MahaRERA: Steps To File A Complaint.
MahaRERA in the state of Maharashtra has been hearing cases related to real estate. Developers delaying projects, not fulfilling their promises and many. Here we help you with steps that one needs to take to file a complaint with the housing authority.
By Varun Singh
MahaRERA (Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority) has till date granted registration to 24,009 projects. It is mandatory that every project that is ongoing and is selling or advertising to sell flats, apartments, plots or space has to be registered with MahaRERA.
Since its inception in 2017 till now, the housing authority has received 10,163 complaints. Of which 9485 complaints were against registered projects and 678 against unregistered projects. MahaRERA has passed 7242 orders till now, of which 6741 are of registered projects, while the remaining 501 are in cases of unregistered projects.
There are thousands of home buyers who have approached MahaRERA because of it’s simple procedures and many even have got relief. the complaints vary from delay in possession by developers. Developers not fulfilling their promises made to home buyers and in some cases developer goes missing and project gets stuck.
All these cases are heard, but there are many who still think it is hard to get at MahaRERA, for them we approached lawyers to help our readers understand the procedure. Advocate Prakkash Rohira & Advocate Sunil Kewalramani helped us with it.
Square Feat India with the help of these two advocates gives you a step wise understanding on how to register you complaint with MahaRERA.
- Before starting your complaint or meeting with your lawyer/representative keep the following documents ready
a. Agreement / allotment letter
b. Payment Receipts / Proofs
c. All communication with Agent/developer
- Identify the problem, ensure it falls within the definition and scope of the RERA Act and Rules. (The lawyer will help you understand this, as he’s read the act.)
- Register your account online as a complainant.
- Fill in the relevant tabs/forms.
- Pay the Complaint fees.
- Complaint is registered.
- Thereafter you will get email from Maharera regarding the 1st date of hearing.
These seven steps are sufficient to help you get your complaint to the benches of MahaRERA, where it will be heard.