Flat space cheating complaint to legal metrology department, 2,000 petitioners to BMC can go there
Legal metrology department, which recently seized a flat after it was proved that the builder had reneged on the floor space agreement
Jan 02, 2015
Source : The Times of India


MUMBAI: The resident of a Mulund housing society on Thursday filed a complaint with the legal metrology department against cheating on floor space by a builder. 

The BMC got over 2,000 similar complaints in 2014. "On an average, about 7-8 complaints are received every month in every ward. But we cannot act on them and it is up to the complainants to approach the police or court," said a civic official. 

Now, these people can approach the legal metrology department, which recently seized a flat after it was proved that the builder had reneged on the floor space agreement. Sources said the builder is now open to paying the duped resident Rs 2 lakh. 

Kiran Goregaonkar, a resident of Krupa Cooperative Housing Society, Mulund (E), complained on Thursday that his builder forced him to take possession of a flat that was 51sq ft less than the area agreed upon. "The builder and I had signed an agreement in which he promised an 896sq ft flat. But it is actually 845sq ft," he said. 

Sanjay Pandey, special inspector general of police and controller of legal metrology, said: "I received the complaint today itself. I will look into the matter." The legal metrology department comes under the state government. 

Goregaonkar's housing society went for redevelopment in December 2005 and he signed an individual agreement with the builder in October 2007. "According to the agreement, he had to give me 626sq ft of my original house plus 35sq ft free of cost. For an additional 235sq ft, I paid him Rs 7.5 lakh. I am ready to pay the remaining Rs 2.17 lakh once he gives me the floor space as per the agreement," said Goregaonkar. 

A citizen activist said chances of cheating are more in redevelopment and SRA projects. "The plot size, FSI, TDR are all fixed. So builders lure tenants with promises of additional space. Then they give flats with 10% less of the extra space promised. That's how they make more money," said Harish Pandey, member of the New Link Road Residents Forum, Dahisar. 

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