Co-operative Housing Society Registration, Maharashtra

The Registration process and requirements are governed by Maharashtra State Co-operative Society Act 1960.

To Register Co-op. Housing Society, Minimum 10 member are required.

Less than 10 members Societies are also Registered as per M.S.Govt. Ordinance No. 1094 and 277/14 Dated 10/03/1995. But such member's flats should be less than 700 Sq.ft. Carpet Area

As per M.S. Govt. Notification dated 24/07/1992 conditions for registrations Are liberalized.

1)      60 % of the Promoters are must be ready to form Co-op. Housing Society.

2)      If flats are sold as per the Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act, 1963 [MOFA] then it is the duty of the Builder / Developer to form society and hand over the Account + Documents to Provisional Working Committee [PWC] In this  case the builder become CP and other flat owners become Promoters for Registration purpose. 

3)   When the builder is not registering society due to some reasons or not support to registered society then flat purchasers can apply for registration of Co-operative Housing Society under Non Co-operation. In this case one of the flat owner should be elected as CP for Registration purpose. In this case some more time is taken to registered society as registrar is issue notice to builder for Non Co-operation. If no response then ex-party decision are taken for registration of the society. Now all the case of Non Co-operation Registration decisions is given by District Deputy Registrar [DDR] then society is registered.

4)   All flat owners should hold meeting and elect Promoter. All power for Registrations, documentation etc. should be given to promoter. The resolution should be passed and must be sign by all flat owners who wish to become member of the Co-operative Housing Society.

5)      Appoint Consultant / Legal Advocate for registration and ask him to comply all requirements. All  members also can do work for registration.

6)      For  registration of Co-op. Hsg. Society the following documents should be filed to Dy. Registrar / Asst. Registrar Of Co-operative Department  area concern in order as follow - 

1)      Applications for Name to be Reserved for Proposed Society's
2)      Form of resolution electing a CP and Promoter and giving them authority for doing certain acts on behalf of the proposed society
3)      Application form  "A"   4 copies 
4)      Information in Annexture " A " " B " " C "   4 copies
5)      Bye-Law of the Society    2  copies
6)      Details of Accounts Annexture " D "   2 copies
7)      Bank Balance Certificate in Original  1 copy in Original
8)      Agreement of Flat 1 copy
9)      Advocate Search Report    2 copy [Title Certificate]
10)  Society's Building Plan   2 copies
11)  Lay Out Plan    2 copies
12)  Sanction Plan from Authority   2 copies
13)  O.C / C.C copy    2 copies
14)  Promoter's Guarantee in form " X "  On Rs. 100/- Stamp paper & notarized 1 copy
15)  Guarantee in form " Y " On Rs. 100/- Stamp paper  & notarized 1 copy
16)  Guarantee in form " Z "  On Rs. 100/- Stamp paper  & notarized  1 copies
17)  7/12  or City Survey Revenue Record of Land [not more than 1 month old]  1 copy
18)  Promoters Affidavit   On Rs. 100/- Stamp paper  & notarized 1 copy
19)  Indemnity Bond   On Rs. 100/- Stamp paper  & notarized 1 copy 
20)  NA Certificate / ULC   2 copy
21)  PlotareaLand Map   2 copies
22)  Scheme
23)  Registration Fee Challan  for Rs.2500    1 copy original
24)  Builder Non Co-operation form Z  On Rs. 100/- Stamp paper  & notarized  if required  1 copy
25)  CP Affidavit for Child Labour  On Rs. 100/- Stamp paper & notarized 1 copy  
        All this forms are available at your District Co-operative Housing Society Federation.

        On submission of above document the Dy./Asst. Registrar  will go through the papers And document. If it found OK he will make order for issue of Registration Certificate.

        If any deficiencies are found then the applicant will be inform accordingly and documents will be corrected wherever necessary. When all papers are in order, he will issue order for issue of Registration Certificate.

        Registration Certificate is issued with covering letter and Officer's name is mentioned who will attend First General Meeting. Normally the Officer concern is not attending meeting. In absence, all members has to hold meeting and has to elect Provisional Working Committee [PWC] whose working period will be ONE Year.  

        After electing PWC the member of PWC has to submitted the M-20 bond on Rs. 100/- stamp paper with the sign of Officer's whose name is in Covering latter to Dy./Asst. Registrar. All Rule and Regulations, resolution and minutes which is written in AGM Register must be sign by Officer's name is mentioned in covering letter it is the most important step [Many society forget this which creates problem in future].  After First Annual General Meeting PWC is replaced with new Working Committee [WC] whose working period will be FIVE Year.  The new WC election can conduct before PWC time over with proper election process. WC also has to submitted the M-20 bond on Rs. 100/- stamp paper with the sign of election officer to Dy./Asst. Registrar

        When application for Name reservation of Society has given , the Dy./Asst. Registrar give instruction to Open Bank Account in Dist. Central Co-op. Bank  The Account has to opened in the name of CP And deposit all money of Share Capital Contribution [per member Share Money is Rs. 50*10 = Rs. 500 i.e. 10 share of 50 rupees each ] and Member ship Fees of  Rs. 100/- i.e. Per member you have to deposit Rs. 600/- in bank  and obtain Bank Balance Certificate and submitted it to Dy./Asst. Registrar. After First Annual General Body Meeting the Bank Account has to transfer in the name of Society. For bank Account operation Chairman sign must and either Secretary and Treasurer. Expenditure has to be made as per provision of Bye-Laws. Bank and Cash Transaction [Collection and Payment] are handled by Treasure when Billing Clerk or Accountant are not been kept.

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