MAHARERA fines builder for not registering sale deed
The MAHARERA recently fined a developer for not registering the sale agreement with a buyer. During a hearing, MAHARERA found that even after 10 years, the developer hadn’t registered the agreement although he had accepted 10 per cent of the total consideration. The body penalised the developer and asked him to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to MAHARERA for the violation of section 13 which makes it mandatory to register the agreement once the buyer has paid 10 per cent amount.
Complainant Manish Bhagtani approached MAHARERA seeking directions again Ghanshyam Properties to execute the registered agreement for sale under section 13 of the RERA act. He wanted this for the office premises he had booked at Link Plaza in Andheri.
Bhagtani claimed that he had booked the office for a total consideration of Rs 15.99 lakh and till date had paid the entire amount. The developer had issued an allotment letter but not registered
the sale agreement. Bhagtani claimed that without obtaining OC the developer had issued the fit out possession of the office premises in May 2018.
The developer argued that Bhagtani’s complaint should be dismissed since it is not filed in the proper format and in the allotment letter no date of possession was mentioned. The developer mentioned that there was no intentional delay on his part in obtaining OC.
MAHARERA examined the arguments by both the parties and found the complainant is an allottee in the project and he booked the premises in July 2007 and paid substantial amount towards the cost of the premises. MAHARERA found the developer liable. In his order Dr Vijay Satbir Singh, member MAHARERA said that the developer did not justify reason for non-execution of agreement with the complainant.