Relevant SC Judgements
The Supreme Court (SC) has delivered a number of judgements on various conflicts relating to allotments of houses by housing development authorities. In each case, the court has given a clear verdict. Overall, such verdicts are benchmarks for other housing-related cases being heard across the country.
An interesting case is that of MK Gupta versus Lucknow Development Authority, resolved in 1993. In this case, SC delivered an exhaustive order covering every aspect related to housing. And the questions that were probably
What emerges after considering all judgements of the apex court is that extra charges demanded from allottee for a corner plot is justifiable if that corner plot has extra land as compared to other plots. Also, all those who wish to have the best location and also get it by means of the lucky draw should be willing to pay a higher price as decided by the allotment authority.
Whatever the case may be, courts interpret the law as spelled out in their own rules; they do not change the basic structure of the legislature, but give logical and meaningful interpretation to the clause should any authority try to act arbitrarily.