RERA or Real Estate Regulatory Act was the need of the hour for the Indian real estate market. Inspite of being one of the largest industries, it had no set rules or guidelines. All this changed when the RERA bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 10 March 2016 and the Lok Sabha on 15 March 2016.
In layman’s terms the bill largely seeks to protect the interest of the allotees/buyers by promoting transparency, accountability and efficiency in the real estate sector. The state governments were given a time frame of 6 months to notify the act at their level. With the State Govt. of Gujarat , Uttar Pradesh and five Union territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and Chandigarh notifying RERA and the others following suit, this brings much cheer and a sense of relief to the real estate community, be it builders or buyers. [Read more…]