The developer of Ardee City in Sector 52 is likely to face action for delay in the execution of registry of the homes of around 300 families.
These families have been waiting for the rightful ownership of their houses for over a decade now.
Now, the department of town and country planning (DTCP) has issued a notice to the developer stating that the process of execution of the pending registries should be started within a week’s time or else a FIR would be registered against the developer. Earlier in March, the chief minister had directed the department to ensure registry.
While the developer has cited non-payment of maintenance amount by residents as the reason behind the delay, residents have claimed that the entire amount has been paid.
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 alleged they have moved from pillar to post for registry but the issue hasn’t been resolved till now. The matter was also raised before chief minister Monahar Lal Khattar during a grievance committee meeting in Gurgaon on February 15. Khattar had directed the district town planner (DTP) to initiate registry and complete it within one month.Gurgaon district town planner RS Batth said the process was delayed due to the lockdown imposed due to Covid-19. After relaxation of lockdown norms and re-opening of government offices, the developer was asked to submit the details of buyers but they haven’t received a response yet, he said.
“In a notice issued on Thursday, we have given the developer a week’s time to submit the details of homebuyers who have deposited the outstanding amounts and those who haven’t. If the developer fails to submit these documents within a week, an FIR will be lodged against them (developer),” Gurgaon district town planner RS Batth said, adding that several meetings have been conducted on the matter and department has directed developers to complete registry.
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, but they should first settle their dues and maintenance fees. Asked about the DTCP notice, he said, “We haven’t received it any such notice yet.”
Residents, meanwhile, said the Ardee City RWA has already submitted files of each resident with all documents showing that full payment has been made to the builder. “On March 2, the RWA submitted documents that had been meticulously arranged so that registry could be started. Since then, the department has been silent even though we have been regularly following up on the matter with them,” said Chaitali, a homebuyers.
“Families have been denied rightful ownership of their floors. This is despite having made full payments. We have sent numerous letters to the builder, but haven’t received a response. We have raised this issue at several forums as well to no avail,” she added.