Authorities step in to sort out builder-buyer disputes
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Authorities step in to sort out builder-buyer disputes

Noida Authority, Greater Noida Authority and YEIDA hold meeting in Greater Noida on how to enforce UP Apartment Act 2010.

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Taking note of rising dissatisfaction among homebuyers with builders, top officers of Noida Authority, Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority met on Friday to discuss the issue and decide how to enforce the UP Apartment Act 2010.

The issues over which disputes arise range from lack of facilities, maintenance, late possession of flats to no possession despite full payment on the buyers’ part. The authorities are particularly concerned about builders not delivering on their promises and the protests against them of late.

Deepak Aggarwal, CEO of Greater Noida Authority, told City Spidey, “Builders’ willingness (to deliver on their promises) is our core concern and we have decided to deal with it.” Citing a recent case, he said, “A builder in Greater Noida tried to charge residents for using a stadium, which was promised free of charge to the residents. This led to a protest by the residents.” Aggarwal added that all sorts of penalties for both parties are being fixed so that neither can exploit the other in future. 

Some of the topics raised at the meeting included clear definition of common area, carpet area and super built-up area. The need for formation of RWA within a year of possession of one-third of flats was also discussed, and that the maintenance of the building should be free for two years. Builders should also provide some facilities free of cost and give details of chargeable facilities.

This was the first meeting that focussed on relation between buyers and builders to minimise confrontation between them. In subsequent meetings, concrete decisions are likely to be taken.