Panchsheel Greens: Mgmt sets deadline to pay maintenance dues; residents in fix

By Praveen Dwivedi
Posted: Mar 06, 2019

The residents of Panchsheel Greens, a high-rise in Greater Noida West, are facing a tough time as the deadlock between them and the management of the society over the issue of election to form Apartment Owners' Association (AOA) still continues.

The management, recently, held a meeting with the residents of the apartment and set a deadline to pay the dues related to the maintenance charges by March 12.

The election, as reported by City Spidey, was scheduled to be conducted on March 3. However, it did not take place due to non-clearance of dues. As a result, the management withdrew maintenance services partially.

However, the services were resumed with full strength on Wednesday.

Talking to City Spidey about the issue, managing director of the Panchsheel Group, Anuj Chowdhary said, “We have resumed all the maintenance services which were withdrawn earlier. Meanwhile, we have asked the residents to pay dues by March 12 and thereafter conduct AOA election.”

The management further added saying in the case of non-payment of dues by the set date, the services are likely to be withdrawn again.

As per the information available with City Spidey, residents, in the last meeting, tried to convince the management to accept maintenance charges at Rs 1.80 per sqm against Rs 1.96 per sqm. The management of the society, however, did not accept their proposal.

Flat owners, who have taken the possession recently and already the maintenance charges, are deeply annoyed with the behaviour being shown by the management.

Chowdhary, on the other hand, says that the majority of residents are yet to pay the dues and that is where the concern lies. The management has no other option than withdrawing the services for those who are defaulters.

Residents of Panchsheel Greens have been fighting against the builder for the past two years for charging excessive maintenance fee and providing poor services in exchange of that. Realising that there is no solution at sight, a group of residents stopped paying the maintenance fee. They are of the view that forming an AOA that will work for the residents is the only option left now.

According to the management of the society, the maintenance charges are pending since October 2018.


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