In the last few years, there has been an improvement in the Consumer Redressal
You must be astonished that why I am saying this?
Well, I am saying this because earlier, Consumers have only 1 recourse, whenever
they want to complain against the Builders, then they used to go to the Consumer
But now the dilemma has been changed!
RERA: A New Legislation:
As you must be aware that new legislation has been passed which is called Real
Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA) in 2016.
Now, these Home Buyers had many options.
Why this new Act?
One question might have stuck into your mind till now!
That why this new Act!
Well, this new Act has been passed because of a large number of Pending cases
before the court and National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.
Why RERA is a better option?
Now many people are confused about whether they should go and approach a
Consumer Forum or RERA?
So, I would prefer them to approach RERA. Because it a Special Act, enacted for
some special purpose. RERA is being set up to protect the interest of these
RERA: A better Option:
The best part of RERA is that:
- In this cases are dealt in a much faster way.Cases are resolved much
better in RERA.
- As in RERA, Plaintiff need not have to engage Lawyers. This saves
costs and time as well. It is time and cost-effective. And hence it is a more
- The advent of RERA is proved to be the best option. Because now the
affected party can easily approach their Real Estate Regulation Authority.
- RERA is a good mechanism which an aggrieved party can use to deal with
their disputes with the Builder.
Aims of this Act are:
- To save the Home Buyers from the Unscrupulous Builders.
- To regulate the Real Estate Sector of India.
- This Act imposes penalties on Errant builders.
Procedure of Complaint:
So, here we will be dealing with the Procedure.
A complaint under RERA has to be in a prescribed form which is under respective
Grounds for filing a complaint under RERA:
- Delay of Possession:
If a Buyer is delaying the delivery of the possession of proper, then the Buyer
can use this ground for filing a complaint under RERA.
- False Advertisement:
If a False and wrong Advertisement or a notice is filed or presented by the
Promoter and due to which the Allotter hasdeposited any amount. A RERA complaint
can be found.
- Advance Payment:
If any buyer demands an extra advanced payment than prescribed then the buyer
can file a complaint under RERA.
- Improper Registration of a Project:
If there is any improper registration of a project, then the buyer can file a
complaint under RERA.