Government to ease down on restrictions over sale of redeveloped MHADA flats


By Accommodation Times Bureau


Mumbai, March 6, 2017: The state housing department goes easy on restrictions of preventing the sale of redeveloped flats, which earlier was restricted for sale before 10 years of occupancy.

A Matunga resident filed a public interest litigation on which the no-objection certificate is issued (NOC) is given by the Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (MHADA) for the redevelopment of buildings. According to cessed buildings NOC norms and rules, the flats cannot be sold for 10 years from the time of occupation.

The attorneys of the petitioners argued that, this rule is only applicable to the slum rehabilitation projects and not on the redeveloped projects, as no such rule has been stated in the law that govern redevelopment of cessed buildings under DCR 33/7. The court mentioned that the provisions of rent laws and Maharashtra Cooperative Societies Act is applicable to the flats, though they agree that such is not found in any of the statutory provisions, the court judges stated.

The housing department has appointed officials, the deputy collector (Colaba) as competent authority to determine the eligibility of BDD chawls for free residency and deputy collector (Dharavi) as competent authority for NM Joshi and Naigaum BDD chawls.

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