Delhi HC Issues Notice To DDA Against RERA Violation
The Delhi High Court has sought a response from Delhi Real Estate Regulatory Authority on a plea alleging that the Delhi Development Authority was in default of the law regulating real estate in the national capital. The HC has issued notice to RERA and DDA seeking their stand on the petition by the next date of hearing on November 19, 2019.
The plea claims that the DDA violated the real estate regulation laws by not registering its housing scheme of 2017 and 2019 with RERA and has not provided the regulatory body with the completion certificate, commencement certificate and occupancy certificate of the projects under its housing schemes of 2017 and 2019. The petition has also sought directions to the DDA to cancel the allotment process of the apartments under its 2019 housing scheme until it completes the formality of registration of its project with RERA.
Delhi RERA Cautions Buyers Against Group Housing Schemes
Advertisement offering affordable housing in Delhi Development Authority (DDA)-approved group housing scheme may be nothing but an attempt to trick you, says director of the Delhi Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). Most of these group housing schemes are advertised through personal messages, email and through door-to-door campaigns.
“Homebuyers should not give heed to advertisements offering cheap homes in such group housing schemes. Projects sprucing up in different parts of the national capital territory are illegal and are not registered with the Delhi RERA,” says Delhi RERA Chief Vivin Ahuja.
Ahuja further said that buyers should immediately report such schemes to the authority through an online complaint system available on the official Delhi RERA website. Homebuyers, who are seeking to invest in projects which claim to be approved by the DDA should verify the details on the Delhi RERA website, he adds.
The Delhi RERA has cautioned buyers to not deal with the builders which are not registered with the authority and to ask for RERA ID before investing in any projects. Homebuyers can check rera.delhi.gov.in for checking registered projects, property agents and promoters. Ahuja says the authority is also in process of nabbing developers who have cheated the buyers in the past.
So far, the Delhi RERA has received 60-70 complaints from the buyers and the average resolution time is two months. While the Delhi RERA has got its full-time chairman, the appellate tribunal is still interim and will be formed soon.
Talking about the Delhi Land Pooling Policy, the Delhi RERA chief says it will be a game-changer for the city and boost the city real estate market. At the same time, Ahuja concedes that the Delhi real estate market is not as active as those in Noida and Gurgaon because of old laws regulating the city real estate.