Housing Segment Needs Infrastructure Status: NAREDCO Demands

NAREDCO, the National Real Estate Development Council, demanded that the housing segment should be given infrastructure status as it will enable them to gain tax benefits.
housing segment demands industry status

NAREDCO demands industry status for housing segment.

National Real Estate Development Council has recently demanded infrastructure status for the housing segment. The Housing ministry expressed that infrastructure status can be given to the affordable housing segment.

Housing and Poverty Alleviation Ministry (MHUPA) gestured that this time special focus will be on affordable housing segment. Housing Ministry revealed that they are hopeful of bringing some changes in the affordable housing segment. Continue reading

Land Acquisition Bill Invites Hike in Residential Prices

Union Cabinet recently passed the Land Acquisition Bill. The land acquisition bill ensures more right to the farmers. Real estate experts opine that the bill will cause residential prices to go up.
Land Acquisition Bill Invites Hike in Residential Prices

Residential Prices set to go up with Land Acquisition Bill.

Union Cabinet voted in favor of land acquisition bill. The bill will force the housing prices to go up, report real estate analysts. As per the land acquisition bill the land owners’ consent has become mandatory for all private projects.

The year 2012 witnessed a decreasing price appreciation for the residential sector. This year with the approval of land acquisition bill the situation is going to be worsened. Experts are of the opinion that the bill will necessitate price – hike. In fact the value appreciation will be improved. Continue reading

Real Estate Bill Have to Wait More

The much-awaited regulatory Bill for the real estate sector is still a long way off. The draft Real Estate Regulation Bill will not be tabled during the current session of Parliament, a senior official in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has confirmed.

The imprisonment, according to the final draft, applies only in the case of non-registration with the real estate regulation authority. Registration is mandatory for projects of a certain area and type. The maximum term of imprisonment is up to three years, and penalty may be extended up to 10 per cent of the project cost. In the earlier draft of the Bill, imprisonment was recommended in case of wilful failure to comply with orders of Appellate Tribunal too. The ministry has also reduced the area size for compulsory registration from 4,000 square feet in the earlier draft to 1,000 square feet now. This would mean registration would be mandatory for the smaller players too.

The Bill has been in the making for several years now, and was slated to be introduced during the Budget session. The housing ministry is now targeting the monsoon session of Parliament. The official said the final draft was ready. The draft bill has gone through some changes related to clauses on imprisonment and compulsory registration.

National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco) hailed this as a good move. “It would also check fly-by-night operators in real estate, which are majorly into smaller projects,” said R. R Singh, Naredco director-general. “However, the load on the authority will increase, as it would get flooded with projects for registration as smaller projects are more in number.” Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai), however, wants no limit on the registration. “No developer should be left out of the ambit of Real Estate Regulation Authority,” according to Credai chairman Lalit Jain.

The objective of the proposed legislation is to establish an authority to regulate, control and promote planned and healthy development and construction, sale, transfer and management of colonies, residential buildings, apartments and other similar properties, besides to host and maintain a website containing all project details.