Rajkot Builders Association
Realty For Better Life
Who We Are
The Rajkot Builders Association, which brings together the various disciplines of the construction industry under one common banner, was started in the year 1990. Rajkot is one of the most active and vibrant centers for construction and real estate related activities in the country. The RBA is a consortium of builders and land developers who have come together to share knowledge and to be of support to each other in strengthening their roles as the creators of tomorrow.
The focus of Rajkot Builders Association has always been on providing information and tools for builders, suppliers and consumers for them to be able to cope with the ever-changing trends in Rajkot’s throbbing real estate market.
Realty and Rajkot are as synonymous as Growth and Gujarat. Due to proactive governance, conducive business environment and top-class infrastructure, the city of Rajkot has transformed itself into a vibrant real estate market.
Riding the growth wave in Rajkot, RBA’s focus for the year is widely spread across developing sound infrastructure, spurring growth and development, and spreading knowledge amongst its members. RBA is also exploring options to make Rajkot congestion and pollution free by encouraging ecological living.
Let us all pledge, conceive and conceptualise the vision to establish Rajkot as a modern city for its citizens to reside, and a model city for the world to look up to.
- To provide a conducive platform to real estate developers for the development of the city and the state
- To update real estate developers about global scenario and provide them with technological know-how by organizing various seminars and debates
- To promote and foster feeling of unity and cooperation, and to eliminate unhealthy competition and unfair trade practices among its members
- To encourage trade relating to construction works and all other ancillary and allied industries
- To advice and assist the members in technical, non-technical and legal matters
- To develop a common platform of interest pertaining to construction industry for supporting or opposing legislations affecting the interests of construction industry
The activities of our center are:
- Regular monthly meetings
- Regular “Technical Evenings” on various topics related to construction
- Technical visits to places of importance
- Regular seminars and workshops
- Training programs for artisans, site engineers and students.
- Annual out-station tour
- Regular family get-togethers
- Regular hosting of casual meets such as dinner and cricket match for members
Code of Conduct
This ‘Code of Conduct’ is recommendatory in nature. Member Associations, may modify the same in order to meet their local conditions, provided such changes are not out of harmony with the essence of these contents.
The aim of this code of conduct for Developers, Promoters and Builders is to maintain the honour and dignity of Developers, Promoters and Builders in general, to secure the spirit of friendly co-operation between the Developers, Promoters and Builders and their customers in the promotion of highest standard of promotion, development and building activities and to establish transparency, and fair dealing between the developers, promoters and builders with their customers; and to establish a spirit of brotherhood within the Associations of Developers, Promoters and Builders to try and ensure that Developers, Promoters and Builders discharge their responsibilities to the community in general.
For the aforesaid objectives the member associations of CREDAI desire to adopt the following norms of conduct. (However, specific mention of the following norms of conduct / rules shall not be construed as conferring upon the members and / or the customers and / or the premise purchasers any legal right enabling them to enforce the same in Court of Law of otherwise).
If any member is found to violate the code, action can be taken against him by the Member Association (even to the extent of his membership being discontinued) subject to a detailed enquiry by a select committee whose recommendations if endorsed by the Managing Committee and by the General Body of the respective member association, would lead to a written warning/reprimand or termination of membership of the member.
Any such action proposed to be taken by the managing Committee shall be put in to effect 30 days after communicating the proposed decision to the member in writing by Registered Post Acknowledgement due at his address as per records of the Association. The member can appeal the decision of the Managing Committee to the General Body of the member association whose decision shall be final and binding. This appeal must be lodged within 30 days of the date of communication by the Managing Committee failing which the decision communicated shall be final and binding.
The member may appeal against this decision to the CREDAI (national) within 30 days of this communication from the member association. The CREDAI (national) will hear this matter within 30 days thereafter and communicate the final decision to the member association as also the individual member.
Once the decision to discontinue the membership is finalized the association will have to inform in writing to all local statutory authorities of this action as also publish a notice in the local newspapers for information to public at large with regard to the discontinuation of the membership of that developer. Additionally all the CREDAI (national) and other member associations will be duly informed of the same and should the member be a member of any other CREDAI association then it is for them to decide on course of action for that membership in light of this termination of membership.
Code of Conduct
We, the member associations of CREDAI adopt the following code of conduct. Any addition / Deletion can be effected from time to time with the consent of the General Body. Proposals must be circulated 30 days prior to the General Body meeting.
There should be a true disclosure of the property under development in the “Title Certificate” from a solicitor / Advocate showing the rights and obligations of the developers along with the Agreement for sale.
2. Inspection of Sections
All sanction from the sanctioning authorities like approved plans and commencement certificates, N.A. permission, exemption order under U.L.C. Act (if required) etc., should be made available for perusal of the purchaser at the time of signing the agreement.
3. Booking of Primises
The Developer should normally commence booking / Sale of flats / premises only after obtaining sanction of plans and commencement certificate and clearances from the competent authorities. If booking is entered into with purchasers before obtaining all required clearances the purchaser must be made aware of this fact at the time of this booking and if necessary by way of a true disclosure in the agreement and or the title certificate.
4. Agreement of Sale
The Developer should enter in to a proper agreement as per the relevant Acts immediately on receipt of Earnest Money or any Deposit from the purchaser of flats / premises.
Payment receivable under the Agreement for sale should be scheduled according to the progress of the work and as per the provisions of the relevant Acts or as may be mutually agreed between the purchaser and developer.
The developer should not enhance the price of the flats / premises once the agreement for sale is executed – on any account whatsoever; except for additional levies, taxes, court orders or in terms of the relevant Acts or under force majeure conditions. However, if there is a specific understanding between the Developer and Purchaser which is spelt out in the agreement, escalation can be charged on mutually agreed formulae or terms.
7. Construction of Building
The developer should construct the building only as per the rules / sanctioned plan and regulations of the Authority. Any variations should be within prescribed and permitted and prevailing norms / rules.
8. Quality of Construction
The Developers must ensure good quality materials and proper workmanship. Specifications as per agreement should be adhered to and statutory specifications of the Local Planning Authority should be complied with. Proper technical supervision on site should be ensured through qualified and experienced technical personnel in addition to usual qualified structural engineers and architects.
9. Plans & Saleable Area
A. PLANS: – A member
- Shall conform his building plans strictly to the prevailing regulations and byelaws.
- Shall make available copies of sanction plan and other permissions available to the purchaser on request.
- Shall display the sanctioned plan date & number in a prominent place at the construction site
B. Saleable/Carpet Ares
The carpet areas of individual tenements is the area of the inner measurements of the tenement at floor level excluding the column offsets and wall finishes but will include the areas of balconies, cupboards, accessible internal projections including private terraces and the door/window jambs and will also include the following detached habitable area, if any, such as servants’ room etc. for exclusive ownership.Mezzanine floor/lofts, if any.
- An agreed %age of the double heights rooms or terraces, if any.
- An agreed %age of the private/reserved carparks allotted or sold to the customer for exclusive use.
- An agreed %age of the private/reserved garden or ground area allotted or sold to the customer for exclusive use.
- All agreed %ages referred to above shall be stated in the agreement of sale
A member shall offer his units for sale based on either carpet area as above or “saleable/built up area”, which will be arrived at by adding to the carpet area: all wall, column thicknesses, proportionate share from the common areas such as entrance lobby, staircases, upper floor lobbies and landings, lift cores at every level, lift machine rooms, generator room, electrical
room/substations/transformers, gas banks,garbage room,clubhouse, security room, club house, indoor sports room/s, security cabin, general toilets for servants / drivers and any such amenities/rooms or designated spaces provided these have not been charged separately plus any other common constructed areas not mentioned hereinabove.
The member association may from time to time adopt standard procedure for ease of the purchasers in their city/town/state a certain percentage of area in lieu of Proportionate share from the common areas as above which then will be applicable to all the members and the purchasers as a standard practice.
Ground space for garden or any other purpose and / or terrace space to be allotted for exclusive use if any shall be indicated transparently and charged for separately.
Plinth area shall be computed by measuring from wall to wall. While exclusive wall shall be fully accounted, shared walls shall be split.
All agreements for sale of any premises shall contain a floor plan showing the internal dimensions from which the carpet can be computed
Details showing how the saleable area is arrived at with specific details of the common area shall be disclosed with clarity duly certified be an architect as per above norms at the time of booking.