This post discusses about the decision of The district consumer disputes redressal commission, Mohali, in which the court while disposing two cases directed the developers of Sky Rock City to refund 15lacs along with a fine of RS. 1Lac for not handing over the possession of flats on time.
In this post we will be discussing the matter where the district consumer disputes redressal commission, Mohali, while disposing of two cases directed to the developers of Sky Rock City, a housing society in Sectors 111-112, to refund around ₹15 lakh along with 12% interest and also imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh for not handing over possession of plots to the complainants on time.
The case started, as In the first case, Dr Jatinder Kaur who is a resident of Sector 44, Chandigarh, alleged that she paid ₹6.65 lakh for the allotment of a 100- square-yard plot in April 2013 and was assured its possession within 36 months. As the area was not developed by 2017, she demanded the possession or refund, but was denied both.
In the second case Amanpreet Singh who is a resident of Sector 38, Chandigarh, had a similar plight after paying ₹8.8 lakh for the sae size of plot in July 2011.
In both cases, it was seen that Navjeet Singh, president, Sky Rock City Welfare Society, failed to appear before the commission, as he is presently lodged in the Patiala Central Jail in a multicore housing scam.
In 2013, Sky Rock City Welfare Society was found to have violated key provisions of the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995, putting at risk
nearly ₹200 crore of its 400 members. It had collected ₹10 lakh-₹85 lakh from each of its members despite having no developer’s license, a mandatory requirement for carrying out such a step. As a punishment, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority had cancelled the license of the society’s promoter, which meant cancellation of its revises, the commission directed the society president to refund the paid amount along with 12% interest from the dates of various deposits till realization. Also, a fine of ₹50,000 was imposed in each case.
Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995,
This Act is to regulate the promotion of the construction, sale, transfer and management of apartments on ownership basis, to regulate colonies and property transactions and to provide for registration of promoters and estate agents and enforcement of obligations on promoters and estate agents and for matters connected.
As for now in short district consumer commission redressal has asked sky rock City welfare to refund around ₹15 lakh along with 12% interest and also imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh for not handing over possession of plots to the complainants on time.
While passing the orders, commission president Sanjiv Dutt Sharma said since the society president has chosen not to come forward to contest the claims, “we have no alternative except to believe the contents of the complaints”.
In both cases, the commission directed the society president to refund the paid amount along with 12% interest from the dates of various deposits till realization. Also, a fine of ₹50,000 was imposed in each case.
This post was written by Bharti Verma.
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