With the coronavirus outbreak causing major disruptions, the Uttar Pradesh RERA and MahaRERA on March 17 said they have decided to adjourn the hearing of all complaints until March 31.
“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, UP RERA has decided to adjourn the hearing of all complaints listed between March 18 to March 31, 2020, both at the Lucknow headquarters and the NCR regional offices,” UP RERA said in a public notice.
Rescheduled dates would be communicated soon, it said.
Homebuyers and real estate developers wanting to list urgent matters may write to Secretary, UP RERA, at email@example.com, it said.
UP RERA will again review the situation at the end of the month before deciding to resume the court, it said.
MahaRERA also said in a public notice that all cases before it and the adjudicating officer shall be adjourned until March 31.
RERA Bihar has also decided to postpone all hearings of cases scheduled from March 16 to March 31, 2020, it said in a public notice on its website.
“Haryana RERA has also decided to postpone the hearing of all cases from March 18 until March 31, 2020, Dilbag Singh Sihag, member HRERA, Panchkula told Moneycontrol.
“The project/agent registration process is completely online. MahaRERA staff is allowed to work from home till further orders,” the notice said.
Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) came into effect from May 1, 2017, and Maharashtra was the first state to implement it by setting up MahaRera. Midwifed by two governments – UPA II and the NDA II – between 2009 and 2016, the legislation was necessitated by the growing misery of tens of thousands of harried homebuyers.