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Home Buyers upset with RERA rule – TCP stands ground

26 July, Gurugram: With home buyers of Gurgaon not happy with the RERA rule which they think has been made to benefit the developers, Town and country planning department says it will have positive effects for the home buyers. As per the home buyers the central RERA has been altered to benefit the developers. In the Haryana version of RERA act, developers possessing occupation certificate will be beyond the rules of RERA. After that the developers who have not readied the homes for deliver or whose projects are delayed for some reason have applied for occupation certificate(OC). According to the homebuyers TCP will not take any action against these particular developers. But in answer to all these complaints TCP says that the RERA rules while actually help to address the grievances of the home buyers against the developers in a better way.

Responding to the allegation Arun Kumar Gupta, financial commissioner (FC), TCP, Haryana said, “The Haryana government included OCs as per provision of the Central RERA. Applying for OC does not ensure that developers will be exempted from penalties under RERA. This is a major point of confusion and I wish to clarify that OCs will be granted to developers only after site inspections are conducted by officials. If OCs is rejected, the TCP will grant the developer a month to apply for registration under RERA.

Our focus is on homebuyers who have been deprived of timely delivery of their flats. This will be crystal clear in a couple of months. The TCP is not going to let any defaulting builder go,” “We appeal to people to inform the department immediately after they find RERA violations. The Act has adequate provisions to tighten the noose on developers for violating the rules,” said Dilbag Singh, executive director, Haryana RERA.

According to the rules of RERA the developers and promoters are not allowed to give advertisements, market a project, book, sell or offer for sale any plot or apartment, or invite persons to purchase in any manner any plot, apartment or building, in any real estate project or part of it, in any planning area, without registering the real estate project. Strict actions will be taken against the one not adhering to these rules.

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