The Gurugram bench of Haryana RERA, which became functional on Tuesday, said any project that has not received an occupation certificate (OC) will come under its preview. Even projects which have received part-OC will have to register with the authority but the portion for which the document has been granted (say 2 towers in a society of 12) will be outside the ambit of the new real estate lawGurugram currently has 254 new and around 800 ‘ongoing’ real estate projects. The definition of ‘ongoing’ has been a subject of consternation for homebuyers who complained the law was being diluted to favour developers.
One of the demands they raised was inclusion of even those portions of projects that had received OCs under RERA.
Gurugram bench chairperson K K Khandelwal, along with two members — Sameer Kumar (retired IAS) and Subhash Chander Kush (retired chief town planner) — assumed charge on Tuesday and set up a temporary office of the authority at the newly-constructed PWD guesthouse on Railway Road near the court. They said a temporary website with basic information about H-RERA will be ready by Wednesday.