In a significant move to enhance transparency and professionalism in the real estate sector, the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has made it mandatory for real estate agents to possess a valid certificate from the authority to operate. This directive comes into effect from January 1, 2024.
New Certification Requirement
MahaRERA’s decision applies to both new agents seeking registration and existing agents renewing their registration. The move is part of the authority’s efforts to address challenges faced by agents who often operate without formal education or training.
Strict Actions for Non-Compliance
MahaRERA has warned that non-compliance with the new regulation, including conducting real estate transactions without a MahaRERA certificate, will result in stringent actions. This measure aims to ensure that agents possess essential knowledge about the laws, rules, regulations, and procedures related to property sales.
Training and Certification Initiatives
The regulatory body had earlier mandated training and certification for agent registrations and renewals, with around 8,000 agents having qualified through three examinations conducted until now. Despite multiple extensions, some agents were yet to undergo the mandated training.
eadline for Compliance: January 1, 2024
MahaRERA has now made it clear that starting from January 1, 2024, new agents will not be allowed to register or renew without a MahaRERA certificate. The newly implemented regulations also encompass individuals affiliated with developers and those engaged in related responsibilities.
Emphasis on Transparency and Compliance
MahaRERA emphasises that these measures are actively implemented to foster a more transparent and compliant real estate sector. Developers are expected to mention the names of trained agents on their portal to ensure smooth transactions.
The certification mandate by MahaRERA signifies a pivotal step towards elevating industry standards and ensuring that real estate agents possess vital knowledge about the RERA Act provisions. Effective January 1, 2024, this move aims to create a more transparent and trustworthy real estate ecosystem, ultimately benefiting consumers in their decision-making process.