Disputes in property, whether commercial or residential, can be expensive and time consuming. Helpline Law has one of the largest database of wide range of legal professionals in Chennai who have decades of experience in all aspects of property law including real estate acquisition for the purposes of residential / commercial development, SEZs, townships, hospitality, affordable housing, healthcare, education, information technology / industrial parks, etc., investments / financing in the real estate sector, and dispute resolution services. Lawyers in our database have represented Indian and international developers, property owners, government entities / agencies, corporate houses, warehousing and logistics companies, hotel operators, educational institutions, offshore and domestic funds / lenders, investors, contractors, financial institutions, landlords and tenants. They have deep understanding of local legal and regulatory framework that helps them provide cost-effective, practical and commercial advice, while ensuring legal compliance
Some of the specialized services offered by the real estate lawyer are:
In addition to the above, lawyers also provides dispute resolution services, which includes regional and multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution and associated legal services. Where a foreign entity is involved with a domestic business, these Chennai based property lawyers work closely with international law firms or consulting firms to provide a single point of contact with the client.
Various laws that govern the Real Estate sector:
We have the Transfer of Property Act, which deals with both movable and immovable property, and the Indian Easements Act, both effective from 1882; the Registration Act, again which is old from 1908; the Slum Areas (Improvement and Clearance) Act which was passed in 1956, and the not so old Environment (Protection) Act 1986 and the Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980; and then the very recent Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act of 2013, and Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 and the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, which came into effect on 1st November 2016; and the Indian Stamp Act 1899 which is also old but has been amended several times by various States; and the Special Economic Zones Act of 2005. And of course there are other municipal and local laws.
Real Estate (Regulation and Development Act), 2016:
Due to constant increase in number of complaints by the real estate stake holders and lack of proper regulatory system, the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 was passed in March, 2016 and made effective from 1st May, 2016. The objective was to promote real estate sector and to ensure that the sale of plot, apartment or building, or real estate project happens in an efficient and transparent manner protecting the interest of consumers. RERA aims to address issues like delay in transfer of possession, dispute over prices, quality of construction and the construction material etc.
Hierarchy of Tribunals and Courts under RERA:
Hierarchy of Courts in India handling property dispute related matters:
Address of Tribunals & Courts in Chennai for processing real estate/property appeals:
|Tamil Nadu Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (TNREAT)||Address: 3rd Floor, No.1A, Gandhi Irwin Bridge Road, Egmore, Chennai – 600008, India|
|City Civil Court||Address: High Court Road, Parrys, George Town, Chennai-600104, India|
|Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Egmore||Address: Adithanar Road, Pudupet, Komaleeswaranpet, Egmore, Chennai-600002, India|
|High Court||Address: High Ct Rd, Parry's Corner, George Town, Chennai-600108, India|
Disputes in real estate transactions can hinder the growth of the company. The advocates in our database have years of experience under their belt of successfully representing their clients, whether in court or alternative dispute resolution proceedings. They apply a strategic and business-minded approach to problem solving that helps clients to actively achieve their goals in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, whether in a single locale or across multiple jurisdiction.
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