Builders in Noida continue to under-deliver their projects to customers while asking them full payments for those flats. There are several projects which remain unfinished and thus, undelivered which further troubles buyers. Pramod Varshney, 49, who is living in a rented flat with his family, once dreamed of living in his own house. In April 2011, he booked 2 flats, one 3 BHK and another 1 BHK in Sikka Karnam Greens, Sector 143B, Noida. Varshney said he never anticipated that he'd have to live in a rented flat for so long while waiting for his own home. The situation became worse when he was sent an email and a letter, mentioning the cancellation of his booked flat due to non-payment of final demand in Sep-2021 which was sent on October 18, 2021. “The builder has sent us this notice. However, before asking us to pay the final demand, it must be considered that the builder owes us penalty for delaying the project as per Recovery Certificate,” said Varshney.
It has already made headline that Sikka buyers have filed a case against Sikka Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd. The buyers said that they have already paid 80% of the payment but still the project has not been delivered timely.
Varshney was promised that his flat will be delivered in 2014 but till now, he is waiting for it. The majority of homebuyers who believed several promises made by the builder are now visiting administration offices and filing cases in court.
“We filed a complaint in UP-RERA in January 2018 and received a favorable order (possession with delayed penalty after adjusting final demand) in January 2019, but the builder did not honor the same. After waiting for 5-6 months, we filed for execution of the UP-RERA order in June 2019 and after so many dates, the 30-09-2020 Order (for our one BHK flat) was passed. However, the builder again dishonored the order”, said Varshney.
He also said, “We are planning to move to High Court and to file a PIL in Supreme Court of India to give direction to Central Government to provide a proper platform for buyers which would help us to make our complaints and file a case together in NCLT.”
Varshney said that When he and other buyers received this cancellation letter form the builders instead of complying with the order of UP RERA, it was very shocking and disturbing for them. They decided to use twitter in order to raise their concerns. There are many buyers like Varshney who are still waiting for their flats and have even moved to the Supreme court to get what's rightfully theirs.