Section 43 of The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 contemplates establishment of the Real Estate Appellate Tribunal as a first appellate forum to deal with grievances against any direction or decision or order made by the Real Estate Regulatory Authority or by an Adjudicating officer, under the Act. In pursuance, thereof the government of Karnataka in compliance with proviso to sub Section (4) of Section 43 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 has designated the Karnataka Appellate Tribunal as a interim Real Estate Appellate Tribunal for the state of Karnataka stationed at Bengaluru Vide G.O.No.DOH 158 KHB 2017 dated 16/12/2017. The said interim appellate tribunal functioned till 02/01/2020.
In compliance with Section 43(1) of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 the Department of Housing, Government of Karnataka has established the Karnataka Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (KREAT) vide Notification No.DOH 44 RERA 2019 Dated 30/12/2019. The said appellate tribunal has commenced its function with effect from 03/01/2020 at #1/14, second Floor (South wing), Silver Jubilee Block, Unity Building C.S.I compound, 3rd Cross, Mission Road, Bengaluru- 560027..
The territorial Jurisdiction of the Karnataka Real Estate Appellate Tribunal extends to the whole of Karnataka.
The appellate tribunal consists of a chairperson and two members, of whom one shall be a judicial member and other shall be a technical or administrative member.
The appellate tribunal is empowered to hear appeals from the order or decision or direction of the real estate regulatory authority or adjudicating officer as the case may be
All proceedings before the appellate tribunal shall be deemed to be judicial proceedings within the meaning of Section 123, 219 and 228 for the purposes of Section 196 of the Indian penal code, 1860 and appellate tribunal shall be deemed to be civil court for the purposes of Section 195 and chapter 26 the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.