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Jaypee Group Sets Target Of 24000 Flats By 2020

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2020 is targeted by the debt-ridden Jaypee group for the completion of pending 24,000 flats in Noida. The construction has been started with a cost of about Rs 8000 crore. Out of this amount, Rs 6000 crore would come from the home buyers and the rest would have to be infused, says the Jaypee advisor Ajit Kumar. Jaypee group started the construction of 32,000 flats in its township at Noida in 2007, out of which 8,000 units have been delivered so far.

These 28,000 units from the total flats were taken up by the Jaypee Infratech, which has already gone into insolvency, while the remaining 4,000 units were with Jaypee group’s flagship firm Jaiprakash Associates. Now under the orders of Supreme Court and National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Jaypee group intends to complete and deliver all 32,000 units by 2020.

6,300 flats and 1,500 plots have already been delivered by the group, aiming for a target of 5000 units by the June. Applications for 1,500 occupational certificates have been submitted, whereas additional certificates for 3,500 units are in the process.

Jaypee group is in the hold of enough assets, including vacant land parcels, if in case they have to pay all bank dues and a heavy compensation to home buyers for the delays in possession of flats. As the group is investing about Rs 20-30 crore a month on construction by the funds coming from toll collection of Yamuna Expressway and home buyers.

An IDBI Bank-led consortium application was submitted to the National Company Law Tribunal, seeking resolution for Jaypee Infratech under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, later getting a successful admission.

A few months later, an NCLT-appointed Insolvency Resolution Professional (IRP) took over Jaypee Infratech, for the recovery of bad loans. As Jaypee Infratech faced huge protest from home buyers, due to a major delay in the deliveries of the real estate projects.

While handing over the management of Jaypee Infratech to IPR, the court placed a restraining order on its real estate promoters, directors and managing director, barring them from any kind of international travel, without court’s prior permission. Solely concerned about the home buyers, the court assumed a non-lenient behavior in this matter.

On September 11, the Supreme Court appointed senior advocate Shekhar Naphade as an external supervisor to assist the proceedings of the IRP, which will submit a resolution plan indicating how to safeguard the interests of home buyers and secured creditors.

On October 27, a public notice was issued by IRP Anuj Jain, seeking applications from entities with regard to the resolution of Jaypee Infratech Limited. Several expression of interest (EOIs) got submitted under it, as the resolution plan needed to be approved by the creditors and the NCLT.

The Yamuna Expressway, connecting Delhi and Agra, is one of the major constructions done by the Jaypee Infratech in the field of road construction and real estate business.

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Under A New Affordable Housing Policy, Assam To Build 83,000 Houses

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Under a new Affordable Housing Policy, Assam government said it would build 83,000 houses in urban areas for the financially weaker section of the society.

CM Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Urban Development Department to prepare the policy at the earliest.

According to an official release, “Government of Assam would soon adopt an Affordable Housing Policy in the state taking into consideration the specific needs of the financially weaker section of the society and effecting suitable modification of the existing by laws.”

The decision was taken at a meeting in which proposed projects of the Assam State Housing Board were discussed.

During the meeting the CM said, “Our government is committed to ensure housing for all and we would construct 83,000 houses at urban areas for the Lower Income Group (LIG) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS).”

The Assam State Housing Board was asked to to complete survey of its assets and conduct their valuation in a time bound manner so that bigger projects could be taken up by the CM.

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Drafting A Rental Agreement

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The rent agreement is a document that seals the arrangement between a landlord and the tenant, it is to help them, forming a good healthy relationship. However, all the provisions and necessary laws should be mentioned clearly in the document as it can be a potent instrument that can be used and misused. With an aim to create a mutually beneficial relationship, these agreements are made to avoid any kind of disputes between the tenant and the landlord.

The basic necessity for an agreement is the background check, a crucial element for tenants as well as landlords, which must be completed before entering into a rental agreement. As the sole purpose of a background check is not only security but it is also important for a perspective of evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of renting.

For the tenant, applying for a rental agreement is like a job interview. As there is need to become presentable in a mature, trustworthy and financially responsible manner. Similarly, the landlord should make sure that the tenant presents the right credentials. Therefore, the agreement calls for a thorough background check. From the tenant’s employment history, contact information and the proof of income, everything has to be taken care of.  

Almost all of the rental agreements are made on notarised stamp papers. There exist some chances of violation from either the parties, despite the document being a legal contract. Therefore, to avoid these violations, the agreement must be registered at the local sub-registrar’s office. Sound clauses and provisions in a lease agreement, only add to the integrity of the document, protecting the interests of both the parties.  

With a proper definition of the roles and responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord. A proper format for the provisions, emphasizes on the mentioning of the tenancy period, the renewal time of the lease, the clause of repair and responsibilities, the frequency and the date of rent payments. All the repairs and maintenance should be completed before taking up a property on rent. All the electrical wiring and plumbing must be checked before occupying, as it will safeguard the tenant from unnecessary expenses that may crop up in future. Pending dues such as electricity and development charges must be checked beforehand.

During the signing of the rent or lease agreement, the presence of two known witnesses is a must. Due to the deterioration of the law stature and the order situation in major cities, the authorities are pressing for the verification of the tenants. The landlords are also asking for the copy of employment letters from the tenant’s employer. A Landlord must insist on a police verification for a tenant, who is a non-native of the city.  

In general, there are ready templates being used by most of the lawyers, who assist in framing the rent agreement. But it is not necessary that these provisions can’t be changed. All the needs can be tailored in the agreement, according to the requirement, with clauses that are mutually acceptable to the tenant and the landlord.

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Mumbai Real Estate Sees NRI Homecoming After Two Years

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When it comes to invest in real estate in India, Mumbai attracts the maximum interests from the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) community. Despite the highest property prices in the country, Mumbai continues to garner attention as the most sought after investment destination in India. In the current scenario, a stable government in the centre and a growing economy has ensured a sustained preference by the NRIs.

Earlier NRIs constituted 20% to 25% of sales in the Greater Mumbai real-estate market but during the last two years, the market has seen a dip of about 7% in this sector. This has happened due to various factors such as frequent changes in rules and regulations and delayed possession, a lack of transparency and the exorbitant pricing. The real estate sector went under the big change with the Demonetization, which effectively pointed it away from cash transactions. Then followed a series of new regulations such as RERA, GST, which had a tremendous effect on the market, taking it down a slow path as the potential buyers and investors opted to wait for a better opportunity.

As most of the states started to fall in line at the initiation of the implementation of the Real Estate Regulation & Development Act (RERA). The landmark law finally brought the long awaited transparency and accountability requirements for developers into the system. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) impacted the business operations of the developers. Affecting the older ways of working, Demonetisation did not affect self-governing developers with the right products targeted at the working masses. Therefore, the rest realised the importance of reforming of the business models, in order to improve the potential of the market.

Hence after the dearth of two years, NRIs have slowly started to purchase property in the Mumbai region. All owing to the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and a liberal home loan regime, which are together acting as great confidence-boosters. According to the latest figures by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), the number of attendees at the property exhibition in Dubai was a huge figure of 13,500 NRI visitors, where 210 builders showcased their projects. Also the choice of the NRIs have shifted from luxury apartments to the smaller houses, which are proving to be the better options for investment.

The encouraging reforms by the central and the state government has given a new momentum to the real estate sector. The introduction of the real estate investment trust (REITS) Act, relaxed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regulations and the decrement in the rate of interest has helped in replenishing the real estate sector.

Trying to boost the sales, the developers are running overseas campaign, to promote the changing face of the real estate sector. The job insecurity abroad has propelled the NRIs to buy houses, back in the country, where they can live in case if they decide to return home. There are subvention schemes that are being offered by the developers. Where NRIs has to just pay 5% to 10 % on booking and the rest after possession making it an attractive option.

“USA, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia are seeing our seminars, roadshows and events. That are being conducted to spread the awareness about features such as the fixed deadline for getting possession, hence generating a good response. Our Andheri project has seen a 25% sales of inventory towards the NRIs,” said Rahul Maroo, senior vice-president and head of international sales at Omkar.

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