BHUBANESWAR : Bringing respite to lakhs of house consumers, the State authorities has lastly notified the Odisha Condo Possession (Modification) Guidelines 2021 to permit formation of house homeowners associations within the State. The transfer is critical as it can result in switch of possession of the land in addition to the frequent space of the housing tasks to the house homeowners associations as per the supply of the Actual Property (Laws and Improvement Act) 2016, stated members of Federation of Odisha Flats Associations.
The principles have been notified 39 years after the Condo Possession Act got here into existence within the State. The Odisha Condo Possession Act got here in 1982 and the foundations below the Act have been first framed in 1993. Nonetheless, the supply of registration of affiliation was not included in it. Later, the State authorities amended the Act in 2015 to incorporate the supply in Part 12 (j-a) of the Act. Nonetheless, the foundations for implementation of the transfer was by no means framed.
In August 2019, whereas listening to the writ petition filed by RERA activist Bimalendu Pradhan, the Orissa Excessive Courtroom requested the State authorities to convey the related guidelines inside three months. Describing the prevailing Condo Act of 1982 and 2015 incapable and irrelevant within the current context, specifically after the implementation of RERA Act 2016, the Housing and City Improvement division promised to convey a brand new Condo Possession Act.
Nonetheless, earlier than bringing the brand new Act, the division has now framed the brand new guidelines. “Sixteen months after saying to convey a brand new Act, the federal government appears to have gone again on its promise and has framed the Guidelines below the outdated act which is complicated. Nonetheless, we’re hopeful that the brand new guidelines will streamline the flats’/group housing tasks’ possession,” Pradhan stated.
Not single affiliation has ever been registered in Odisha as a consequence of delay in framing of those guidelines. Other than registration of homeowners affiliation and serving to in switch of the possession of the land to the associations, the foundations can even guarantee switch of the upkeep of the housing society to the associations.