HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014

Power to people

A recent Allahabad HC order has made registration of flat owners’ groups easier, ensuring better protection of homebuyers’ rights

Paradise destroyed

A buffer zone of just 100 metres for the Okhla Bird Sanctuary - the only place in the world after Nairobi to attract 400 bird species - could be disastrous

‘Inaccurate reports have led to confusion’

The UP Apartment Act has been in operation since March 2010 and the Noida Authority has just modified rules, says officer on special duty

Quick clearance the best way out

Experts say that single-window clearances will put an end to corruption in the real estate sector

Your building is far from safe

Purchasable extra floor area ratio (FAR) could be misused by developers solely for profits, endangering lives in the process

Refusing to get into the ‘Act’

Why are development authorities taking great pains to not implement the UP Apartment Act?

An unholy nexus?

HC charge of ‘collusion’ between  development authorities  and builders not unfounded, say RWAs and homebuyers

Should homebuyers accept a refund?

Legal experts say payments will be held up if case goes to SC

Grave indictment of Noida Authority

The Allahabad High Court judgment has held that Supertech and Noida Authority colluded with each other to act against buyers’ interests

Safety standards set low for Delhi buildings

NDMA has proposed the setting up of a tall building council for the Capital

Safety be damned

Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon, all part of the high-risk seismic zone 4, are getting ready to go as high as 80 floors. What is alarming is that the city does not have a tall buildings code for safety of structures

Risking lives for additional revenue?

Earning revenue from unauthorised buildings ‘unethical’

Free water, power, but lakhs of lives at risk

Will the Delhi government wake up to the real issues and take some measures to stop building of unauthorised structures that risk precious lives?

Neta’s neighbourhood

The Delhi CM has suddenly made Kaushambi famous. However, can any area be categorised as premium just because of celebs?

Should lenders ask for completion certificates?

Checking the sale-deed of an apartment is not enough for disbursing home loans
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