gurugram bench ruling to bring 200 more Haryana projects under RERA
At least 200 real estate projects in Haryana, which got exemptions from registration with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Rera) on the basis of their developers applying for completion or occupation certificates before the Haryana rules came into effect, will now have to be registered with the regulator.
This has to be done in light of an order by Haryana Rera’s Gurugram bench, which has clarified that mere filing of an application does not exempt a project from registration.
Obviously, the implications are huge, not only in Gurugram but in other parts of NCR like Noida and Ghaziabad and also states like Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh where homebuyers have accused state governments of diluting norms to ensure most incomplete projects don’t need registration with the regulator.
The H-Rera rules, which came into effect on July 28, 2017, say incomplete projects won’t be categorized as “ongoing” if the promoter had applied for an occupation or completion certificate before that date. This had come under severe criticism from homebuyers’ associations, who described as a favor to developers.