Promoters will have to submit “quality assurance certificate” issued by their engineers on the MahaRERA website from December 1.
The move follows complaints of poor-quality work or material used in various projects. “The engineer or the site supervisor would have to issue a certificate, like an affidavit, where they would have to state that the work is being carried out in accordance with the development permission and as per the approved plan. Material testing and workmanship will be part of the certification,” MahaRERA secretary Vasant Prabhu stated in a circular issued early this week.
MahaRERA officials said the promoters who are yet to register their projects should submit the certificate with other details at the time of registration. “The promoters who have already registered should upload the certificate at the earliest on the authority’s portal,” they added.
As a part of the certification process, the engineer will keep a check on the basic material used, including cement, bricks, concrete and steel, besides the workmanship quality as well, the officials said.
Credai Maharashtra President Shantilal Kataria told TOI that they have been demanding certification from all the developers. “The move will help boost the realty sector and ensure trust in developers as citizens will get good quality product,” he said.
Besides the quality check, MahaRERA has also sought detailed disclosures of real estate agents, contractors, architects, structural engineer and other persons involved in the project. “The objective of the disclosures would be to usher in transparency, accountability and ease in accessibility of information,” the officials added.
Nisha Nambiar, Economic Times, Pune