Maharera brings clarity to real estate regulations in landmark retrospective ruling

Maharera Declares Circular’s Retroactive Application for Real Estate Projects

In a significant ruling, the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Maharera) has determined that a circular issued in 2022 should be applied retrospectively. This decision carries considerable implications for both real estate developers and homebuyers, impacting ongoing projects initiated prior to the circular’s issuance.

The circular in question was issued by Maharera in 2022 and contains regulations and guidelines that govern real estate projects in Maharashtra. By ruling that the circular can be applied retroactively, Maharera has clarified that it extends beyond projects initiated after its release to include ongoing projects.

Promoting Transparency and Accountability

Maharera’s ruling highlights the authority’s commitment to enforcing regulatory standards, promoting transparency, and ensuring accountability within the real estate sector. The objective is to bring clarity and consistency to the application of regulations, safeguarding the interests of homebuyers and facilitating the orderly development of real estate projects in Maharashtra.

Such a retrospective application of the circular may present challenges for developers who now have to adhere to the prescribed regulations for ongoing projects. It also serves as a reminder for developers to maintain transparency and ensure compliance with regulatory standards throughout the project’s lifespan.

Strengthening Regulatory Oversight and Consumer Protection

Maharera’s ruling reflects its proactive approach of strengthening regulatory oversight while enhancing consumer protection in the real estate market. It underscores Maharera’s commitment to upholding the principles of fairness and accountability, particularly within the Maharashtra real estate sector.

By expanding the scope of the circular to include ongoing projects, Maharera ensures that developers must comply with the regulations outlined therein. This move not only creates a level playing field for all developers but also provides greater confidence to homebuyers and investors in the state.


The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority’s decision to apply the circular retrospectively to ongoing real estate projects indicates its proactive approach in promoting sound regulatory practices and safeguarding the interests of homebuyers in Maharashtra. With increased transparency, accountability, and consistent enforcement of regulations, the real estate sector is poised to adapt to new norms,maintain stability, and ensure the trust of both developers and homebuyers alike. As Maharera continues to assert its authority, the overall standard of real estate practices in Maharashtra is set to improve, benefiting all stakeholders involved.

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