Mhada directed to pay buyer Rs 50,000 for substandard flat
Substandard construction of these flats and negligence on the part of Mhada, the Consumer forum observed
Oct 01, 2014
Source : The Times of India
Residential Housing Complex

 

MUMBAI: Bringing the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) under the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act, a consumer forum recently reprimanded the authority for providing substandard homes after a buyer complained about leakages.

"We are of the view that the substandard construction of these flats and negligence on the part of opponent to take prompt action on the correspondence of the complainant shows their attitude towards lower income group persons and flats allotted to them," the forum said.

The forum refuted the Mhada argument that the complaint was not maintainable as Section 173 of the Mhada Act prohibits filing of a suit without notice to Mhada.

"The complainant has filed a complaint under the Consumer Protection Act, which cannot be equated with a suit," the forum said.

The Konkan Mhada has been directed to pay the complainant, Vinayak Kadam, Rs 50,000 for deficiency in service and unfair trade practice.

Latest Realty News

Govt Issues Order on Land for Industrial Estate, 2nd Airport
Oct 01, 2014
The State Government has asked Khurda district administration to identify 10,000 acres of land for establishment of an industrial estate
Banks to sell DDA housing scheme forms on holidays
Oct 01, 2014
Banks have offered to sell forms of DDA's housing scheme even on national holidays with the deadline to submit them drawing closer
Cut Home Loan Interest: Credai
Oct 01, 2014
The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India has appealed to the Reserve Bank of India to reduce the home loan interest rates
Knight Frank Global Cities Report 2015 ranks Sydney 5th in rental forecasts
Oct 01, 2014
The latest Knight Frank Global Cities Report 2015 has ranked Sydney fifth among 15 global cities in rental forecasts
Realtors Unhappy Over Status Quo in RBI Monetary Policy
Oct 01, 2014
The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI), the apex body of realtors in the country, expressed disappointment over the Reserve Bank's policy to keep key rates unchanged
US to Help India Develop Three Smart Cities
Oct 01, 2014
The US will help India in developing three smart cities in Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam
No Finding Received on Rs. 30 Crore Service Tax Evasion Charge: DLF
Oct 01, 2014
DLF, India's largest realty firm, said it has not received any findings from authorities on alleged service tax evasion of about Rs. 30 crore
Rajan Says Real Estate Reasonable, Let's Not Count Aurangzeb Road and Malabar Hill
Sep 30, 2014
Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday said property prices in the country are not frothy barring a few pockets
Govt bought pvt forest, sold it to real estate cartel, says PAC
Sep 30, 2014
The public accounts committee (PAC) of the Goa state legislative assembly 2013-14, has alleged a prima facie fraud in the disposal of six hectares of land
BDA plans revamp to face new challenges
Sep 30, 2014
The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) is planning a massive shake-up in its manpower and decision-making process to suit its centemporay role

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's