Around 100 homebuyers on Sunday protested against real estate firm Today Homes outside the house of the managing director of the company in New Delhi over alleged delay in delivery of flats.
The buyers submitted a memorandum at the developer’s house in Friends Colony.
Today Canary Greens project, located in Sector-73 in Gurgaon, took off in 2010. Most of the agreements were signed in 2011 and the possession was due in 2014. However, the developer has not yet handed over flats to the buyers.
The protesters claimed that the project, which is spread across 11 acres, involves around 450 buyers. They alleged that the developer had assured them that their concerns will be looked into, but homebuyers alleged that no action has been taken so far.
“We do not have clarity on the developments here. The flats were supposed to be handed over to us in 2014. Even though we have paid 90% of the cost, we have still not got the possession,” said Rajeev Goel, who has bought a flat in the project.
“The developer has been asking more money. There is no parking space for is even tough we have paid for it,” said Arup Pandey, who has also bought a flat in the project.
The protestors claimed that none of the buyers has received either the flat or compensation for the delay in hand over.
“We are being cheated. We have spend our life’s saving in the house but now we have to pay both rent for our accommodation as well as installments of the house loan. Despite all the problems, we have not got possession of our dream house,” said Basant Bhumka, another homebuyer.
“Senior citizens are the worst sufferers because of the delay in the handover of the flats as they do not have any other option,” said Amit Raheja, also a homebuyer.
The developer, meanwhile, said the company is trying to solve all grievances of the investors and the flats will be delivered next year.
A company spokesperson said the company is talking to the buyers and are trying to find solutions to their problems. The spokesperson also said that the delay has happened due to the reasons beyond the control of the company. One of the major reasons for the delay is that the contractor of the company has become bankrupt, the spokesperson said. The company will start delivering flats of the project from April 2017, he added.