Free Press Journal
  • Modi Sarkar turns 3: Six significant initiatives taken by the government

    On 26th May Narendra Modi government will complete 3 years in power. A survey conducted by citizen engagement platform LocalCirles shows that while a majority of Indians still have faith in the Modi government and also there is room for improvement. Here’s a look at some major moves taken by the Modi government, the impact of which is debatable

  • RERA becomes real: Will the customer still be king?

    It was a concept that was being spoken of almost nine years ago.  Finally, this government has made it happen.  Nobody thought that the real-estate-developer lobby could be reined in.

  • Mumbai: Number of RERA members likely to rise to cope with complaints

    Mumbai: Even as developers pull up their socks to register themselves on the Real Estate Regulation Act website, the members of the state nodal authority are likely to be increased in keeping with the number of complaints registered.

  • Mumbai: Consumer body points out loopholes in real estate Act

    Mumbai: After revoking and objecting to several provisions in the Real Estate Regulation Act, members of the consumer body, Mumbai Grahak Panchayat, said that there are still some loopholes in the framed rules that need to be plugged.

  • Maharashtra RERA authorities to take action against corrupt officials

    The most dominant industry in the country–the real estate sector– has finally going to under radar of Regulatory Authority. After years of waiting, finally there is a ray of hope for helpless home-buyers in the country in the form of RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development Act), which became effective May 1, 2017. The Maharashtra RERA authorities have one trick saved under its sleeve, the regulatory body will now also be watching

  • RERA makes buyer the king! Or is it just a myth?

    Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA) of 2016 was implemented from May 1, 2017, onwards. According to the Act, each state and union territory will have a Regulatory Authority (RA) which will form the rules and regulations according to the act.
    But the truth is far from what the government is projecting it to be. The Housing Ministry in its press release said, for the first time 76,000 companies engaged in building and construction

  • RERA in action: No selling without registration, and other rules buyers must know

    The real estate sector, which was earlier a free sector where developers easily flouted rules will, now be under the radar of the Regulatory Authority. After years of waiting, finally there is a ray of hope for helpless home-buyers in the country in the form of RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development Act), which became effective May 1, 2017.

  • This realty check on RERA is a must read

    To regulate the real estate sector, the government has come up with the idea of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Bill which is expected to help buyers. RERA is supposed to protect the interest of the homebuyer and ensure timely delivery of projects. Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Bill was introduced in 2013 and finally, the bill got approved in March last year.

  • Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 – What now??

    The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, or RERA, has come into force beginning May 1st, 2017. The law is supposed to protect the interest of home-buyers and usher in transparency and accountability into the otherwise opaque and unregulated real estate sector. For the implementation of these regulations, each state and union territory will have to form their own Regulatory Authority (RA) which will frame regulations and rules according to the

  • States must implement new real estate law

    It is heartening that changes in the real estate law to benefit the consumers which were first mooted nine years ago have finally come into force from May 1, 2017. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2016 was passed by Parliament in March last year but it is a sad commentary on the states that only 13 states and Union territories have ratified it, reflecting perhaps the reluctance of states to let go

  • RERA: Everything you must know about the Real Estate Act

    To regulate the real estate sector, the government has come up with the idea of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Bill which is expected to help buyers. RERA is supposed to protect the interest of the homebuyer and ensure timely delivery of projects. Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Bill was introduced in 2013 and finally the bill got approved in March last year.

  • Real Estate Act to protect buyers kicks in from today

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Real Estate Act comes into force on Monday with a promise of protecting the right of consumers and ushering in transparency but only 13 states, including Maharashtra, and UTs have so far notified rules. The government has described the implementation of the consumer-centric Act as the beginning of an era where the consumer is the king.

  • Indore: RERA to real estate buyers’ rescue from tomorrow

    Indore: Real estate sector, which so far considered as a safe sector to earn money for developers and a sector whose buyers are always susceptible to cheatings, will now be in a transformational change from May 1 as Real Estate Regulation Authority (RERA) will be functional from this date. Developers are given three months time to get registered with RERA.

  • Mumbai: Realty law to protect a flat owner’s rights

    Mumbai : The common man interested in purchasing a flat from a developer will now get relief as the Maharashtra Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) has come into effect from April 19.

  • Maharashtra Government incorporates discrimination clause in RERA, and, 7 other clauses to know

    For saving the flat buyers who have to face a lot of trouble while buying a new flat from builders, Government of Maharashtra has come up with Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA). But on Tuesday Maharashtra government has also incorporated an anti-discriminatory clause in rules under RERA. Nowadays a lot of cases have come up where flat buyers are declined flats owing to their caste, ethnic origin, dietary choices or

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena asks RERA to regulate strict laws for builders who are renaming streets

    Nowadays, in Mumbai we have experienced that the builder lobby have been coining fancy names for the places where their projects are coming up to attract buyers. But the strong builder in state, are going to face strong legal action from the state government, if they rename city’s areas to attract buyers. Builders are renaming the areas such as Parel is written as Upper Worli, Andheri is written as Upper Juhu, Kalanagar