Is Your Builder Harrassing You?
Is your builder harassing you? Did you have a bitter experience with your builder? Share your story with AEGISLAWYERS and get Free Advise. We have informed our consumers as to how delay in handing over the possession of completed houses can entail penalty. See Penalty Charges In Case Of Delayed Possession. However, despite the regulations, builders continue to harass the consumers over the possession of completed houses. An extreme case was seen when the possession was delayed for about 10 years, till consumer forum stepped in. See Buyers To Get Promised Home After 10 Years. The latest in the chain of the harassment by the builders was seen in Mumbai where a builder has been ordered by Mumbai Suburban Maharashtra District Consumer Forum to pay arrears for the rent of 24 months for which the flat possession was delayed and continue paying the rent till the time the flats are actually handed over. The delay in handing over the possession according to the Forum amounted to unfair trade practice. Furthermore, the forum also specified that of it was not possible for the builder to complete the flats, the builder should give the consumer an option to buy a flat of the same measurement at the rate the flat was initially booked. The builder harassment menace refuses to relent despite innumerable rulings by the consumer forums, striking down these practices by the builders. It has almost become a vicious cycle where builder continues the harassment till finally some consumer decides to take the matter to a consumer forum which taken stringent action against the practice; only to have the same cycle repeated with some other builder, in some other place.