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12 years on, Ardee buyers wait for registry of homes

Around 300 families living in Ardee City, Sector 52, have been waiting for the rightful ownership of their houses for over a decade now. The developer hasn’t executed the registry of their homes so far, citing non-payment of maintenance amount by residents as the reason behind the delay.

Buyers started getting possession of their homes in 2008. At present, 300 families are living in Ardee City without conveyance deeds of the properties. As a result, they have been unable to sell or purchase homes in the area, and neither can they mortgage their properties with a bank for loans, if required.

Residents claimed they have been raising the issue at multiple forums to no avail. The issue was also raised before chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during a grievance committee meeting on February 15. Khattar had then directed the district town planner (DTP) to initiate the registry and complete it within one month.

“DTP asked us to submit files of each resident with all documents showing that full payment has been made to the builder. RWA submitted the documents on March 2. Since then, the department has been silent on the matter,” said Chaitali, a resident.

“This undue delay has caused us a lot of mental agony and physical harassment,” she added.
“We’re not sure what is stopping DTP from initiating the process of pending registry even after the CM’s order,” added Nihal Malhotra, another homebuyer.

Meanwhile, Anil Hasija of Gopal Dass Estate and Housing Pvt Ltd, the developer of Ardee City, said: “Residents are not being denied registry of their properties. Even during the CM’s meet we had raised issues related to pending fees and maintenance charges,” he said.

DTP RS Batth said the department is waiting for details of buyers from the developer. “We have issued a notice to the developer to submit details in a week, or else the department will register a police complaint against them,” he said.



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