Deregistration okayed for two projects in state by MahaRERA

According to officials, the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has approved the deregistration of two projects in the state out of a total of 60 applications received for the same.

The authority issued an order in February allowing developers to deregister their projects under specific conditions. The procedure has been permitted because many developers are unable to begin and complete building construction.

Deregistration of real estate projects with no allottees (homebuyers) is now permitted under MahaRERA. If there are homebuyers, deregistration will be considered only if the developer resolves the homeowners’ rights and claims, according to the ruling issued on February 10 of this year.

According to the authorities, while two developers have been allowed to deregister under the conditions outlined above, the remaining 58 petitions are being reviewed. “We are carefully reviewing all applications.” “We have only allowed the deregistration of two projects so far,” stated a MahaRERA official.

Homebuyers added that if projects are deregistered, it should be noted on the MahaRERA website, and a notice should be posted at the building site. “The authority should ensure that the developers explain the reasons for not proceeding with the project on their website and they should also indicate the same at the construction sites,” said advocate Godfrey Pimenta, trustee of the Watchdog Foundation.