Homebuyers in Haryana hold meet to discuss diluted provisions of HRERA
March 2018
Homebuyers in Haryana on Saturday met to discuss the provisions of Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA) and the status of the writ petition filed by them in the Punjab and Haryana High Court that challenges some provisions of HRERA rules as also the Haryana Building Code, 2017.

The briefing session that lasted for over two hours was held at Leisure Valley Park, Gurugram. The civil writ petition titled Harinder Pal Singh & Others vs State of Haryana and Others was admitted in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 20. It was filed by homebuyers to seek quashing of several provisions of the Haryana RERA rules which dilute the purpose for which the main RERA Act was enacted.

A notice of motion to the respondents have been issued by the court for April 27. This writ, apart from challenging various provisions of the HRERA rules, also targets the Haryana Building Code, 2017 (as amended) in as much as it contains a concept of ‘deemed occupancy certification’ which, “can primarily be utilised by builders to escape the rigours of the RERA Act,” says Gaurav Prakash, a homebuyer and a RERA enthusiast.

A group of home buyers and RERA enthusiasts under an informal group Undiluted RERA has been working towards promotion of robust real estate laws in the state of Haryana but despite representations and follow ups with the government, the recently enacted Haryana RERA rules (HRERA rules) fail to effectively redress the callous state of affairs in the real estate sector in Haryana, they said.