Jul 7, 2022

How RERA has improved the real estate sector in India

One of the major issues the real estate sector has always encountered is delays in residential projects. Such delays harm the industry's reputation in the eyes of numerous stakeholders and erode consumer trust while also costing consumers and investors money.

Delays may occur for a number of reasons, including a lack of prompt approvals, an inability to mobilize necessary money (debt or equity), a poor sales response leading to insufficient client advances, or, in rare situations, improper management and fund diversion.

In 2016, the government made a decisive move in response to the widespread inconsistencies and problems in India's real estate market. The RERA (Real Estate) Regulation & Development Act was adopted by the parliament. According to the law, each state now has a Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) to oversee the industry and offer practical solutions. If RERA is correctly implemented, India will undoubtedly have a streamlined real estate industry.

According to data from PropEquity, residential real estate projects started after the implementation of RERA are experiencing an average delay of 10 to 18 months in the major cities.

Read on to know more about the ways that RERA is transforming the residential real estate industry!

Why Was RERA Introduced?

RERA was introduced to regulate the real estate industry and deal with problems that prospective homebuyers encounter:

● To protect the rights and obligations of allottees.
● Maintaining honesty while reducing the danger of fraud in the sector.
● To professionalize and standardize the real estate sector across all of India.

● To enhance the exchange of only truthful information between home buyers
and sellers.
● To ensure that moving future, both the builders and the investors in the sector
take more accountability.
● To strengthen the sector's resilience and, as a result, boost investor faith.

RERA Mandates Registration.

According to the RERA Act, projects must be registered with the state authorities prior to beginning any sales activity. In addition to introducing checks and balances on how customer advances are used and mandating a construction-linked payment schedule in sale agreements, the Act also imposes penalties for failure to achieve committed completion dates. The developers' adherence to their deadline commitments has benefited from such supervision.

At Transcon, our projects are registered under RERA ensuring homebuyer rights.

Understanding RERA

You are currently aware of the advantages that RERA can provide to the various real estate industry players. You also have a quick rundown of its regulatory strategy. It's time to delve further and clarify the act's key components.

Lower Chance Of Builder Bankruptcy

To reduce the likelihood of builder insolvency, a predetermined percentage of 70% of the funds from the allottees given to real estate projects is used. As a result, they are unable to transfer money from one project to another.

Interest Rates

RERA also guarantees that buyers will receive the proper compensation in the event of a default. 2 per cent is added to SBI's highest Marginal Cost of Lending Rate to arrive at this total (MCLR). Buyers will be required to pay the same amount of interest, which is less than the penal rate specified in the sales agreement if their payments are not made on time.

Ahead of Time

RERA prohibits a promoter from accepting an advance payment from the buyer that is greater than 10% of the total cost. Developers are only permitted to take such a sum if they have a formal selling agreement in place with the purchasers.

Carpet Area That Is Consistent

It has long been disputed that the cost of a property is directly inversely proportionate to the total carpet area, which includes the net usable floor area that an apartment occupies. The bathroom, kitchen, and other useable rooms are included but external walls, balconies, shafts, etc. are not included. Developers are required by the Real Estate Act to provide information on the carpet size of the units they sell.

Rights of Buyers

RERA guarantees a wide range of protections for buyers against real estate industry
In the event of broken promises: As the buyer have the right to end your
involvement in the project and obtain a full refund of any advance payments
you may have made.
In the event of a Defect After Possession: The developers must fix any defects
within thirty days of being brought to their attention within the first five years
of possession.
Defect in the title: After successful possession of the property, you can
demand compensation from the builder if you find a defect in the title.
RTI: This act provides buyers with complete access to all project details, for
the purpose of ensuring transparency. Plan, execution, progress report, and
status are among them.

Resolution of Complaints

The act grants each state the authority to address buyer complaints through its Real Estate Regulatory Authority. All of the worries about agents, contractors, developers, etc. are included in this. You have 60 days to file another appeal with the Appellate Tribunal if you are not happy with the outcome. A counter appeal may also be filed with the Tribunal by builders.


RERA is a comprehensive law that controls the development, allocation, registration, and certification of real estate projects. The act protects homebuyers from delays or fraudulent acts by builders and encourages smooth money transfers to prevent hiccups. With RERA implementation increasing, homebuyers' security and infusion of financial discipline are ensured, supporting the real estate sector's sustained growth.