Haryana’s version of RERA(Real Estate Regulatory Authority ) act also known as (H-RERA) has made the home buyers unhappy with the clause that the projects which are under the developers who have got occupation certificate are exempted from ambit of the RERA rules. The homebuyers have a strong feeling that this one exemption will pave an escape route for errant developers. Therefore a plan for a major protest is being made to make a stand against this clause and let the government know about the issue.
The approval of the H-RERA was rather sudden and unexpected. The homebuyers have a strong belief that the cabinet approved the “diluted” RERA rules as set by the town and country planning commission (TCP).As per the provisions of the Central RERA Act, developers who get completion certificates (CC) for their projects before May 1, 2017, will be excused from RERA rules. However, in Haryana, this is possible with just an OC, which is easy to obtain.
Prakhar Sahay, president, Estella Welfare Association said “It’s unfortunate that in Haryana the Central RERA Act lost its sole purpose of helping tens of thousands of homebuyers. Instead of buying a home in Gurgaon it would have been better if I would have bought a home in Bihar or Orissa where there is strong RERA practised. Why were homebuyers’ suggestions not considered? The government must reply and give us solid reasons for not incorporating our suggestion to not accept getting an OC as a reason for exemption from RERA,”. It has also been informed that there are a huge number of buyers who are waiting to get possession of their long delayed flats. A major of them who are active on social media platform will gather more such distressed buyers and form a huge protest against this unjust rule. The rules and acts are yet to be notified by the government but because the OC clause has come into news the builders and developers have got adequate time to acquire the same.
Abhinav Trivedi, a home buyer in BPTP Park Generations, said, “H-RERA is nothing but an eyewash and a very clever way to help builders.it is a boon for the builders who have delayed in delivering the flats and they will now take more time to do the same and exploit the buyers. This was not expected from this government.”
Gaurav Prakash, a homebuyer active on the RERA front, said, “We will have to protest Haryana’s RERA rules as they are not going to redress grievances of homebuyers whose projects are delayed.”