UP to review RERA rules, Yogi assures Naidu

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh government will revise the real estate regulations to bring incomplete housing projects under the law. UP chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath assured this to Union housing minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday to protect the interest of lakhs of existing home buyers.

On Saturday, the CM warned the builders that his government would attach properties, if they don’t deliver what they have promised to buyers despite intervention of authorities.

Sources said Naidu took up the issue of dilution in real estate regulation rules notified by UP last week in Lucknow while reviewing Central government schemes.

“The minister pointed out how some of the UP rules were in contrary to the norms notified by the housing ministry. CM assured revision of the provisions,” a housing ministry official said, who was present in the meeting.

He added UP government officials even took a hard copy of the Central rules during the meeting.

Aditya Nath told Naidu that some of the home buyers’ organizations had brought the issue concerning the rules.

UP’s notified rules has come under severe criticism as it has brought in several conditions that will allow most of the ongoing projects escape the new law. This is in contrary to the Central rules which says projects without completion certificate will be treated as “ongoing projects” and will have to be registered with the regulators concerned in each state.

Home buyers had raised concern that UP’s rules are more in favor of the builders and will adversely impact the consumers.

Last Monday TOI had highlighted how states such as UP, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana have diluted the Central law whereas Odisha and Bihar have followed the rules notified by housing ministry. Same day Naidu wrote letters to chief ministers asking them to ensure that rules notified by each state comply with the Central rules.

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