get­ting cost­ef­fec­tive justice

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Estates - - FRONT PAGE -

Be proac­tive: When you no­tice any dis­crep­ancy be­tween what the de­vel­oper has com­mit­ted and the real sit­u­a­tion bring it to the no­tice of the de­vel­oper by ag­i­tat­ing,. If a builder does not pay heed to your objections, take le­gal re­course im­me­di­ately by send­ing a le­gal no­tice, fol­lowed by fil­ing a case.

Group ac­tion: The Unitech home­buy­ers formed a group and ap­proached the au­thor­i­ties to­gether. Many other home­buy­ers, who were not the part of ini­tial group, joined in due course. A large num­ber of com­plainants helps push the case.

Proper doc­u­men­ta­tion: If you are in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion, gather all the facts and doc­u­ments start­ing from the ad­ver­tise­ment brochures, and down to the book­ing re­ceipts, all de­tails of all pay­ments, any let­ter sent by the de­vel­oper, signed agree­ments, emails ex­changed, pho­to­graphs, and any­thing that can strengthen your case. These doc­u­ments help in draft­ing a strong case.

Ap­proach the Eco­nomic of­fences wing: The EOW is a spe­cial cell of the po­lice force in most places, which deals with cases re­lated to de­vi­a­tions in fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions.. EOW’s ex­per­tise in this field means that cases get pro­cessed faster. Unitech home­buy­ers formed a group and filed a case jointly, which was re­ferred to the EOW. But this does not hap­pen with all the cases.

jThe Long road: There is more clar­ity in laws un­der the Real Es­tate (Reg­u­la­tion and De­vel­op­ment) Act com­pared to the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion. This will help home­buy­ers and pre­vent them from un­der­go­ing the le­gal process that Unitech buy­ers had to suf­fer

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