To stimulate fair practice of doing business in the real estate sector, RERA mandates intermediaries (including intermediary websites) to get themselves registered and retain a valid RERA registration number before facilitating any real estate deal on the behalf of any real estate developer. The intermediary is also required to maintain and preserve account logs and other documents as prescribed by the Act. Also, he/she must facilitate all information and provide any further assistance as prescribed by the Act to the consumer.
If the intermediary fails to comply with the duties and responsibilities prescribed by the RERA, his/her registration can be revoked. Further, he/she can be penalized up to Rs 10,000 per day, which may extend up to 5% of the total estimated cost of the unit in question. The intermediary can also face imprisonment up to one year if he/she breaches any orders given by the Appellate Tribunal.