Thirteen days since it became operational from temporary premises, Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (H-
RERA) Gurgaon is yet to start taking action on the over 300 complaints from home buyers it has received so far, because of delay in appointing a judicial officer as ‘registrar’. The rule states a retired judicial officer of rank district judge or additional district judge need to be appointed as RERA registrar, who would be responsible for registering complaints and issuing notices, based on which the H-Rera chairman and members will conduct hearing to address the grievance.Without a registrar, H-RERA is unable to register complaints (currently it is only receiving complaints) or issues notices — the first step in addressing home buyer’s grievances.
The 182 winners of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority’s (MHADA) lottery in 2015 will have to pay Rs 2 lakh extra for MHADA’s laxity. In 2015, MHADA conducted lottery for 997 homes in Pratiksha Nagar, Mankhurd, and Gavanpada in Mulund and Unnatnagar in Goregaon. Of these, 182 homes were for low income group in Gavanpada. However, as these buildings did not have an occupation certificate (OC) from BMC, the lottery winners were not issued allotment letters. The MHADA has now secured OC for these building. The housing authority proposes to increase flat prices, said a senior MHADA official who did not want to be named.