Maharashtra Real Estate Regulation Act and MahaRERA Rules

This article helps the common man use the MahaRERA system to find information about real estate construction projects in Maharashtra.

What is the meaning of MahaRERA?

From when does MahaRERA come into effect?

What are the common issues which the MahaRERA law deals with?

Which are the RERA and related laws in Maharashtra?

Law Purpose
Maharashtra Real Estate (Regulation and Development)(Registration of Real Estate Projects, Registration of Real Estate Agents, Rates of Interest and Disclosures on Website) Rules, 2017
Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Officers and Employees (Appointment and Service Conditions) Rules, 2017
Maharashtra Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (Recovery of Interest, Penalty, Compensation, Fine payable, Forms of Complaints and Appeal, etc.) Rules, 2017
Maharashtra Real Estate Appellate Tribunal, Officers and Employees (Appointment and Service Conditions) Rules, 2017
Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Form of Annual Statement of Accounts and Annual Report ) Rules, 2017
The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (General) Regulations, 2017
The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Recruitment and Conditions of Service of Employees) Regulation, 2017
Charges for accessing MahaRERA web-based Application for registration of project and real estate agents, extension of registration for projects and real estate agents including updating website, database management and maintenance under regulation 48 of the MahaRERA General Regulations, 2017

Where is the MahaRERA Headquarters?

The MahaRERA headquarters are in Mumbai at:

Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority
3rd Floor, A-Wing, Slum Rehabilitation Authority,
Administrative Building, Anant Kanekar Marg,
Bandra (E), Mumbai 400051

What information is available to the Public using the MahaRERA website?

Here is a list of the details available on the MahaRERA Website under the

MahaRERA Application

General Information

  • Information Type = Project Type i.e. Residential / Commercial etc.
  • Organization Name
  • Organization Type
  • Company Description For Other Type Organization
  • Do you have any Past Experience?
  • Address Details
  • Organization Contact Details

Past Experience Details

  • Sr.No.
  • Project Name
  • Type of Project
  • Others
  • Land Area(In Sq mtrs)
  • Address
  • CTS Number
  • Number of Buildings/Plot
  • Number of Apartments
  • Original Proposed Date of Completion

Member Information = Information of Company Members / Directors

  • Member Name
  • Designation
  • Photo

Project Details

  • Project Name
  • Project Status = On-Going / Completed Project
  • Proposed Date of Completion
  • Revised Proposed Date of Completion
  • Litigations related to the project ? = See below for details
  • Project Type = Residential / Commercial
  • Are there any Co-Promoters (as defined by MahaRERA Order) in the project ?
  • Plot Bearing No / CTS no / Survey Number/Final Plot no.
  • Boundaries East
  • Boundaries West
  • Boundaries North
  • Boundaries South
  • State/UT
  • Division
  • District
  • Taluka
  • Village
  • Pin Code
  • Area(In sqmts)
  • Total Building Count
  • Sanctioned Buildings Count
  • Proposed But Not Sanctioned Buildings Count
  • Aggregate area(In sqmts) of recreational open space
  • FSI Details
  • Built-up-Area as per Proposed FSI (In sqmts) ( Proposed but not sanctioned) ( As soon as approved, should be immediately updated in Approved FSI)
  • Built-up-Area as per Approved FSI (In sqmts)
  • Total FSI

Co-Promoter Details

  • Project Name
  • Promoter Name
  • Co-Promoter Type
  • Type of Agreement/ Arrangement
  • Office Number
  • Other Details

Project Details

  • Proposed
  • Booked
  • WorkDone(In %)

Eg: Number of Garages ( In Numbers) / Covered Parking ( In Numbers)

Development Work

Common areas And Facilities, Amenities Available Percent Details

  • Internal Roads & Footpaths
  • Water Supply  Eg: Fresh Water Supply from MCGM
  • Sewerage (Chamber, Lines, Septic Tank , STP)
  • Storm Water Drains
  • Landscaping & Tree Planting Eg: Proposed on Top of Podium
  • Street Lighting
  • Community Buildings
  • Treatment And Disposal Of Sewage And Sullage Wate Through STP
  • Solid Waste Management And Disposal
  • Water Conservation, Rain water Harvesting
  • Harvesting Tank
  • Energy management
  • Fire Protection And Fire Safety Requirements Eg: As per CFO Norms
  • Electrical Meter Room, Sub-Station, Receiving Station
  • Aggregate area of recreational Open Space
  • Open Parking

Building Details

  • Sr.No.
  • Project Name
  • Number of Basement’s
  • Number of Plinth
  • Number of Podium’s
  • Number of Slab of Super Structure
  • Number of Stilts
  • Number of Open Parking
  • Number of Closed Parking

 

Registration of a Will or Codicil in India

What is the meaning of Registering a Will?

Registration of a Will means to Deposit the original Will with the Sub-Registrar of Assurances and obtain a certificate of registration for such deposit.

Registration of a Will or Codicil in India

Registration of a Will or Codicil in India

Who can Register a Will?

Any person who is competent to Contract i.e. competent to make a Will as per law can register a Will.

Why do people register a Will? What are the benefits and limitations of Registering a Will?

Registration of the Will provides authenticity of the document and prevents the validity of the document from being questioned. However, the contents mentioned in the Will are not validated and authenticated, it is only the document that is merely registered as authentic.

What is the cost of Registering a Will in India?

There is no stamp duty applicable to Registering a Will. The registration fee for Registering a Will is about Rs. 100.

Where and how can you register a Will in india?

To register a Will simply visit the local Sub-registrar office. For Maharashtra see: igrmaharashtra.gov.in

Does every subsequent Will also have to be registered, if the prior Will was registered?

No. There is no such requirement, but is always recommended.

What are the options available when Registering a Will?

  • Open Will
  • Sealed Will

What is a Sealed Will?

A sealed will is a Will which is kept in a sealed cover and the sealed cover is registered and kept in safe keeping. The seal is opened at the time of the death of the Testator and is registered at the time of death.

If I do not give a Sealed Will, will a Registered Will be available for anyone to see? Can any person get a copy of a Registered Will?

A registered Will copy is made available only to the Testator of the Will (during his life time). After the Testator’s death any person can obtain a copy of the Will on producing the death certificate of the Testator.

Is there a limitation period or timeline for Registering a Will?

No. There is no limitation period for registering a Will as in the case of other documents where it is upto 4 months from the date of execution. You can register a Will at any time, including after the death of the Testator. Section 40 and 41 of the Registration Act, 1908

What is the purpose of Registering a Will after the death of the Testator?

 

What The Supreme Court of India Said On Banning Sale of Firecrackers in Delhi/NCR Region

Highlights of the Supreme Court judgement:

  • …bursting of fire crackers is not the only cause for alarming air pollution in Delhi and NCR, but it is also acknowledged that it is one of the major causes. It is also recorded in the judgment that on bursting of these crackers during Diwali in 2016, the air quality had sharply deteriorated…
  • …we have the direct evidence of deterioration15
    of air quality at alarming levels, which happens every year. As already pointed out above, burning of these fire crackers during Diwali in 2016 had shot up pm levels by three times, making Delhi the worst city in the world, insofar as air pollution is concerned…
  • …Insofar as adverse effects of burning of crackers during Diwali are concerned, those have been witnessed year after year. The air quality deteriorates abysmally and alarmingly and the city chokes thereby. It leads to closing the schools and the authorities are compelled to take various measures on emergent basis, when faced
    with “health emergency” situation. This very situation had occurred on the very next morning after Diwali in the year 2016. It resulted in passing the order dated November 11, 2016. This order prevailed
    during the year but the impact and effect of this order remains to be tested on Diwali days…
  • …Further orders in this behalf can be passed on assessing the situation that would emerge after this Diwali season…

Full Text of the judgement:

This is the full text of the Judgement of the Supreme Court of India on banning firecrackers and fireworks sale in the Delhi / NCR Region.

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First Information Report (FIR) in India

This article deals with the topic of an FIR or First Information Report.

What is an FIR?

Under section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and FIR is a report of First Information of a cognizable offence under the Indian Penal Code. It is basically a record of primary information received, regarding the commission of a criminal offence or crime as per IPC.

When is an FIR filed?

Where can an FIR be filed?

What does an FIR contain?

A First Information Report FIR contains the following fields:

  1. State
    District
    Police Station
    FIR No.
    Year
    Date
  2. Acts and Sections
  3. Occurence of Offence: Day / Date from / Time / Date to / Time
    Information Received at Police Station: Date / Time
    General Diary Reference: Entry No. / Date / Time
  4. Type of Information: Written / Oral
  5. Place of Occurrence:
    Direction and Distance from Police Station
    Chouki/Beat/OP Name and No.
    Address of Occurrence:
    Name / No. if any / Ward / Name of Road
    Nearest Identifiable place / Village / Post / Taluka / Distt. / State
    In case, outside the limit of this Police Station: Taluka / Distt. / State
  6. Complainant / Informant:
    Permanent Address
    Name / Father’s / Husbands Name
    Date of Birth and Age / Nationality / Phone No.
    Passport No. / Date of Issue / Place of Issue / Occupation
    Religion / Caste / Sub-caste
    Address / Ward / House Name / No. / Phone / M. No / PAN No. / Card No.
    Road / Nearest Identifiable place / Village / Post / Police Station
    Taluka / Distt. / State / Present Address
  7. Details, Name and Address of Known Accused (attach separate sheet if necessary) Particular physical features of suspect to be mentioned on form 1-B and maybe attached to case diary.
  8. Reasons for delay in reporting by the complainant / informant
  9. Particulars of properties stolen and involved (attach necessary proforma) Write down details on blank page.
  10. Total value of properties:
    (a) stolen / involved
    (b) recovered
  11. Unnatural / Accidental Death Case No. (if any)
  12. First Information (brief contents) Attach separate sheet if required or write details overleaf on the blank side
  13. Action Taken: (since the above offence relates to commission of offence(s) under the sections mention in Item No. 2
    (1) Registered the case or took up the investigation or Directed (Name of Investigating Officer / Rank / No. )  to take up the investigation or
    (2) Refused investigation due to (Reason)
    (3) Transferred to Police Station (Name) due to jurisdiction
  14. FIR Read over to the complainant / informant, admitted to be correctly recorded and a copy given to the Complainant / Informant free of cost.
    Signature / Thumb impression of informant / Complainant
    Signature of Officer in-charge: Name / Rank / No.
  15. Date and Time submitted to court
    Posting Code No. of Investigating Officer
  16. Copy to: Complainant / Supdt. of Police / Inv Officer / Office Copy

 

Sample of an FIR

FIR Sample

How does an FIR look? First Information Report Sample in India