TN RERA comes to the rescue of home buyers

Chennai: Rejecting the reasons cited by a developer on maintainability, the Tamilnadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority provided relief to the buyers of an apartment complex at Kotturpuram on registration of pathway, registration of common areas, ratification of sale deeds, refund of corpus fund, completion of compound wall and handing over of all original documents to the association.

The secretary of the apartment owners association filed two complaints with TNRERA, seeking relief on various issues that were allegedly not addressed by the developer since 2016.

The developer filed counter affidavit saying that they had constructed all the apartments and handed over to the owners well before the Act came into force. They also stated that the association had no locus standi to file the complaints. Hence they pleaded that these two complaints were not maintainable.

As there were two societies functioning in the property, the authority directed the complainant association to approach the Registrar of Societies to choose one society to get the Original documents from the developer and to receive the corpus fund.

 

NT Bureau