Over the course of last decade or so, the real estate sector in India has expanded dramatically. This is particularly true for the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, which is steadily becoming a modern state after a surge in investments in infrastructure. The industry was further given a boost when the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Housing for All initiative was launched by the Government of India. However, despite these impressive facts and reforms, the real estate sector, from the perspective of consumers, is still unregulated. Even though laws for consumer protection exist, they only serve as a curative measure rather than preventive.
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Owing to a lack of professionalism and control in the realty sector, there was a need to establish a state-wise, authoritative body whose sole purpose would be to deal with matters concerning real estate. The idea was to give consumers a suitable platform for grievance redressal and have their complaints heard under the purview of law.
It was with this intention that a Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) was established in every state, as per the Real Estate Act, 2016. Some of the main objectives of this Act are mentioned below:
Prospective buyers are no longer at the mercy of developers. With RERA now in place, they can approach the Authority confidently and voice their concerns. Needless to mention, if the customer has been cheated, whether it is related to a delay in delivery of the property or any other issue, then he/she can withdraw from the project and demand a compensation.
In case the builder is not complying, then the customer can approach the RERA and file a complaint.
This sort of control and governance is something that the real estate industry previously lacked. The formation of RERA in every state has already started to transform the industry, although it is yet to pick up the pace. Nonetheless, it is on the right path and the next couple of years should produce the expected outcome.
Registering a real estate project with RERA Himachal Pradesh is a time-consuming process. There are seven pages to be filled and more than 10 different documents are to be uploaded to the portal. The following is the comprehensive, step-by-step guide to be followed to register a real estate project.
Step 1: Visit the official RERA Himachal Pradesh site at http://www.hprera.in/WebSite/Home
Step 2: If you are registering a real estate project for the first time, then you need to first register as a ‘Promoter’. Click on ‘Register’ at top of the page and select ‘Promoter’.
Step 3: Once there, fill in the details and upload the necessary documents. Click on ‘Save’ at the end to successfully create your profile. You can now proceed with project registration.
Step 4: Head to the main page and select ‘Registration’. Select ‘Real Estate Project’ and then click on ‘Apply New Project’ or ‘Apply Ongoing Project’, depending on the requirement.
Step 5: You will then be directed to a page where you will need to sign in to your Promoter account, provided you are not logged in. You can now proceed with your project registration.
Step 6: As mentioned earlier, there are seven distinct pages that you need to fill. They are:
The ‘Project Declaration’ page is an important one. This is where you verify all the information before submitting your form, so make sure that you read the contents of this page carefully.
You can also save the form as a draft and get back to filling it at a later time. However, to submit your form, you need to click on ‘Final Submit’.
Once you submit the form, the process for obtaining the certificate of project registration will commence.
The following documents need to be uploaded to the Himachal RERA portal along with the registration form. Prepare these documents well in advance to avoid any inconvenience during the application process.
The process to register as a real estate agent with HP RERA is fairly similar to the one involved in registering a real estate project. However, the process of registering as an agent does not require a lot of documents and can be done in little time.
Step 1: Visit the HP RERA website at http://www.hprera.in/WebSite/Home
Step 2: Click on ‘Register’ at the top of the page and then select ‘Agent’. You will be then asked to fill in basic details to complete the sign-up process. Alternately, you can also select ‘Registration’ followed by ‘Real Estate Agent’ and ‘New Registration’ to sign-up.
Step 3: Once you have signed-up, you can proceed with filling your real estate agent registration form. Unlike the project registration form, there are only two tabs to be filled here. They are:
Step 4: After all the relevant boxes have been filled, the last step is to verify all the information. Once the information has been checked, click on ‘Final Submit’ option to start the process of obtaining your Real Estate Agent Registration Certificate.
Considering that the implementation of RERA in Himachal Pradesh is still in its early stages, not many developers have registered their projects. So far, only 10 projects have been registered on the RERA HP portal, and all of them have been mentioned below. Nonetheless, this tally is set to increase as time goes by.
|Project Name||Project Registration No.||Promoter Name||Mobile No||Email ID||District|
|Myst Project||RERAHPSOP08170001||Ajay Singh Cheemafirstname.lastname@example.org||Solan|
|Uma's Euphoria||RERAHPSOP08170002||Uma Bagoliaemail@example.com||Solan|
|Auramah Valley Phase-II||RERAHPSHP08170003||Manavinder Singhfirstname.lastname@example.org||Shimla|
|Samavana-I||RERAHPSOP08170004||Ashwani Kumar Vermaemail@example.com||Solan|
|Omaxe Parkwood||RERAHPSOP09170007||Bhupendra Singhfirstname.lastname@example.org||Solan|
|THE WOODS BAROG||RERAHPSOP10170008||R K BHALLAemail@example.com||Solan|
|Amila Hills||RERAHPSHP11170015||Yogesh Kaushikfirstname.lastname@example.org||Shimla|
|AMOHA RESIDENCES||RERAHPKAP11170013||Vivek Khannaemail@example.com||Kangra|
|Soma New Towns||RERAHPSOP10170012||DIMPAL KUMARfirstname.lastname@example.org||Solan|
|Cedar Villas Housing Complex||RERAHPSHP09170005||Gurbaj Singh Kangemail@example.com||Shimla|
So far, only five agents have registered on the RERA HP Portal. However, as more people become aware of this Act, this number is likely to increase in the coming months.
|Agent Name||Agent Registration No.||Mobile No||Email ID|
|Chander Mani Sharma||RERAHPMAA10170005firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Swastik Estates through sole proprietor Reeti Shandil||RERAHPSOA10170008email@example.com|
In case of any additional queries related to the Act and its rules, or if you are looking to check the status of your application, you can visit the official RERA HP website at http://www.hprera.in/WebSite/Home. You can also browse the FAQ section for more information and get in touch with the officials for further clarifications.
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