LDA listing buildings sans completion certificate
PROTECTING HOME BUYERS Before issuing the mandatory certificate, the development body will make sure the developer has fulfilled all norms
It has been made mandatory for developers to get completion certificate from the LDA before handing over possession of houses or shops to buyers
PN SINGH, LDA vice chairman
LUCKNOW: The Lucknow Development Authority has started identifying commercial buildings that do not have completion certificate.
It will be mandatory for such builders to procure completion certificate from the LDA and before issuing it the development authority will make sure that the developer has fulfilled all norms and the building has come up as per the approved map.
Under the UP Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), it is mandatory for builders to obtain completion certificate from the development authority, but till date, owners of majority of the multi storey residential apartments and commercial buildings in the city do not have this certificate. They are handing over possession of flats and shops to buyers without fulfilling this mandatory procedure.
The LDA’s role is to make sure that the developer has carried out construction work according to the approved map and has fulfilled all promises made to home buyers. If any condition remains unfulfilled, the development authority has the right to deny completion certificate to the builder.
“It has been made mandatory for developers to get completion certificate from the LDA before handing over possession of houses or shops to buyers,” said PN Singh, LDA vice chairman.
The development authority also executes a large number of housing and commercial projects all over the city and the rule applies to its own projects too..
According to LDA officials, this exercise (mandatory completion certificate) will, to some extent, help the development authority in protecting home buyers’ interests.
In the state capital, around 62 home buyers in Parsvnath Planet, Gomti Nagar, have already moved the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi, against the developer Parsvnath Planet.
“We have demanded action against the developer (Parsvnath Planet) for non-compliance of promises made to allottees. We have also indicted the LDA for issuing partial completion certificate to the builder despite the fact that the project is still incomplete,” said Alok Singh, a resident of the Parsvnath Planet, who is spearheading the agitation against the developer.
In all, there are 540 flats in Parsvnath Planet housing scheme.
Allottees have also accused the LDA of issuing partial completion certificate to seven out of 10 towers of Parsvnath Planet, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, project way back in 2015 despite the fact that a large number of flats in all these towers are still incomplete.