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The New Rules won't allow Pre Launch Sales for Developers

  • 7th Nov 2016
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The New Rules won't allow Pre Launch Sales for Developers

Builders who are accumulating 20% of project revenues by means of pre launches will find it complicated to do so from April 2017 as the just lately recommended Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) slow downs any road shows prior to formal regulatory approvals are provided.

The recent regulation will postpone the time of pre launches as developers need to reveal the particulars of the development with the authority. This may additionally minimize the new launches and impact developers' cash flow,“ said Anshuman Magazine, chairman of India & South East Asia, at CBRE.

Pre launch makes reference to a method where a builder announces a project although the approval procedures have either just been opened up or still in advancement. The usual discount rates of up to 15% 20% available to home buyers throughout these pre launches are also anticipated to be a thing of past. With pre launches drying up, developer's cash-flows are probably to decrease producing in more high interest, short-term money flowing into the industry.

The bill will absolutely make the entire sector regimented. It will motivate NBFCs in financing more in projects as the investment and credit quality will get enhanced guaranteeing reduced delinquencies,“ said Rajesh Sharma (Director of NBFC Capri Global Capital).

In accordance to RERA guidelines notified earlier, no pre launches of real estate projects will be permitted devoid of approvals from the local municipal or development authority and without acquiring registration from the regulator. Nevertheless, each state can make a decision what proportion of the property can be pre launched by developers.

Pre launches will be more challenging now as builders will have to finish what they are enacting with the homebuyers. Developers who are translucent and supply as per their dedication will survive. RERA will be good for the housing sector in the long term,“ said Bijay Agarwal, managing director of Salarpuria Sattva Group.

Builders acknowledge that the switch reaffirms the government's decision to protect buyer interest and make the real estate sector mature. Nonetheless, they also pointed out the concern of higher cost that would be handed to buyers.

Up to now, builders used to launch projects by tying up land and it need not have all the approvals in place. Builders accepted bookings before securing all the requisite approvals leading to risk of delay in completion, rise in construction cost or cancellation of projects due to clearances not coming through.


Suhas Kataria is a realtor and digital marketer by profession and founder of Realspace Assets LLP. A passionate musician by heart & soul, Suhas is also a writer, percussionist and lyricist for a band called Ubun2. But more than anything he is a staunch dreamer and believer in all things positive... read more