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New bench expedites disposal of realty cases

Setting up a dedicated bench for handling property-related disputes at the district court has expedited the disposal of such cases, reducing the hearing pendency period from nine to four months.

india Updated: Nov 18, 2011 00:34 IST
Deevakar Anand

Setting up a dedicated bench for handling property-related disputes at the district court has expedited the disposal of such cases, reducing the hearing pendency period from nine to four months.

On an average, at least 40 to 50 cases related to developers are listed in the special court of civil judge Sunil Chauhan everyday. The bench has around 200 to 300 cases pending anytime but since its inception in April this year, the pendency of hearing has come down to four months.

Rapid pace of urbanisation, which involves construction of residential and commercial high-rises in and around the Millennium City, has led to a slew of disputes involving developers and property buyers. Many buyers have filed cases against builders for breach of promises made in their brochures, while a crop of disputes related to land acquisition are lying in the court.

"Gurgaon houses properties of all the big developers and there are court cases involving most of them. The presence of a special bench hearing such matters has expedited the case disposals," said Manish Malhotra, a lawyer.

He said that by hearing cases of similar sector, the bench becomes familiar with issues involved and it helps in speedy decisions.