Realtor ordered to pay for missing deeds
The Nashik consumer court has ordered Dattatraya Kokate, Kishor Chopde and Arun Kapde of Bhagwati Constructions to prepare deeds of apartments in favour of five customers who had filed independent complaints in the court against the developer. Every customer also has to be given Rs 15,000 as compensation for mental harassment and Rs 1,000 to compensate for the court procedures.
“All the three developers of Bhagwati Constructions should jointly, within 30 days, ensure that the customers get the building completion certificates and deed of apartment registered in their favour,” the court observed in its ruling.
The aggrieved persons, Sunil Nikam, Sanjay Pawar, Sampat Korde and his son Yogesh, Bhanudas Wable and his son Sanjay and Omkar Jaitmal, all residents of Panchamrut Row Houses, Dindori Road, Mhasrul, had filed a petition in the Nashik consumer court seeking justice against developers Bhagwati Constructions.
All the residents of five apartments at the Panchamrut Row House complex had in their complaint presented the facts that they had paid respective amounts to the developers as per their agreement and yet the developers were reluctant to give building completion certificates in their favour and were not even ready to register a deed of the apartments in the complainants’ favour.
The consumer court observed that payments had been made and that there was enough evidence to show that there was deficiency in service by Bhagwati Constructions.
The court therefore ordered the real estate firm to ensure that the deeds are registered in favour of the residents within 30 days.