Adjudicating on redevelopment must come under MahaRERA ambit

Most of the construction work taking place in the city are part of redevelopment projects involving either old housing societies, or chawls, or slums. However, the biggest redressal forum for real estate Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA), still doesn’t look into issues that pertain to redevelopment Nandadeep CHS Ltd, a housing society in Vikhroli, signed a development agreement with Samarth Krupa Developers. The complainants argued that the developer failed to complete the redevelopment work under the October 9, 2005 agreement. The society members further stated that the developer failed to pay the rent to the members of the society.

Therefore they filed the complaint, seeking MahaRERA directions for a declaration that the redevelopment agreement executed by and between the complainants and the developer be terminated and not be binding upon the society. While disposing of the case for want of jurisdiction, Dr Vijay Satbir Singh, member, MahaRERA, said, MahaRERA feels that as per provisions of the RERA Act, the redevelopment component does not fall within the purview of MahaRERA Therefore they do not have the power to entertain and try this complaint filed by the society. As regards the issue of non-payment of rent and allotment of permanent accommodation to the members of the society, MahaRERA feels it cannot resolve issues arising out of the redevelopment agreement.

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