2 Years of RERA – Project and Broker Registrations Rise Across States

2 Years of RERA – Project and Broker Registrations Rise Across States

Anuj Puri 29/04/2019 3
  • Maharashtra still leads with 20,718 projects & about 19,699 RERA-registered real estate agents
  • Gujarat comes second - 5,317 RERA-registered projects & 899 registered agents and agencies
  • Karnataka - 2530 projects & about 1342 RERA-registered real estate agents; Andhra Pradesh - 307 RERA-registered projects
  • West Bengal the only state with its own real estate law WBHIRA

It’s been two years since the deployment of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) across India and the Centre’s aim enforce it in each state is gathering visible momentum. Even the north-eastern states including Manipur, Meghalaya, MizoramNagaland, and Sikkim – which earlier shied away from it - have agreed to officially notify RERA rules soon. West Bengal is the only state which notified its own real estate law under West Bengal Housing Industry Regulatory Authority (WBHIRA).

It may be recalled that RERA intended to cover developers as well as real estate agents seamlessly across the country. As it stands now, 22 states and 6 Union Territories have already notified their RERA rules, out of which 19 states have active online portals. West Bengal too has an active portal for its own real estate law.

If we look closely into each of the states with active portals, project and agent registrations have been on the rise since November 2018.

More so, even while buyer’s have been continuously fretting about the dilution of the rules notified, they are bestowing their faith in the law and coming forward in bulk to raise their complaints against faulty developers for myriad reasons including project delays. For instance, Maha RERA has received as many as 6,631 complaints (as on April) since inception, out of which the state authority claims to have disposed more than 64% of the complaints.

However, there are also cases wherein despite RERA notifications to defaulting builders who have been summoned to pay penalty to buyers, they are delaying payments or not attending hearings. 

Nevertheless, things are changing for the better. Generally, players are far more accountable and cannot easily get away with breaking the RERA rules. In several instances, developers have been reprimanded by the concerned authorities and have had to pay penalty amounts to their buyers. While theredressal of complaints is not satisfactory for many, consumers are coming forward in large numbers to register complaints across states. The Wild West days of Indian real estate are definitely over.

Registration Numbers Picking Up

Project and real estate agent registrations have been on the rise across most states from November 2018 to April 2019. For instance, in Andhra Pradesh as many as 307 projects were registered under RERA as on date – up from mere 61 in November 2018. Maharashtra is currently the most active statehaving the highest project registrations with more than 20,718 projects under MahaRERA so far, and nearly 19,699 RERA-registered real estate agents. Project registration in Karnataka currently stands at 2530 projects and 1342 RERA-registered real estate agents so far.

As the heatmap below showing the latest RERA deployment on the ground shows, Maharashtra still leads the ‘race,’ if it can be called that, followed by neighbouring Gujarat with 5,317 RERA-registered projects and 899 registered agents and agencies.

The rest of the numbers speak for themselves:

RERA Registered Projects & Agents across States (as on April, 2018)



States/UTs With Active RERA Websites

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  • Gary Chapman

    This will protect buyers and sellers.

  • Harvey Sanders

    We will witness less scandals now.

  • Bimalendu

    What is the percentage of RERA orders being executed?
    Plan approval authorities/ Banks etc are not under the purview of the Act.
    How many days it is taking in an average to pass an order ( The Act stipulates 2 months)?
    How many states do not have regular Tribunal even now?
    Is it wrong in saying RERA is a toothless tiger?

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Anuj Puri

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Anuj Puri, Chairman of ANAROCK Group is a highly respected industry authority and thought leader with 30 years' experience in leveraging Indian and global real estate opportunities. His company ANAROCK has a staff complement of over 1800 qualified and experienced professional, with offices in all major markets in the country, dedicated services in Dubai and a global footprint with over 80,000 preferred channel partners.

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