General (FAQ's)


In accordance with notifications issued by Urban Development Department of Government of Maharashtra, MR & TP Act is applicable to all the districts of Maharashtra. Hence, all areas of Maharashtra are included in Planning Area as defined in Section 2(zh) of the Act.

The Act covers all bodies (private and public) which develop real estate projects for sale to the general public. Section 2(zk) defines the term ‘promoter’ which includes both private and public real estate promoters. Thus, both Development Authorities and the Housing Boards, when involved in sale are covered under the Act.

Yes. Every real estate project which has land area more than 500 sqmts or has more than 8 apartments needs to be registered

Yes. Every real estate project which has land area more than 500 sqmts or has more than 8 apartments needs to be registered

As per section 2(b), which defines ‘advertisement’, any medium adopted in soliciting for sale would be covered under the said definition, including sms and emails. Prospectus, which is intended for sale of apartment in real estate project, will also be covered.

No. The advertisement issued, for a new project, after1st May 2017 must carry the MahaRERA Registration Number of the project.

As per section 2(d) an allotteeincludes a person who acquires the said ‘apartment / plot’ through transfer or sale, but does not include a person to whom such plot, apartment is given on rent. The Act doesn’t include rental projects, lease / leave and License deals.

The position of parking is as follows;
Open Parking Area: This has been clearly included in the definition of "Common Areas" which need to be conveyed to the Association of Allotteesafter Occupancy Certificate is received. Hence, sale or allotment of Open Parking Areas by the Promoter is not permissible.
Covered Parking as defined in the 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 is permitted to be sold.
Garage as defined in the Act is permitted to be sold.

Yes. It has been detailed in the MahaRERA Order available on the MahaRERA website.

FAQ's from Consumer Perspective


Yes, the layout of the real estate project has to be approved. However, the promoter may include some buildings in his application of registration where apartments are proposed and the Building approvals are pending. Building Approval for the apartment must be obtained before the agreement for sale is signed between the promoter and buyer, regarding the said apartment.

If any promoter fails to register as per Act, he shall be liable to a penalty which may extend up to ten per cent of the estimated cost of the real estate project. On continued violation, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend up to three years or with fine which may extend up to a further ten per cent of the estimated cost of the real estate project, or with both.

MahaRERA will take action in accordance with section 8 of the Act.

Yes. In accordance with the model form of agreement, if the Promoter fails to abide by the time schedule for completing the project and handing over the [Apartment/Plot] to the Allottee, the Promoter agrees to pay to the Allottee, who does not intend to withdraw from the project, interest as specified in the Rule, on all the amounts paid by the Allottee, for every month of delay, till the handing over of the possession.

Yes. An aggrieved person having any interest in the registered real estate project can file complaint.

An aggrieved person may file a complaint with MahaRERA for any violation or contravention of the provisions of the Act or the Rules or Regulations made there under.

Section 29 of the Act provides that complaints should be disposed off as expeditiously as possible but not later than sixty days from the date of filing the same. However, where it cannot be disposed of during the said period, the Real Estate Regulatory Authority is required to record its reasons for the same.

Promoter has to enable formation of Legal Entity like Cooperative Society, Company, Association, Federation etc. within three months from the date on which fifty one per cent of the total number of Purchasers, in such a building or a wing, have booked their apartment.

Promoter shall execute a registered conveyance deed in favour of the allottee within three months from date of issue of occupancy certificate or fifty one per cent of the total number of Purchasers, in such a building or a wing, has paid the full consideration to the promoter, whichever is earlier.

Promoter has to register the project before he starts any form of advertising, marketing, booking, selling, offer for selling or inviting people to purchase plots, apartment or buildings.

Yes, if this is declared at the time of registration and subject to provisions of Section 4 of the Act and 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 made there under. However, the money withdrawn should be utilized towards construction expenses of the project, on priority.

The Promoter has to ensure that an association of allottees is formed within three months of 51% of allottees have booked their apartment in the project.

Every on-going project has to be registered with MahaRERA before 30th July 2017. If the said redevelopment project does not have layout/building plan approval and if no booking of sale of flats have taken place, the project will not be called an on-going project.

Agreement entered prior to 1st May 2017 will be as per MoFA. All agreements post 1st May, 2017 have to be in accordance with the model form of agreement of MahaRERA.

Yes, they are co-promoters.