Complaints Won’t Be Taken Into Account After Possession Of Flats – MAHA RERA
MUMBAI: In a latest development, the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has clearly ordained that any complaints from homebuyers with regards to incomplete work after taking possession of apartments won’t be entertained.
There are plenty of homebuyers from the past that have taken possession of flats even before the occupancy certificates were in place.
Members of Pune’s Balaji Infinity Society lodged a complaint against a builder named Anuj Developer. To their shock, the RERA authority has clearly stated that the complaint cannot be entertained as the people have already taken possession of the flats. The MAHA RERA chairperson Gautam Chatterjee said that the complaints could not be taken into account since the possession of flats had already taken place.
Normally, the occupancy certificate for a new building is issued by the concerned civic authority assuring homebuyers of the norms and procedures duly followed by the builder in the process of completing the structure.
As per government norms, a homebuyer can move into an apartment only after the occupancy certificate is obtained. But, in cities like Mumbai, there are many projects that people have moved into without the OC in place.
The complaint was filed by the members of Balaji Infinity Society who had already taken possession of their apartments in the builder’s project Balaji Infinity in Pune, a long time back. The members of the Pune Balaji Infinity Society had lodged a complaint to RERA stating that the builder did not provide the community with amenities as stated on the brochure. Also, the fire fighting entry and area had been sold out for parking.
The developer denied having done anything against the rules of RERA.
According to the developer, the company shall complete the project with completion/occupancy certificate and all the amenities, mentioned in its Maha RERA registration, as per the revised completion date of December end.