With more and more lawyers representing clients in Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) cases, the advocates handling these cases on Friday registered their Bar Association of MahaRERA with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.
State Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni on Friday formally presented a certificate of registration to the Bar Association of MahaRERA members at his office. Advocate Harshad Bhadbhade has been elected as the President of the association while advocate Anil D’souza and advocate Bishwajeet Mukherjee will serve as the Secretary and Joint Secretary.
The association was registered under the Bar Association (Constitution, Registration and Control) Rules, 2005 framed by the Bar Council under the Advocates Act, 1961 and Maharashtra Advocats Welfare Fund Act, 1981.
“MahaRERA cases with serial numbers having crossed the magical one lakh figure, it is easily the fastest growing and most approached quasi-judicial body in India. The Bar Association of MahaRera will strive to be the crucial link between the Bar and the Bench. There are many issues that litigants and advocates themselves are facing and this Bar Association will do its very best to be the bridge between all stake holders,” said secretary Anil Dsouza. He said the association has 50 members at the moment.
Maharashtra is the leading state in the implementation of RERA and has the highest 21,812 ongoing real estate projects registered with it. Out of these 16,946 projects are ongoing under the Authority’s monitoring, while 4,698 or 21 per cent of these projects have been successfully completed since May 1, 2017. MahaRERA received more than 8,217 complaints, and it has resolved and given orders in 62 per cent or 5,103 cases. 3,114 complaints are presently in the process of hearings.