How to file RERA Complaint in Maharashtra

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The state of Maharashtra owns the biggest share of investment in real estate and construction Industry in India which is nearly 25% of the whole. Although Real Estate industry has become the core of Maharashtra economy but this has also brought the grievances of the consumer in picture.

Lately, RERA Act, 2016 has been introduced and now home-buyers wouldn’t be cheated on the basis of false promises. It is the onus on the builder to provide timely possession of the property to the buyer. Even if buyers face these issues they can directly forward their grievances to the regulatory authority in Maharashtra.

  • RERA in Maharashtra

 

RERA, is a set of laws, regulations and authority by the Government to ensure (i) accountability, (ii) sustainability, (iii) grievance redressal, specifically for real estate industry. The Real Estate (Regulations and Development) Act, 2016 was commenced from 01/05/2017.

As required by RERA Act, the State of Maharashtra has notified its final Maharashtra RERA Rules, 2017 on 20/04/2017 which prescribe regulation, form and process for;

  1. RERA registration by builders and agents
  2. RERA authority constitutions
  3. Filing complaints before RERA Authorities
  4. Complaint redressal system
  • Common Complaint before RERA

 

Some the common issues faced by the buyer which are being filed before RERA authority/RERA Adjudicating officer are as under:

  1. Delay in possession of the Property.
  2. No refund from the Builder.
  3. No compensation for the delay as promised
  4. Delay in registry
  5. Un-necessary demand by builders
  6. Non-payment of penalty for delay etc.
  • Filing RERA Complaint in Maharashtra

 

The RERA portal in Maharashtra has been launched and facility of filing real estate complaint is just a click away but still the professional advice before filing RERA complaints is advisable because disclosure of correct facts and figures of the complaints can enhance the chances of reducing the decision in your favour.

RERA complaint in Maharashtra can be filed before following authorities depending upon the kind of grievance.

(i) Complaint to RERA Adjudicating Officer – Any complaint relating to claim of interest and compensation, which is covered by section 12, 14, 18 and 19, of RERA Act, 2016, can be filed in form ‘B’ before Maharashtra RERA Adjudicating officer. The complaint shall be filed with the fees prescribed of Rs. 5000/-.

The RERA Adjudicating officer shall, after following the prescribed procedure, dispose of the complaint within 60 days of filing. If it is not disposed of, in said period, the officer shall record the reasons.

(ii) Complaint to Maharashtra RERA Authority –

  • Any complaint relating to violations of RERA Act, or RERA Rules and regulations,
  • Except those which can be filed with RERA adjudicating officer,
  • Can be filed before RERA Authority in form ‘A’.
  • After paying the prescribed fees of Rs. 5000/-.

The RERA Authority shall, after following the prescribed procedure, dispose of the complaint within 60 days of filing. If it is not disposed of, in said period, the officer shall record the reasons.

(iii) Complaint to Maharashtra RERA Tribunal – RERA tribunal is second appellate authority.

  • Any person aggrieved by order of RERA authority or adjudicating officer
  • may file complaint to Maharashtra RERA tribunal in form “C”.
  • Within 60 days from the date of receipt of such order
  • After paying the prescribed fees of Rs. 5000/-.The RERA Tribunal shall, after following the prescribed procedure, dispose the complaint within 60 days of filing. If it is not disposed in said period, the officer shall record the reasons.
  • How we help in Complaint Filing and Redressal

 

RERA consulting team of Centrik is very versatile and experienced. We have in-depth and practical experience in dealing various issues and RERA litigation before different RERA authority. To name, some consultancy, are as under:

  1. RERA registration for project and agents
  2. RERA Complaint filing & redressal
  3. RERA Compliance
  4. RERA Advisory
  5. Appearance before RERA Authority
  6. And other Advisory

For more details and advisory, please mail us at rera@centrik.in or call us at 8383011629

Please note that the above article is for education purpose only. This is based on our interpretation of laws which may differ person to person. Readers are expected to verify the facts and laws.

Comment

  1. Why write an article on RERA when you yourself are not clear about it, haven’t you written understood & verified facts in your article…???

    1. Dear Mr. Deepak, Instead of criticizing, it would be good if you can tell us, what wrong has been published in this article. We would be happy to update us if any matter has been wrongly quoted or interpreted.

  2. Is it possible to challenge the builder through RERA if he is giving 2BHK flat to one joint family member by making separate agreement & allotting 1BHK flats to four other families? The building is 90% complete, so before or after possession of flats, can others get justice & penalize the builder for his wrong doing & dishonesty? Can he be asked by RERA to show all the agreements of the legal heirs of the property & prove his fraud?

  3. With reference of delay payment from buyer after registration of flat , can a builder filed complaint against buyer.

  4. Can complaint be filed against builder for delay in possession? Can we claim interest or rent for the property.

  5. How do I Complaint if the Builder has sold the common place of the society to a third party and also sold the main gate which is locker by the builder

  6. Hi,
    My name is navin bauskar , and i bought a flat in titwala in 2016 ., but untill now i didnot get possession. Can i filed a compliant against builder in MAHARERA.

  7. I have purchase a flat in 2016 and also got the possession however without OC which was promised by Builder that will be expected to be given in Mar-2017. Till now we have not received the OC and its a big township in Vasai and many people are stuggling to fight with builder for OC.

    Pls advice how do I register the complaint with builder for OC.

  8. I have book flat and make payment by RTGS in 2015, but builder not register flat, in 2017 he sent me signed copy of agreement but never register the same, now through e search i have to know that the said flat is already sale to other person. now what to do, how to file complaint, under which section i file complaint since i am ready to take other flat in same building with same condition and cost. plz suggest

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