Be careful of fraudsters while buying plots in Uran, say locals
RESIDENTS ALSO SAID SOME DEVELOPERS HAVE CASES OF IRREGULAR LAND DEALS AGAINST THEM IN PUNE
URAN: If you are planning to buy a plot in Uran, you should be careful about your decision as locals have claimed that the advertisements posted by developers could be misleading.
While developers offering small plots have been advertising Uran as the next big property destination owing to its proximity to Mumbai and the proposed Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Uran residents have said prospective buyers could be cheated by small-time realtors.
While the City and Industrial Development Cor poration ( Cidco) is planning a Khopta township project in Uran, it is yet to declare the plan. However, residents said small-time developers are already showing plots to people from Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai for sale.
“Some small-time developers, who have done transactions of 4-5 acre, are calling hundreds of prospective clients to the area and showing them the same plots repeatedly,” said Sandeep Gharat, a resident.
Residents said some developers have cases of irregular land deals against them in Pune.
“Buyers need to check the background of the developer. They should check if the land has been certified as non-agricultural and which zone it falls under, among other things,” said Gharat.
He said buyers should directly contact farmers and deal with them directly.
Residents said Uran farmers have realised the worth of their land and don’t want to sell it to developers.
“Following inquiries I found that a few years ago, some farmers had sold 1-2 acre land in distress. However, developers are showing plots to hundreds of people. This is reason for suspicion,” said Vishwarath Nayar, a journalist who was interested in one such property.
Another resident Girish Patil said, “Once when a farmer brought a developer to show his land, the agents of another developer claimed the land had been purchased by their developer.”
However, developers have denied the claims. “There is no question of cheating. We have our documents in place and anyone can check them,” said a developer on condition of anonymity.