As per the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, every Indian state must have a dedicated Real Estate Regulatory Authority. The authority intends to strengthen the real estate industry in the nation. It also aims to foster a sense of professionalism and ensures a clear path for people wishing to join the real estate industry.
In Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority or MahaRERA functions to regulate the undertakings in the real estate market. This special authority oversees the protocols within the real estate industry of the state and undertakes dispute redressal when required.
The main objectives of MahaRERA include:
Protecting the interest of real estate customers
Ensuring transparency during the sale of apartments or plots
Ensuring settlement in times of dispute
Forming the Appellate Tribunal to address buyer complaints
It is mandatory for the promoters to register their real estate projects under the RERA Act to sell, advertise, market, or book. Before proceeding to work, it is expected that the promoters make an application to the authority for registration.
The Maharashtra Government regulates the responsibility of registering real estate projects under the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority.
MahaRERA registration carries innumerable benefits for real estate stakeholders, like:
Ensuring a smooth system by establishing a separate escrow account for borrowers undertaking real estate transactions
Monitoring the authentication of promoters and brokers to safeguard the interest of real estate buyers
Allowing registered promoters and brokers to file a complaint with the authority about any issue within the sector
Enabling promoters to determine the date of project completion based on their preferences
Here are the steps that you must follow to register and MaLogin with RERA Maharashtra (रेरा महाराष्ट्र):
Step 2: Click on ‘New Registration’
Step 3: Select ‘User Type’ (promoter/real estate agent/citizen).
Step 4: Enter the requested information
Step 5: Verify your email ID before you log in to your account
Step 6: Click on ‘Add Project’ to add the project’s details and then select ‘save’
Step 7: For new projects, select ‘New Project’, and enter the required information and click on ‘Add Project’
Step 8: Select ‘Add Building’ to enter the specifics of the building and the offered amenities
Step 9: Enter the total budget for the development project
Step 10: If applicable, mention the details of any lawsuit involving the project and other activity details, before clicking on the ‘Save’ button
Step 11: Finally, click on ‘Confirm and Proceed’ to pay your registration fee and finish the process
You can search for registered projects through the MahaRERA Project Search (महारेरा प्रकल्प शोध) by following the steps provided below:
Step 1: Visit the official MahaRERA website
Step 2: Click on ‘Registered Projects’ listed under the sub-heading ‘Select User Type’
Step 3: Search for project details either by typing in its name, the name of the promoter, or its registration/certificate number and click on ‘Search’
Step 4: The project details will appear in the search results. Click on ‘View’ to see all the details of the project such as locality, project type, ongoing status, and proposed completion date
As a promoter, you will be required to submit the following documents when registering a property on the official MahaRERA portal.
Copy of the legal title report
Certificates from the architect (Form-1: mandatory for only ongoing projects)
Certificates from the architect (Form-4)
Certificates from the CA (Form-3)
Certificates from the CA (Form-5)
Certificates from the Engineer (Form-2: mandatory for only ongoing projects)
Details of encumbrance
Copy of the layout approval and building plan approval
Signed proforma of the allotment letter and agreement for sale
Maha-RERA has developed a dedicated online portal for complaint registration. To file a complaint through the portal, follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Register yourself on the MahaRERA online portal by creating a unique username and password
Step 2: Next, click on ‘New Registration’
Step 3: Enter all the details such as the user type, state, username, password, mobile number, email ID, and captcha code
Step 4: Enter the username and password to log in to the system.
Step 5: Click on ‘Accounts’ and ‘My Profile’
Step 6: Enter other requested details such as name, address for official communication, mobile number, and email ID
Step 7: Click on the ‘Complaint Details’ tab before selecting ‘Add New Complaints’, and fill in the requested details
Step 8: Upload documents and approve the declaration
Step 9: Click on the ‘Payment’ tab post submission to pay the required charges
To effectively address the issues of citizens, MahaRERA has also established a toll-free helpline. Enquirers can call on the following numbers with their queries:
Toll-free number: 1800-210-3770
Primary Rate Interface (PRI) Line (could be chargeable): 022 6915 7100(7 am to 11 pm - Monday to Saturday)
The addresses for MahaRERA head office and other regional offices is as follows:
RERA Mumbai Office: Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority, 3rd Floor, A-Wing, Slum Rehabilitation Authority, Administrative Building, Anant Kanekar Marg, Bandra (E), Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400051
RERA Pune Office: Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority, 109 to 113, 1st Floor, Sayajirao Gaikwad Udyog Bhavan, Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra - 411007
RERA Nagpur Office: Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Administrative Building No.1, 1st Floor, Adjacent to Udyog Bhavan, Civil Line, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001
By registering on the official website, you can check the full list of registered projects, file a complaint, and access many other services. If you’re interested in purchasing a property and lack the required funds, you can apply for a home loan on Bajaj Markets.
Yes. They’re both different since Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, looks to protect home-buyers’ interest and boost investment in the real estate industry in India. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) controls the real estate sector in Maharashtra.
Some of the key responsibilities and functions of MahaRERA are:
To be a catalyst for growth and promotion of fair real estate business practices
To protect the business interests of homebuyers, sellers, and real estate agents
To promote speedy grievance redressal regarding properties in the state
To ensure transmission of transparent information regarding properties
To be a helping hand at times of new real estate project registration
To facilitate registration of real estate agents
To provide suggestions and recommendations regarding the growth of the real estate sector in the state
Under Section 32 (g) of the RERA, Maharashtra was the first Indian state to begin the conciliation system. The Conciliation Forum offers an alternative method of dispute resolution that can be used by any disgruntled beneficiary or promoter (as defined under RERA).
By following these easy steps, MahaRERA users can view information on expired or lapsed real estate projects. First, visit the official MahaRERA website and click on 'Lapsed Projects’ listed under the ‘Registration’ tab. On doing so, the completed list of expired projects should be displayed on your screen.
MahaRERA can cancel or revoke the registration of a project based on complaints of unfair practices or violation of RERA rules. To find out which MahaRERA projects have been revoked visit the official RERA Website.
Click on 'Projects’ listed under the ‘Registration’ tab - Registration Revoked or Ab initio void'. You should be able to view the complete list of revoked projects.
The MahaRERA portal allows citizens to find the details of a project undergoing litigation. To do so, visit the official MahaRERA portal and click on ‘Appellate Tribunal’ followed by ‘Orders’. To view the results, you can type the name in the search bar.
The following projects need not be registered under the MahaRERA act:
Plot of land where a house is going to be constructed and is under 500 square metres in area
Projects where the number of apartments do not exceed 8
Projects that received their completion certificate before the RERA Act came into existence
Projects which are being redeveloped
As of June 20, 2022, MahaRERA has given developers the option to de-register residential projects if they are unable to move on with them. The decision was taken since the RERA Act makes no provision for forcing the completion of a project when the developer is unwilling to do so.