Pune: The Additional District Consumer Grievance Redressal Commission has provided significant relief to a Moshi based woman who had lodged a complaint with the Consumer Commission due to the delayed possession of her booked flat.
As per the commission’s ruling, the complainant woman is entitled to receive possession of the flat within three months from the date of the commission’s order. In the event that the possession is not handed over within the specified timeframe, the developer will be required to compensate the woman with five thousand rupees per month.
The verdict was delivered by Commission Chairman Jayant Deshmukh and members Shubhangi Dunakhe and Anil Khaibekar. The complaint was filed by Vaishali Santosh Shelke, a resident of Moshi, against a local builder.
The complaint pertained to a housing project being developed by the builders in Moshi, wherein the complainant had invested in a flat worth Rs. 19 lakhs and one thousand seven hundred sixty rupees. She had paid Rs. 16 lakhs and 98 thousand in cash to the developers based on their assurance that possession would be handed over by October 2018.
However, despite the extended wait, the complainant had not received possession of the flat even by July 2022, prompting her to approach the Consumer Commission for resolution. As the developers failed to appear for the proceedings, the commission issued a unilateral order in favor of the complainant.
Accordingly, the commission directed the developer to pay Rs. 25,000 as compensation for damages, an additional Rs. 5,000 towards complaint costs, and mandated that the possession of the flat be legally handed over to the complainant within three months from the date of the judgment. In the event of failure to meet this deadline, the developer will be liable to pay five thousand rupees to the complainant for every subsequent month until the possession is duly transferred.