Your reg­is­tered flat could be ‘unau­tho­rised’

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“All the flats are il­le­gal but they are reg­is­tered and openly sold in the mar­ket. It’s your bad luck if you hap­pen to be a buyer whose flat is be­ing sealed or de­mol­ished.”

Should ob­tain­ing a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate be made manda­tory for a de­vel­oper be­fore it hands over the flats to buy­ers? And should all projects, once com­pleted, be scru­ti­nised thor­oughly to en­sure these ad­here to the sanc­tioned plans? Of­fi­cials do not have much to say.

P C Meena, deputy com­mis­sioner, Gurgaon, says, “A com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate is not a pre-req­ui­site doc­u­ment for regis­tra­tion of prop­erty. If it is made manda­tory, it will lead to fur­ther ha­rass­ment and com­pli­ca­tions for the prop­erty buy­ers but if the de­vel­op­ment au­thor­i­ties such as the Haryana Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Author­ity or Town and Coun­try Plan­ning, Gurgaon, give us any such guide­line we will fol­low it.”

But R K Singh, se­nior town plan­ner, ex­presses ig­no­rance about the rev­enue depart­ment mak­ing the is­sue of a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate a pre­con­di­tion for reg­is­ter­ing a prop­erty.

“In the first place, we don’t have such vi­o­la­tion in Gurgaon where builders have en­croached upon com­mon ar­eas such as park and com­mu­nity cen­tre to con­struct flats. But as far as regis­tra­tion of prop­er­ties is con­cerned, I don’t know whether com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate is a nec­es­sary doc­u­ment for an apart­ment regis­tra­tion. But I am sure the rev­enue depart­ment has strin­gent norms to check any il­le­gal­i­ties,” he claims.

Lack of co­or­di­na­tion is ev­i­dent in Ghazi­abad, too, where GDA of­fi­cials claim that the rev­enue of­fi­cials should not regis­ter a prop­erty with­out a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate while the rev­enue depart­ment says the doc­u­ment is un­nec­es­sary.

S K Za­man, se­nior town plan­ner, GDA, says, “With­out a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate, an apart­ment should not be reg­is­tered be­cause the said cer­tifi­cate can only dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween what is le­gal and what is il­le­gal.”

Dis­agree­ing with this, Ra­jesh Ku­mar, ADM, fi­nance and rev­enue, Ghazi­abad, says, “We don’t need to make a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate such an im­por­tant doc­u­ment. At present we are reg­is­ter­ing apart­ments with­out a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate.”

As far as Delhi is con­cerned, ever af­ter hav­ing sev­eral strin­gent norms for prop­erty regis­tra­tion, a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate is not re­quired for free­hold proper- ties. A rev­enue of­fi­cial, re­quest­ing anonymity, says, “In Delhi we don’t have group hous­ing so­ci­eties of pri­vate de­vel­op­ers like Ghazi­abad and Gurgaon. But in pri­vate colonies a lot of fraud takes place when a builder vi­o­lates the sanc­tioned plans. Such in­de­pen­dent floors can be reg­is­tered with­out a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate.”

“If you buy an in­de­pen­dent floor and get it reg­is­tered and if the MCD (Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion of Delhi) later dis­cov­ers vi­o­la­tions in the con­struc­tion plans, it can ei­ther de­mol­ish the con­struc­tion or book the prop­erty as ‘unau­tho­rised.’ In both cases the buyer has to suf­fer,” says the of­fi­cer.

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