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Hand over common areas before maintenance: RWA

india Updated: Apr 22, 2013 01:55 IST
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A month after amicably handing over the maintenance of Palam Vihar, realty major Ansal API has now offered the administration of Sushant Apartments to the local residents’ welfare association (RWA), which has refused the offer.

According to the RWA, the developer is reluctant to hand over the common areas such as park, club, roofs, lifts and security to the association.

The RWA is firm on not taking the maintenance in its hand without the assets. Currently, Profac (a facility management firm) is taking care of the maintenance-cum-security of the locality.

However, the developer told Hindustan Times that he is willing to transfer assets to the RWA as well as the maintenance.

“We will handover the assets too. We want the RWA to relieve us from this burden and maintain the locality on its own,” said Ansal API chief operating officer (COO) Gagandeep.

The RWA, however, refused to subscribe to the assertion owing to the violation of the Haryana Apartments Ownership Act 1983.

“The Act says that there should be one condominium association which will be legally transferred the administration. Ansal API sold a part of the unit (12.5 acre) to two builders who developed two independent units (of Sushant Apartments) each having their own registered body. Under these circumstances how can one condominium be formed?” said SC Dutt, president of Sushant Apartments.

According to the RWA, Ansal API got licence to develop a condominium on 12.5 acres at Sushant Lok-1 in the early 1990s and later they sold more than half of its land to two other developers who built Mapple Height and Mapple Crescent.

“As per the Act, Ansal API was supposed to form one condominium consisting of the three units and transfer administration (including common assets), which seems impossible now,” said Dutt.

According to the RWA, the transfer offer is fake and the developer is under pressure from the town planning department which has directed Ansal API and 34 other developers to transfer maintenance of condominiums to the local RWAs.