Cross check every document to be doubly sure as Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UPRERA) has identified 43 private builders who were duping homebuyers in the city.
According to officials, they had received 17 complaints wherein the promoters provided fake registration numbers of UPRERA to gullible homebuyers.
Investigations found there were 43 such builders, who were constructing housing projects in prominent areas of the stat capital like Gomtinagar Extension, Jankipuram Extension, Kanpur Road, Matiyari and Sitapur Road.
UPRERA secretary, Abrar Ahmed, said, “We have found 43 projects, which are not registered with us, but builders printed fake registration numbers in their pamphlets and on websites. We are identifying more such housing projects and will lodge FIRs against them soon.”
According to UPRERA norms, every builder must get the project map approved from LDA and take a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department.
Builders also have to take nod of Lesa. Thereafter, the promoter has to submit all the documents to the regulatory authority, which verifies them before registering the project and issues a registration number to the builder.
However, many private builders do not take permission from the authority as they have to submit the progress report every three months.
If the progress is slower than the time-limit given by the promoters, they are liable to a penalty, officials said.