The Delhi Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Delhi RERA) has decided to allow property registrations again in the city. Earlier, there was a stop on registering new properties because of an order from Delhi RERA.
The change happened after a meeting between Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena and Delhi RERA Chairman Anand Kumar on November 28. The Lieutenant Governor asked them to rethink the decision.
Before this change, Delhi RERA had told the offices where property registrations happen not to register new properties that didn’t follow certain rules about the number of homes allowed on different plot sizes. This rule also applied to building plans approved by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and other city bodies.
The Chairman of Delhi RERA, Anand Kumar, explained, “Our earlier decision created confusion, and property registrations completely stopped. To avoid problems for people, we took back the order. We’ll soon give more details about our earlier decision.”
This order was issued because officials noticed that some building plans allowed more homes than permitted by the Supreme Court. Sometimes, builders made changes after getting approval, selling the extra units separately.
Since November 17, offices that handle property registrations in Delhi had stopped registering new properties. The RERA order followed the building rules made in 2016 and a Supreme Court decision from 2008 that limited the number of homes allowed based on different plot sizes.