Sare Homes approaches HRERA over infrastructural gaps in society
Gurugram: Residents of Sare Homes, a residential society in Sector 92, Gurugram, approached the Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA) over infrastructural gaps in Phase 1 and 2 of the project. In their plea, they urged the authority to direct the builder to complete the infrastructure gaps.
In the complaint, the residents alleged that the builder has failed to fulfill his promises leaving them in lurch. They said that the society is reeling with several deficiencies including electricity infrastructure, non payment of electricity bill, non payment of IFMS fund, security lapses, water logging in basement, lack of swimming pool, broken boundary wall, incomplete main gate among others.
The Resident Welfare Association (RWA) said that they have requested many times to the builder to transfer the assets of the society and other infrastructure through a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which it has failed to execute till date.
Praveen Malik, RWA president and complainant on the matter said, “We have formed the RWA in April last year but till date builder has not given us the handover of the maintenance. There are many financial issues related to the handover of the maintenance which is to be done through the MoU between the RWA and the builder. But it has failed to comply. The builder has not paid a single penny of IFMS to the homebuyers which was collected at the time of possession.”
The RWA members said that the electricity infrastructure was not completed by the builder as yet. The title of the connection has not been changed by the builder.
They alleged that the residents paid the electricity charges in advance under pre-paid scheme but builder failed to pay the amount to DHBVN on time resulting disconnection of electricity connection of the society.
“We are suffering for no fault of ours as the failure of non payment of electricity bill on time caused disconnection from the power department. We have to rely on DG sets which is neither good for environment nor economically viable. We have to shell out Rs 20 per unit as DG charges,” Malik said.
This township is spread across 48 acres of land and has to be developed in six phases. In 2014, the builder had initiated the possession of flats in Phase 1 and 2 comprising around 1,000 flats.
The underground parking has not been made functional by the builder till date deteriorating the condition. There are heavy seepages and waterlogging in the basement which are affecting the foundation of the structures.
They alleged that the excess amount recovered in the form of VAT was not refunded and the builder owed Rs 6.5 crore to the 527 homebuyers. The builder has taken advanced maintenance charges from residents, which they said, must be given through RWA.
They further said that the essential services such as Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), Water Treatment Plant (WTP), electrical infrastructure, sewage system, water supply pipes, DG sets, streetlights, club house equipment, internal roads and building infrastructure needs repairing.
“When we took over common area maintenance in April 2019, all these things required huge amount of money to bring them in good shape which is not possible to be done in limited funds we have with the RWA,” he said.
Meanwhile, the representative of the builder said that they are not aware about the complaint in HRERA but if the residents were having any issue, it will be resolved through communication.
“All the units in Phase 1 and 2 have been delivered to the homebuyers and we have not received any complaints from them. On the issue of handover of the maintenance, we are already in the process only some document formalities have been left. For which, we are in the talks with the RWA,” said Manish Chopra, SPV in-charge.