RERA is The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016, whose sole purpose is to regulate the real estate industry in India, specifically the new construction. It requires real estate developers and brokers to be registered and all construction activity to be monitored quarterly so that property buyers are not cheated.
The Act aims to bring about transparency in the industry by making several details of the real estate project visible on a public forum, i.e. the state’s RERA website. People will be able to see details such as number of flats, carpet area statement, number of sold apartments, progress of construction, litigation history and all regulatory documents/plans as certified by the local municipal authority.
Each state has been conferred powers to formulate their own rules for the same based on the lines as suggested in the above Act. The Maharashtra RERA rules can be found here .
Registration of Projects under RERA
All commercial and residential real estate projects will have to register by submitting documents along with the prescribed fees except in projects where:
1. The promoter has received completion certificate of the project prior to commencement of Act
2. The area of land proposed to be developed does not exceed 500 sq. m
3. The number of apartments is not more than 8
4. Any repair or renovation of an existing building or structure that does not require marketing, advertising and selling of any apartment or plot
Documents required for registration under RERA