Builder told to re­turn 78-yr-old’s Sobo flat

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

MUM­BAI: The State Con­sumer Dis­putes Re­dres­sal Com­mis­sion has di­rected a de­vel­oper to re­turn the flat to a 78-year-old By­culla ten­ant which she had given for rede­vel­op­ment.

Aysha Parekh had handed over her flat to the builder in 2009. How­ever, when the builder did not re­turn the flat even af­ter the com­ple­tion of the project, the 78-year-old was com­pelled to ap­proach the re­dres­sal com­mis­sion. The dis­putes fo­rum also di­rected the de­vel­oper to pay com­pen­sa­tion of ₹1 lakh for caus­ing men­tal agony and trauma to the sep­tu­a­ge­nar­ian, as well as an ar­rear of ₹7.41 lakh as com­pen­satory rent for a pe­riod of four years and 11 months, along with the in­ter­est on the amount at 9%.

Parekh’s ad­vo­cate Hasan Shaikh said the de­vel­oper had of­fered the com­plainant a big­ger flat in three years’ time. An agree­ment to this ef­fect was also ex­e­cuted and Parekh re­ceived ₹13,000 per month as com­pen­satory rent till 2012, af­ter which the de­vel­oper stopped pay­ing rent.

Parekh then ap­proached the state com­mis­sion in 2016. The de­vel­oper told the com­mis­sion that Parekh was not the ac­tual ten­ant. But the claims were not sub­stan­ti­ated with ev­i­dence.

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