President approves ordinance to treat home buyers as creditors

IANS
Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Being treated as financial creditors would bring home buyers at par with banks and other institutional creditors as they would now have a share in the proceeds earned by sale of assets of bankrupt real estate companies.

New Delhi: Giving significant relief to home buyers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday gave assent to the ordinance making amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), which will recognise their status as financial creditors.

Being treated as financial creditors would bring home buyers at par with banks and other institutional creditors as they would now have a share in the proceeds earned by sale of assets of bankrupt real estate companies.

"The President today (Wednesday) gave assent to promulgate the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018," an official statement said.

The government said the ordinance would give home buyers due representation in the Committee of Creditors and make them an integral part of the decision making process. 

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