Homebuyers of Sampada Livia, an under-construction project in Greater Noida’s Chi 5 area, alleged that the builder has sold many flats to multiple persons.
More than 60 homebuyers of Sampada Livia, a ‘stalled-construction’ housing society in Greater Noida’s Chi 5 area, held a protest against the builder on Tuesday outside the office of Greater Noida Authority alleging that the developers had sold many flats to multiple buyers.
The flat-owners said that some of them had recently found out that they have been sold flats that have another owner too. City Spidey accessed a list of homebuyers that names more than one buyer for many flats.
The buyers are already struggling with the delayed project, for which booking had started way back in 2011 -2012. Now, this has come as a bigger shock.
The aggrieved homebuyers handed over a letter to the senior officials of the authority demanding their immediate intervention.
City Spidey spoke to two such homebuyers who had recently found out that they both own the same flat. Nalini Negi, who lives in Mumbai and Sanjay Kumar Singh, a resident of Delhi, both are listed as the owner of flat D/19 in Tower -1.
Negi said, “I got to know of this about a week back and I was stunned. I immediately wrote to the builder but haven’t received any reply till now.”
Sanjay added that the builder had replied to his query saying that they are changing the flat number.
Akanksha Aggarwal, one of the homebuyer present at the protest said, “We had tried to register an FIR against the developers but the police refused saying it is a builder-buyer matter and it should be reported to the UPRERA office. We have given a written complaint to district magistrate but haven’t received any response so far.”
Meanwhile, the homebuyers alleged that the developers have been deliberately changing the name of project. The project was launched in 2011 in the name of Subhkamna but later in 2014 was renamed Sampada Livia. Agitating buyers also alleged that 150 out of 725 flats were sold in 2011-12 and 335 flats were sold after changing its name to Kendriya Aawas Welfare Housing Society.
The construction of the society, however, is nowhere near completion. One of its four developers, Diwakar Sharma, is in jail while another, Piyush Tiwari, is absconding allegedly for not delivering flats and mismanagement of buyers’ money.