Seems like seeking public opinion against the state RERA draft has added more troubles for the department of town and country planning (DTCP) of Haryana. The state has published the draft on April 28. Though the last date for submitting suggestions for objections ends on 22nd of May, but as of now, DTCP is plumped with above 300 objections against the draft real estate regulation rules (RERA). Homebuyers are now demanding to stretch the deadline for another couple of weeks.
Homebuyers think that a period of 15 days is not enough; people need at least a month to review the draft rules and send their respective objections or suggest relevantly. After the draft was publicized on 28th April, a large group of homebuyers who have been protesting the delay in possession of their apartments, were found disconnected as the government has safeguarded most of the ongoing projects from the central RERA ambit.
“The way states have been found diluting RERA to sideline most of the ongoing projects, there’s enough doubt how far the successful implementation of RERA is possible in the country. RERA shouldn’t turn into another common law for the long-term benefit of the real estate sector. As only RERA can bring back the much-needed transparency and standardization in realty practice,”-said Mr. Mahesh Somani WB RERA expert.
The draft RERA rules look for excluding projects which have received part of completion or occupation certificate (OC) and those that have applied for OC or part of completion certificate which will be getting approval from the competent body within coming 3 months. One of the major allegations against the state is that it has submitted its respective draft rules without setting –up any regulatory authority (RA).
The state was likely to form a regulatory authority by the legislative enactment act in April 30, 2017, as per the central RERA Act (section 20) which is still not in the frame. An officer can’t act like an interim authority after this time limit is over. Without the presence of a RA Haryana state government has framed their rules without any prior legal approvals. Thus, the rules can’t be reinforced. Also, the proper and legitimate id of projects and their respective builders needed to be uploaded on the H-RERA database, which is also found nowhere.
- Somani Realtors News Network