High Court’s notice to Karnataka Union Govt on Registration under RERA
- A petition is filed in the Karnataka High Court, challenging the Karnataka Real Estate Rules,(RERA) 2017.
- The petition states that the Karnataka Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules have been ‘blatant breach’ of provisions of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) rules.
- It has been contended in the petition that RERA has not provided any space to the State Governments to exclude ‘ongoing projects’ from compulsory registration.
- The petition is filed by Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout Site Owners’ and Residents’ Welfare Associations and others.
- The petitioners are seeking understanding of the “explanation” attached to rule 4(1) of the Karnataka rules.
- It contends that the Karnataka government has “unlawfully permitted certain ongoing projects to evade the Central statute.”
- The state government has allowed certain categories of ongoing projects which were permitted to be a fall out of registration under the RERA which has defeated the consumers’ interest which was safeguarded by RERA.
- The state government has made registration mandatory for all ongoing projects which have not received completion certificate on the date of commencement of RERA.
- Justice A.S. Bopanna has passed the order on the petitions.