Santhosh Kumar, Vice Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants
- Just 63,000 ready units currently benefit out of total 6.73 lakh units across top 7 cities
- Nearly 22,000 ready unsold units completed before 2017 don’t benefit from new rule
- 33% of 5.88 lakh unsold under-construction units in the luxury segment – 49% in MMR – will not benefit immediately
Just when the real estate industry was preparing to give the budget a complete thumbs down, the finance minister sprung a surprise ‘bonanza’ for the sector in the last 10 minutes of his speech. Or so it seemed.
Without a doubt, affordable housing gained amidst what was essentially a mass-appeal budget. However, it was the extension of tax relaxation on notional rent for unsold inventory for another year that cheered developers.
However, under closer scrutiny, it is unlikely to benefit a majority of them as on date.
Anti-climax for developers