Track2Realty Exclusive: In Noida Extension buyers took to streets against the developers for allegedly using all available options to ensure that the original set of buyers were divested of their flats, which could then be resold at a higher rate. In a majority of the cases, the consumers were faced with a Hobson’s choice.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Cause of the dissatisfied home buyers may be legitimate, ways to get means may not be. Home buyers overt activism, often to the extent of blackmailing the builders, taking to the streets and media trial before even the case is filed in the court has not gone down well with the system. So much so that even Competition Commission of India (CCI) has become careful in its order to investigate the frivolous complaints against the developers.
Track2Realty: CREDAI has raised apprehensions that the the Real Estate Regulatory Bill approved by the Union Cabinet CREDAI has expressed fear that it could encourage corruption instead of curtailing the social menace.
Track2Realty Exclusive: There are certain precautions one must take in documentation when going for a resale property. Om Ahuja, CEO–Residential Services, Jones Lang LaSalle India says all the documents that are applicable for a primary residential property sale would be required for a clear resale flat transaction, as well. The seller should be able to produce all original documents.
Track2Realty: The Cabinet on Tuesday, June 4, cleared the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Draft Bill, aimed at organising and monitoring the sector.
Track2Realty Exclusive: A quest for brand new home is inherently ingrained in the psyche of Indians. However, that is fast changing, thanks to unmet commitment of developers in recent times, banks’ changed outlook and home buyers’ convenience in major cities. Track2Realty reads the pulse of home buyers to understand why resale apartment is no more a taboo and is rather preferred over the new launches and under-construction apartments.
Track2Realty Exclusive: What is the level of understanding and willingness among the Indian developers to create smart cities in a country which has been branded as a ‘reluctant urbaniser’ by many international experts?
Track2Realty Exclusive: Some developers assert the redevelopment can add value in ways more than one and depends on the location and area of redevelopment. Diipesh Bhagtani Executive Director Jaycee Homes says in a particular location where the flats are already huge, a developer cannot offer a still larger space but can offer luxury.
Track2Realty Exclusive: If Planning, Finance, Technology and Skills are the four key components of smart urban living, India lacks substantially on all the given parameters. While the world is increasingly moving ahead with real estate products adding smart quotient, in India the debate still hovers around unlocking land value & monetizing it after master plan of respective cities failed to adopt the successful global urban experiences. Track2Realty debates whether smart city ingredients should be optional reforms of real estate or made a mandatory provision.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The debate over promoter driven versus professional driven also brings to the table the fundamental question as to whether the entry of corporates into the business has changed the outlook of real estate in India. Have they brought about transparency and corporate governance?