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Maharashtra government approves 50% reduction in realty development premiums

by Our Corresspondent - Jan 07, 2021
Maharashtra government approves 50% reduction in realty development premiums, News, KonexioNetwork.com

MUMBAI: The government of Maharashtra has approved the proposal to reduce premiums charged by the civic authorities on real estate development by 50% for the next one year until December 31, 2021, as recommended by the Deepak Parekh committee.

Comment on government of Maharashtra approval 

It’s the much asked for and required icing on the cake for the real estate sector, especially in the state of Maharashtra. After the steep, temporary reduction in stamp duty charges, the 50% reduction in premium payments until December 2021 will benefit the supply side immensely. It will also help developers pass on further benefits to homebuyers, invigorating demand for real estate projects that are under construction. This move is likely to propel developers to offer extended payment holidays and also give lucrative price proposals to buyers in projects  where the inventory has been selling slowly. While the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns made developers focus on completing existing projects and largely postpone launching new ones, this move of halving the different kinds of premiums and levies is going to make developers contemplate going back to launching new project

Mr. Kaushal Agarwal, Chairman, The Guardians Real Estate Advisory

After the stamp duty cut, Naredco Maharashtra welcomes yet another blockbuster decision of the Maharashtra Government to reduce the construction premium by 50 percent. It will give a big respite to the developers, as the cost of premium as well as approval cost contribute 35 to 38% of the project cost, whereby the project cost will come down substantially. Mumbai alone attracts around 22 premiums which is higher than other top metro cities. Higher premiums put additional financial burden on developers leading to higher costs for the homebuyers. Projects that wish to avail the benefit of concession will have to pay the full stamp duty on the sale of flats, whereby the consumers will get direct benefit of this concession, granted by the state government. The decision will also bring the relatively higher construction premium at par with other states and the lending institutions will find the project funding more viable. It will result in more funding into the State's real estate sector.
Mr. Ashok Mohanani, President, NAREDCO Maharashtra

After the stamp duty cut, this decision of the Maharashtra Government to cut premiums by 50% is a masterstroke. This will give a much needed impetus to the real estate industry in the State. We will see a very positive response from the developers and the stakeholders. I feel that even the revenue of the State Government and the Corporation will increase because of this decision. This will also ensure a positive momentum going into the New Year after an effective last quarter for the industry on the back of lower interest rates, reduced stamp duty and festive offers by developers

Mr. Bhushan Nemlekar, Director, Sumit Woods Limited
The reduction in the construction premium on real estate projects by 50% till December 2021 is a significant decision taken by the state government to boost the real estate sector. The decision coupled with reduced stamp duty cost would help the sector to witness accelerated sales due to the feasible home prices in the upcoming time. It would incentivize the purchasing decision of the homebuyers and boost the residential real estate demand

Mr. Kamal Khetan, Chairman and Managing Director, Sunteck Realty Ltd
After being hit by the pandemic, the real estate sector has seen a solid recovery on the back of stamp duty reduction and a good festive season. Now this move of reduction in premiums by 50% will help rationalize input costs for the developers and will go a long way in expediting project completion thereby keeping price escalation in control. The industry will also witness new launches in the market attracting investments from institutions. All in all a good move that will sustain the growth of the real estate industry in the coming months. 

Mr. Abhishek Jain, Chief Operating Officer Satellite Developers Private Limited (SDPL)