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Partner in the Real Estate Team at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Hiral advises developers, investors and large corporates on core conveyancing and real estate matters. She can be reached at hiral.motta@cyrilshroff.com.

Development Manager as ‘Promoter’ under RERA regime - Deconstructing MahaRERA’s order in Shapoorjee Pallonji’s Case

1. INTRODUCTION

The Development Management Model (“Model”) has risen exponentially to meet the pace of growth and ensure expansion of real estate projects. The Model typically involves a Development Management Agreement (“DMA”) between a promoter and a development manager, wherein the latter is appointed for project execution, designing, marketing and sales of a project in consideration of a share of the revenue/profit or management fees.
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2017 is upon us, but many readers seem to have missed some very important and progressive changes to the Maharashtra Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act, 1948 (Act) made last year on 1 January 2016! Two sections (63, and 63-1A) of the Act govern the ability to sell and buy agricultural lands (AL) for non-agricultural (NA) use.

Here is a comparative note on the pre-amendment and post-amendment law under Section 63-1A affecting AL bought for NA bona fide industrial use.
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