Shimla, August 22: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said that the registration of builders under Real Estate Act is now compulsory and a portal has been developed to facilitate online registration. Notably, CM Virbhadra Singh said this after launching an online portal for registration of real estate promoters.
On this occasion, CM Virbhadra Singh while launching the portal www.hprera.in for registration, Himachal Pradesh has become among a few states in the country to start the registration work of promoters and estate agents online. The web portal which has been developed for registration of promoters and estate agents will also have a link for making complaints against the developers, who fail to discharge their responsibility as per law, he added.
Launching the web portal for registration to provide efficient services to the promoters and buyers, the chief minister said the state cabinet had on August 5 approved the HP Real Estate (Regulation and Development Rules), 2017, making the registration of builders mandatory.
Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said that the state Town and Country Planning department will ensure that all the promoters are registered with the Director, TCP, who has been nominated as a designated officer, for Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA).
“However, all the promoters are required themselves to be registered with RERA within 30 days and the general public is advised not to buy any plot or apartment or flat from any developer who is not registered with RERA,” the Minister added.
Minister Sudhir Sharma said RERA aimed at making the registration of real estate project compulsory besides imposing liability on the promoter to pay such compensation to the allottees as provided in the Act.
Interestingly, the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act, 2016 provides to impose an obligation upon the promoter not to book sell or offer for sale, or invite persons to purchase any plot, apartment of building, as the case may be, in any real estate project without registering the real estate project with the Authority.