Noida: The National Consumer Commission has sentenced Supertech MD, Mohit Arora, to three years in jail for failing to refund a homebuyer after not handing over possession. Issuing an arrest warrant against Arora, the commission directed that its order shall come into effect after seven days if the builder fails to deposit around 1.79 crore rupees.
There are a lot of residents facing the issue of late possession in Noida and Greater Noida West. CitySpidey talked to the residents who are facing difficulties while taking possession of their own flat.
Shailendra Gupta, a resident of Supertech Ecovillage 1, Greater Noida said, “I booked my flat in the year 2010 and applied for a home loan from a private bank. The builder promised us that he would give us possession in the year 2012 or maximum of 2013, but he gave possession to us in the year 2018.”
He added, “Monthly EMI of my home loan started from the year 2010. It's been almost more than 8 years, I have been depositing my monthly EMI without living in my flat. In that period of time, my family and I lived in a rented house. It was very tough to pay the house rent and deposit the EMI of the flat too and the registry is also not being done by the builder.”
Vijay Singh, a resident of Supertech Ecovillage 1, Greater Noida shared, “The tower was not built in 2010 by the builder and builder promised that they will give possession within 24 months but I started living in the flat in 2018. I was the first resident who took possession of this tower. I paid the EMI without even living in my flat.”
He added, “We were thinking that they will not build this tower so I collected a few numbers of the buyer of his tower and made a group and we started visiting continuously on the construction site. In 2018, after eight long years, we started living in this flat. ”
Varnit Bisht, a resident of Supertech Capetown, Noida, Sector 74, while raising the issue of pending registry papers, said, “I bought a flat in 2019 in Capetown. At that time, I was not aware of the condition of society. I took possession in resale and the ex-flat owner has registry papers and I have been trying for three years but no one has listened. When I was buying this flat SBI bank declined our application for the home loan. I tried in other banks and it was very tough for me to get approval for a home loan.”
Prateet Baijal, a resident of Mayfair Residency, Techzone 4, Greater Noida West shared, “Builder had to give me the possession in the year 2017, June but he gave me in 2019, April. Only 70 residents are living in the society, the rest of the residents are waiting for their possession. The project is under construction for 11 years. Builder does not have OC/CC certificates for the towers and there is a lack of basic amenities.”