Realtor to pay up for not allotting plots on time

 A district consumer forum has asked a Delhi realtor to pay Rs 2.5 lakh to a woman for not allotting plots on time in an upcoming project in Jaipur.

He had taken Rs 2 lakh from her.

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered U-Turn Housing to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to city resident Anjula Malik, besides her Rs 2 Lakh paid as the cost of the plots.

Observing that the firm had promised to deliver the plots within six months but did not do so even after a year, the forum headed by C K Chaturvedi also held it guilty of giving deficient service.

“At the time of booking, U-Turn Housing promised that possession of plots will be given within six months. But they were not alloted even after 12 months. Since the project was delayed and Anjula Malik was not interested in taking possession, she requested for cancellation and refund of booking amount,” the forum said.

“Though the allotment was cancelled, the realtor did not refund the booking amount. So there is deficiency on its part,” the forum observed. “We direct it to refund Rs 2,00,000.

We also award Rs 50,000 as compensation for harassment, including litigation cost,” the forum said.

In her complaint, Malik said she had paid Rs 2 lakh for booking two plots of 300 square yards each in the firm’s upcoming project, Silver City, in Jaipur. She said the firm neither alloted her the plots on time nor refunded her money.

She had also submitted to the forum that according to the Jaipur Development Authority, no approval was granted to the firm for its upcoming project and no land was allotted to the firm.

The firm said that it had obtained all the required approvals from the government. It stated that Malik’s allotment was delayed as she had defaulted in paying despite reminders. The forum rejected the contention of the firm, saying it had “never placed any document or reminder as pleaded by it in a written form to substantiate its plea”.

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