Jan 23, 2024

SC Held That Homebuyers Who Secure Decree Under RERA Cannot Be Treated Differently From Other Financial Creditors Under IBC

The SC in Vishal Chelani & Ors. v. Debashis Nanda[1] held that an allottee in a real estate project, who subsequently becomes a decree holder under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (‘RERA’), continues to be a creditor in the class of home buyers and cannot be treated differently from the other financial creditors for the purposes of the resolution plan under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘IBC’). The Court held that treatment of a particular segment of creditors differently, on the ground that some of them had availed remedy under the RERA, would be inequitable and contrary to Article 14 of the Constitution of India, 1950.

[1] Vishal Chelani & Ors. v. Debashis Nanda, Civil Appeal No. 3806 of 2023.




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