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Pay fine if don’t have completion papers

Owners of independent floors bought before July 2009, who do not have a completion certificate (CC), have been asked to pay one-time penalty of Rs 1,000 per sq ft to get the property regularised. There are about 2,500 such floors in the city. The CC is required to get legitimate water and sewerage connections from government authorities.

delhi Updated: Jul 07, 2011 01:12 IST

Owners of independent floors bought before July 2009, who do not have a completion certificate (CC), have been asked to pay one-time penalty of Rs 1,000 per sq ft to get the property regularised. There are about 2,500 such floors in the city. The CC is required to get legitimate water and sewerage connections from government authorities.

Floors are the independent residential units constructed on a plot and sold individually to three persons making each of them owner of each floor. The floors were allowed to be sold as independent properties only from July 19, 2009, when the Haryana government opened registration of such floors as independent properties in the name of individual buyers. Now, an owner of 1,000 sq ft floor will have to pay R10 lakh.

However, floor owners of Faridabad and other districts of Haryana would have to pay R500 per sq ft and R250 per sq ft, respectively.

The town and country planning department has come out with a new composition policy that says, “Since the owners have purchased the property in violation of the zoning plan/building rules, a one-time penalty shall be levied for the composition of the violations at the rate of R1,000 per sq ft in Gurgaon.”

In June 2010, the government had asked all private developers to disconnect water and sewerage connections to the houses whose owners hadn’t acquired CCs from the town and country planning department. The department had then identified 1,295 such floors in many privately developed townships such as DLF City , Sushant Lok, etc. Residents argued it was the developers’ responsibility to get the CC from the government.

House project delay irks allottees

Rajesh Moudgil
rajesh.moudgil@hindustantimes.com

Chandigarh: More than 3,000 allottees of the societies and colonies being constructed by the Haryana Housing Board (HHB) are angry because of delay in the completion of the projects in five districts of the state.

Financial commissioner and principal secretary (housing) SK Gulati said the delay was mainly due to the time consumed in the development of the land allotted to the board. He assured the allottees that their interests would be protected and the project would be expedited.

However, many allottees, on condition of anonymity, said the delay in the completion of three group housing societies, about 200 flats in Panchkula and housing board colonies in Hisar, Sirsa, Sonepat and Gurgaon, had made them spend extra lakhs of rupees.

The allottees said they were to be allotted flats of two HHB societies at Sector 20 in Panchkula by March 31, 2010, but more than a year had passed and they were still waiting. The advertised cost of each flat (three-bedroom) was R33.9 lakh, but each allottee had to shell out about R5 lakh extra for the interest amount. In the third HHB society, comprising four-bedroom flats, initially the allottees paid R52 lakh each, but now each one of them had to bear the additional burden of R7.2 lakh, as per interest charges.

The story is no different for the allottees of Housing Board Colony in Hisar. They said the project started in August 2009 and was likely to be completed by September 30, 2011. “It is an irony that even half of the project is not complete. While the advertised cost of an LIG flat was about R8 lakh, an allottee would now have to bear the additional burden of interest. He will have to pay interest at the rate of 10%, after the completion of the house,” they said.

The allottees of flats in Housing Board Colony, Sirsa, rued that only the roof slabs of the flats that they had purchased was ready.

About the Housing Board Colony in Sonepat, the allottees said the work on 294 houses started in July 2010, and the roof slabs of only 40 houses had been laid so far. They lamented that they would be made to pay huge money because of delayed construction. Similar was the case with 258 flats for economically weaker sections in sectors 42 and 52 of Gurgaon. The construction of these flats began in 2009 and was slated to be completed by May 2011. The allottees said the flats were no where near completion and the delay would make them pay extra cost of 10% interest charges.