Govt. extends Registration and Completion Date of Real Estate Projects under RERA

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The Central Government has extended the Registration and Completion Date of Real Estate Projects under RERA.

The Finance Minister said that Adverse impact due to COVID-19 and projects stand the risk of defaulting on RERA timelines. Timelines need to be extended.

The Central Government directed to advise States/UTs and their Regulatory Authorities to the following effect:

  • Treat COVID-19 as an event of ‘Force Majeure’ under RERA.
  • Extend the registration and completion date suo-moto by 6 months for all registered projects expiring on or after 25th March 2020 without individual applications.
  • Regulatory Authorities may extend this for another period of up to 3 months if needed
  • Issue fresh ‘Project Registration Certificates’ automatically with revised timelines.
  • Extend timelines for various statuary compliances under RERA concurrently.

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that These measures will de-stress real estate developers and ensure completion of projects so that homebuyers are able to get delivery of their booked houses with new timelines.