All you need to know about RERA Maharashtra

Maharashtra has one of the most active Real Estate Regulatory Authorities in India. Here’s all you need to know about checking projects and agents and filing complaints on MahaRERA

Deemed as one of the most active real estate regulatory authorities in India, the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has over 25,000 registered projects and 23,000 registered property agents, as of February 27, 2020. The Authority has also got over 10,000 complaints, out of which 71% have been disposed of. These statistics stand out when compared to other state authorities, where the rules are yet to be notified or the real estate portal is yet to be launched. Maharashtra RERA has some of the most active real estate markets under its jurisdiction, which include the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Pune. The quantum of investment in these markets is much more, as compared to other cities, which affects the life of home buyers, as well as investors. To ensure transparency and accountability, the MahaRERA portal has a number of features to help buyers make informed decisions. News brings you a detailed guide for using the MahaRERA portal.


How to check MahaRERA registered projects?

*Visit the MahaRERA portal and click on ‘Registration’ from the top menu.


All you need to know about RERA Maharashtra


*Click on ‘Registered Projects’ and you will be redirected to an external website. Make sure pop-ups are allowed on your browser.


All you need to know about RERA Maharashtra


*Feed in the project name or promoter name or RERA number. The details will appear and you can check the RERA certificate and all other details provided by the builder to the Authority.


How to check registered agents on MahaRERA?

*Visit the MahaRERA portal and click on ‘Registration’ from the top menu.

*Click on ‘Registered Real Estate Agents’ and you will be redirected to an external website. Make sure pop-ups are allowed on your browser.


All you need to know about RERA Maharashtra


*Enter the agent’s name or agent registration number, to find the details.


All you need to know about RERA Maharashtra


How to report unregistered projects?

As a vigilant consumer, you can also report unregistered projects to the Authority. Here is the step-by-step procedure to file an online request.

*Visit the MahaRERA portal and click on ‘Non-registration’ from the top menu.


All you need to know about RERA Maharashtra


*Choose ‘Inform Non-Registration’ from the drop-down menu.

*You will be redirected to a new page where you have to provide all the information about the complainant and the unregistered project. A SI number will be provided, for tracking the progress of your complaint.


All you need to know about RERA Maharashtra


How to file complaint on MahaRERA?

MahaRERA has made complaint registration simple, for the ease of home buyers and investors. Follow this step-by-step process to register a complaint against a developer/agent/promoter.

*Visit the MahaRERA online complaint forum and click on ‘New Registration’.

*Select ‘User Type’ as ‘Complainant’ and fill the required information. Once your user registration is successful, login to the system.

*Now click on ‘My Profile’ under ‘Accounts’. Fill in the required information.

*Select the ‘Complaint Details’ options and click on ‘Add New Complaints’ from the drop-down menu.

*You can now add a complaint, where you have to mention the division, registration number, project or agent name. The promoter name will appear automatically.

*Add details about the complainant such as name, type, nature of interest in the project and address of the complainant.

*Add details about the respondent such as name, type and the address.

*Upload documents to support your case and reliefs sought.

*Pay the fees to get your complaint registered.


What is MahaRERA Conciliation Forum?

Recently, the MahaRERA established a Conciliation and Dispute Resolution Forum, to facilitate the resolution of disputes amicably, thereby, saving cost and litigation time of parties and promoting greater public satisfaction with the legal system and dispute resolution. Here is the list of conciliators who can mediate between the parties.


What is procedure of conciliation?

  • The buyer needs to register on the conciliation forum application portal and complete the form, to raise a request.
  • The respondent will be intimated regarding the request.
  • Once the respondent confirms for the conciliation process, the allottee needs to make the payment for the conciliation process.
  • After successful payment, a conciliation bench will be allocated, based upon availability.
  • In case of successful conciliation, both parties will be required to sign a conciliation agreement, which will be uploaded for closing the request.

The role of conciliator is limited to assist the parties in an independent and impartial manner, in their attempt to reach an amicable settlement of their dispute.


How to register projects on MahaRERA

*Visit MahaRERA portal and click ‘Online Application.

*Click on ‘New Registration’ as a new user.

*Create new account and select the user type.

*Select respective state or UT from the drop-down. Fill in the remaining info like username, mobile number, and registered email address. Click on ‘Create User’.

*A verification link will be sent on your registered email address. Click the link to verify your credentials.

*Login with your new username and password.

*Fill in the required details upload all the necessary documents.


Documents required for project registration

  1. Name, address, mobile number and photograph of the promoters (in case of individuals)
  2. In the case of Company or Partnership Firm, Registration documents
  3. Ownership/Lease/Development agreement
  4. Approved Building Plan
  5. Approved Building Layouts
  6. RERA Bank Account details
  7. Form 1 From Architects
  8. Form 2 from Structural Engineer
  9. Form 3 From Chartered Accountants
  10. Name, address, mobile number and photograph of the promoter (people in management, in the case of entities)
  11. PAN card copy of promoter


MahaRERA latest judgements

Consent of 51% flat buyers needed, to tweak project, extend deadline

Builders will no longer be allowed to get away with sketchy details or shoddy paperwork, when they register their projects with the MahaRERA. A new circular issued by the state housing regulator, mandates that developers must now submit the list of all their flat buyers, along with their signatures in a proper format, when seeking various permissions. Moreover, the builder will require the consent of at least 51% of the allottees if he wants an extension of the completion date of the project. The consent will now be required with their names, flat numbers and signatures.

Apart from this, if the title report is not in the name of the developer, then, he should add the name of the land owner, the memorandum of understanding between them, the development agreement, the area and revenue sharing agreement. The developer will have to clearly reveal the investors or equity partners in the project.

More than 2/3rd buyers must consent to building plan changes under MahaRERA

The MahaRERA, in a fresh ruling, has stopped a builder from making any changes to a sanctioned plan under Section 14 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, which necessitates prior consent of at least two-thirds of the buyers. The MahaRERA also ordered the builder to pay  interest on the amount paid by the buyer, due to delay in handing over the possession. Section 14 of RERA holds the promoter liable to complete the project as per the sanctioned plans and not make any alterations, without the buyer’s consent. For modifying the plans for common areas also, the builder needs the written consent of two-thirds of allottees.

MahaRERA directs buyers to pay interest for delayed payments to the builder

In what may be called an unprecedented move, the MahaRERA has directed a home buyer to pay a penalty to the developer, for payment delay. Usually, such directives are targeted towards developers, asking them to pay penalties for delays in granting possession. In this case, the developer had approached the authority, to file a complaint against a home buyer who had been delaying payments, in spite of several demand letters. The authority ruled that if the buyer committed any default in timely payments as per the agreement for sale, he/she would be liable to pay interest at the rate of the marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) of SBI plus 2%, as prescribed under the RERA. The authority also directed the home buyer to make the payment within a month, failing which the agreement for sale would be terminated.


FAQs on RERA Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA), was established under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 (RERA), through Notification No.23 of the state government. The state's rules under the RERA were formulated as the Maharashtra Real Estate (Regulation and Development)(Registration of real estate projects, Registration of real estate agents, rates of interest and disclosures on website) Rules, 2017.

How to file complaint in RERA Maharashtra?

One should first register as a 'Complainant' in the MahaRERA portal and then login under the new user created, to 'Add New Complaints'.

What is MahaRERA?

MahaRERA is the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority. It came into existence on May 1, 2017.

What is the conciliation mechanism under MahaRERA?

Maharashtra was the first Indian state to initiate the conciliation mechanism under Section 32 (g) of the RERA. The Conciliation Forum provides for alternative dispute resolution, which can be invoked by any aggrieved allottee or promoter (as defined under RERA).



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