All you need to know about UP RERA


The Uttar Pradesh RERA Rules were notified in 2016 and the state’s RERA website was launched on July 26, 2017. Here’s a look at how to use the UP RERA portal

With popular micro-markets like Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, etc., Uttar Pradesh is among those states that attract a large section of home buyers. With a large inventory and properties for sale, these areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) are also known for their affordable property prices. However, unfortunate circumstances, such as the Jaypee insolvency case, have proved how important a state real estate regulator is. In tune with the Real Estate Act, the Uttar Pradesh Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules were notified in 2016. Here’s all that home buyers, builders and real estate agents need to know, about the UP RERA.

 

How to check registered projects on UP RERA?

Step 1: Log on to the official website of UP RERA, that is, https://www.up-rera.in/

Step 2: Go to ‘Projects’ or simply click here.

Step 3: Search for the project and view its details as shown in the example below:

 

All you need to know about UP RERA

 

Step 4: Click on ‘View detail’ for complete information about the project. You can also choose to view the project summary and other information that can be downloaded, or the complete details, including information about the real estate agents associated with the project.

 

All you need to know about UP RERA

 

How to check registered promoters on UP RERA?

You can go to the ‘Important Links’ section of the UP RERA official website, for quick access to registered promoters and their projects.

 

All you need to know about UP RERA

 

How to check the defaulter project list on UP RERA?

Step 1: Use the ‘Important Links’ section that is shown above to access a list of defaulters or simply click here. You can see the project registration number, name of the project, location details, promoter’s name and photo and RERA order details.

 

All you need to know about UP RERA

 

How to register as a promoter on UP RERA?

Step 1: Visit the official website and go to the ‘Registrations’ tab. Opt for ‘Promoter’.

Step 2: Input your phone number. You will receive an OTP on your phone. Verify, to continue.

 

All you need to know about UP RERA

 

Step 3: You will be directed to the promoters’ registration page and you will be asked for details such as name, contact information, address, PAN and Aadhaar card details, income tax details, etc. Note that a project can be registered after the registration of the promoter.

 

All you need to know about UP RERA

 

How to register as a real estate agent on UP RERA?

Step 1: Log on to the official website and go to ‘Registrations’ or simply click here.

Step 2: Fill in all required details in the form, as well as the payment and submit the registration.

Details required include details of the real estate agent enterprise and proof of address (Name, registered address, enterprise type – i.e., proprietorship, societies, partnership, company, etc.), PAN card copy, registration particulars (including bye-laws), memorandum of association, articles of association and income tax returns for the last three financial years. In case you had been exempted from filing income tax returns during any of the last three financial years, please submit a declaration explaining the same.

 

All you need to know about UP RERA

 

UP RERA at a glance

Projects 2,806
Agents 3,724
Promoters 1,490

 

How to register complaints with UP RERA?

You can register complaints online and even check complaint status through the portal.

 

All you need to know about UP RERA

 

COVID-19 impact and UP RERA

In a bid to maintain social distancing norms, the UP RERA has launched an online platform for grievance redressals called RERA Samvaad. Those who have complaints can raise these and meet senior RERA officials from 3-5 pm as per the schedule and in a time-bound manner. You can register for RERA Samvaad with this link.

UP RERA postpones lok adalats

On April 10, 2021 the UP RERA had been intending to organise an online lok adalat from Lucknow and Greater Noida, to address the grievances of home buyers. However, keeping in view the rising cases of Coronavirus, the adalat has been postponed.

The UP State Legal Service Authority had sent across proposal to organise a national lok adalat on April 10, July 10, September 11 and December 11. Cases where complaints had been filed under Section 31 of the RERA, wherein mutual agreement is possible or where the aggrieved party has consented for reconciliation, were to be picked up during the lok adalat. This also included existing and pending cases that were filed in the office of the RERA secretary.

 

UP RERA: Latest news

UP RERA gives nine-month extension to housing projects

August 4, 2021: In a move to help the  pandemic-hit real estate sector, the UP-RERA has given nine months’ extension to housing projects whose registration ends on December 31, 2021. However, this extension is valid only on housing projects located in the NCR, which are nearly 100 in number. For housing projects in other markets, the UP-RERA has provided an extension of project registration for six months.

 

UP RERA to organize the National Lok Adalat on 10 July 2021

UP RERA will be organising the National Lok Adalat on July 10, 2021, for addressing the grievances of home buyers. It will be held through an online medium at the headquarters in Lucknow and the regional office in Greater Noida, under the guidance of UP State Legal Services Authority. The legal advisor for UP-RERA, Anand Shukla, has been appointed as the nodal officer for organising the Lok Adalat.

Developers request extension for completion of projects

Developers have requested the UP RERA for a period of 12 months, for completion of the projects and compliance of orders issued by the authority, owing to the impact of second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Recently, in a webinar with UP RERA chairman, real estate developers had conveyed their grievances and raised several demands for smooth execution of projects and ensuring timely delivery of units.

President of NAREDCO-UP, RK Arora, recently said: “The developers also urged RERA to take up with the state government, to modify the ‘zero period’ order and remove the condition of completing projects by December 2021, to be eligible for the zero period benefit.”

 

FAQs

Where does UP RERA sit?

There are two centres for the Uttar Pradesh RERA, one in Lucknow and another in the NCR. The address is Naveen Bhavan, Rajya Niyojan Sansthan, Kala Kankar House, Old Hyderabad, Lucknow – 226007 Email ID: contactuprera@up-rera.in

What has been the COVID-19 impact on UP RERA?

It has been decided that by virtue of powers conferred under Section 37, read along with Section 34(f) of the RERA, that the registration of all registered projects under the jurisdiction of UP RERA for which the completion date or revised completion date or extended completion date as per registration expires on or after March 25, 2020, the registration and completion date or revised completion date or extended completion date is automatically extended by six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by invoking the 'force majeure' clause. A six-month extension will also be provided to such projects, which have already availed of a one-year extension as provided in the RERA Act on or after March 25, 2020.

 


UP’s draft RERA rules: Does it protect buyers’ interests?

By Colliers Research

The Uttar Pradesh government recently notified the draft Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act’s rules for the state. We examine how these rules compare against the model rules framed by the central government and the implications for home buyers

May 8, 2017: Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government notified the draft Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) rules. Here is a holistic comparison of the Uttar Pradesh draft rules and the Act legislated by the central government, in 2016.

See also: What is RERA and how will it impact the real estate industry and home buyers?

 

Main clauses Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA) 2016 Uttar Pradesh RERA
Registration
  • Mandatory registration of the project and real estate agent with the Appellate Authority.
  • No sale and advertising before the registration.
Minimum project size Compulsory registration for projects admeasuring plot area more than 500 sq metres or 8 number of apartments. Compulsory registration but no specifications on the minimum project size.
Title
  • Promoter liable to provide a copy of the legal title report and history.
  • Land should be free from any encumbrances and details to be provided, if it is not so.
  • Promoter liable to compensate the allottees, in case of any loss caused due to defective title of the land.
  • Promoter is liable to provide a copy of the legal title report and details of encumbrances, in case there are any.
  • However, no clause has been included, mentioning the compensation to be provided to allottees, in case of any loss caused due to defective title of the land.
Escrow account 70% of the amounts realised for the project to be deposited in a separate account in a scheduled bank to meet the cost of the real estate project and to be withdrawn in proportion to the percentage of completion.
Online project details All project details such as sanctioned plan, layout plan, floor space index, specifications of the project, authenticated copy of approvals and commencement certificate, should be available online.
Lapse/Cancellation of registration Remaining development work to be done by a competent authority or the association of allottees and the appropriate government may be consulted. Ambiguity on the process to be adopted for remaining development work, in the event of lapse or cancellation of the project.
Definition of ongoing projects For ongoing projects for which the completion certificate has not been issued, the promoter shall make an application to the Authority for registration of the said project, within a period of three months from the date of commencement of this Act. Ongoing project, means a project where the completion certificate has not been issued but excludes projects where:

  • The services have been handed over to the local authority for maintenance.
  • Where common areas and facilities have been handed over to the residents’ welfare association for maintenance.
  • Where all development work is complete and sale/lease deeds of 60% of the apartments/plots have been executed.
  • Development work is complete and application for completion certificate has been submitted.
Sale of the apartment On the basis of carpet area only. For existing projects, the promoter should disclose the size of the apartment based on carpet area, even if earlier sold on super built-up area or built-up area.
Parking Parking spaces defined but no specifications regarding parking costs.
Structural fault Developer to rectify any structural faults free of cost, in case it is reported within five years of the date of possession. No clause regarding structural faults.
Penalty for non- compliance Promoter: Up to three years of imprisonment or fine up to 10% of the total project cost.

Real estate agent: Up to one year of imprisonment or fine up to 10% of the total project cost.

Several imprisonment clauses have been made into compounding clauses (where monetary compensation is paid, in lieu of actual punishment)

 

Although, the UP RERA rules have the essence of the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act 2016, several clauses in the state regulation lack transparency. Hence, in our opinion, the UP RERA should add specific clauses on issues such as promoter’s liability on structural faults, title issues and strict measures like imprisonment on non-compliance.

 

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