A formal hearing may be conducted later as the developer was given 15 days time to upload details regarding the litigation.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) recently ordered a developer to disclose the litigations pertaining to his project online on its website to alert home buyers. The order is an ‘exparte’ one since the developer was not present during the hearing.
A formal hearing may be conducted later as the developer was given 15 days time to upload details regarding the litigation. The complainant had claimed that he was the owner of some part of the land wherein the developer SSV Realtors is developing the project ‘Laaffaires Avenue Commercial’ and ‘Laflor Residency Commercial’. The complainant Aspandiar Irani alleged that the developer failed to reveal that there is a litigation regarding challenge to the declaration of slum on the project land. The order also stated that the matter is pending with the Bombay high court. As per section 4 (2) b of the RERA Act, it is mandatory for the realtor to disclose litigations connected to the project, which is registered with the MahaRERA.
“In view of the above facts, the respondent (1) is directed to upload full and complete disclosures, specifically, the litigation mentioned by the complainant in their MahaRERA registration as required under section 4 of the said Act and the rules and regulations made there under, within 15 days from the date of this Order,” read the order. In the month of January, while hearing a complaint against a Pune based builder, the authority had strictly ruled out that apart from the legal disputes, litigation details should also be uploaded in the website.