‘Fight for RERA’, are mulling the filing of a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the implementation of Centre’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). They are consulting groups in other states and collecting funds also to support their legal fight.
Besides that, the homebuyers are also planning to launch a pan-India movement of homebuyers. .
Chandrasekar, a member of Fight for RERA from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, said, “We want the Central RERA Act. The governments in many states have diluted the rules to favour builders and that is wrong.”
The dilution by way of inserting provision of occupancy certificates (OCs) as a condition for exemption from the Act has offended the homebuyers in Haryana and other states.
The Central RERA exempted only builders that obtained completion certificate (CC) before May 1, 2017, and such the provision could create an embarrassing situation for the Haryana government as real estate giants such as DLF and Ansal, which were granted licences in the 1980s, would also come under the Rera Act.
The government issues CC to a developer only after confirming projects are complete as per the terms and conditions of the licence agreement.
Gurgaon emerged as real estate hub in India in the 1080s with over 600 or more plotted and group housing societies. But, astonishingly, only one completion certificate has been issued here till date.
The old localities of DLF, Sushant Lok, Palam Vihar, South City and others that came up decades ago continue to lag behind in fulfilling the parameters necessary for granting a CC and, under the Centre’s RERA rules, would considered as ongoing projects.
“WE believe that the provision of OC was made intentionally to keep hundreds of projects that are delayed out of the ambit of RERA. This is a clear disrespect of the Centre’s Act. We are trying for a pan-India movement to get the Central RERA implemented,” said Gaurav Prakash, a homebuyer.
“All projects that don’t have a completion certificate as of May 1, 2017, should come under the ambit of RERA. We will fight for due justice. Builders who harass buyers in the absence of law need to be booked for non-compliance of RERA Act,” homebuyer Dilip Peshin said.
Meanwhile, the Haryana cabinet approved RERA on Wednesday and notified it on Friday.
First Published: Jul 30, 2017 23:03 IST