RBI had stepped to save the economy from the effects of COVID-19 include big measures for the real estate sector.

The RBI said all term loans of all banks and lenders are permitted to grant a moratorium of three months on payments of all installments falling due between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020. The repayment schedule of these loans will be shifted across the board by three months after the moratorium period.

It essentially means borrowers won’t have to pay EMIs during the moratorium period and it won’t be deducted from their bank accounts. Further the interest will continue to accrue on the outstanding part of the loan during the moratorium period.

If consumers choose to avail the benefit of moratorium, borrower’s so-called credit rating will not be impacted. All of this in paper and rule books, what happens in practice only those millions of suffering locked lot can have any say!

Indian Real Estate financing has been marred by unprofessional and fraudulent processes over many decades now. There is no sanctity in transactions or systematic approach to process. We can narrow down various issues in to following key points:

1. Non-transparent procedures, exploitative interest rates
2. Distasteful approach of many Builders / Brokers / Bank Agents
3. Non-adherence of time in most of the procedures
4. Overall unsatisfying & unhappy experience

Only by putting sincere efforts with professional, honest and transparent approaches, can any govt ease transaction process in today’s highly greedy Real Estate and Banking Industries. For any transaction it is very important to have following features;

1. Transparency
2. Process Driven
3. Time-Bound
4. Professional
5. Hassle Free

With these services, we can bring a great change in this Industry. Government of India has passed RERA bill to bring in more transparency and accountability in every deal thus bringing complete satisfaction to the customer. With the RERA bill in effect, builders, financiers and Service Providers were bound by laws to deliver what they commit to their customers. Is this the reality now?

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