A resident of Sector 51, SD Rattan is the first person to file a complaint against the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) with the interim chairman of RERA Chandigarh , KK Jindal.
Mr. Rattan alleged the CHB that there were some encroachment issues that was kept hidden from him while launching housing scheme of 200 residential apartments in sector 51 by housing board in April 2016. “I was allotted the flat through the draw scheme but after the allotment I came to know that the certain portion of the land was in the possession of saw mill owners, thus the land was disputed”, said Rattan. He also filed an RTI to get the information regarding the issue which later affirmed the encroachment issues. After getting the reply from the RTI, I decided to surrender the flat fearing the delay in getting possession, Rattan said. Under the scheme, the CHB fixed Rs. 69 Lakh for a 2 BHK flat and Mr. Rattan has paid Rs. 6.9 lakh as a booking amount. When he went to the housing board to surrender his flat then the CHB deducted 10% of the booking amount and returned the rest.
In his complaint, Rattan has requested the RERA to ask the CHB to return Rs. 69,000 with interest to him. He told that if the CHB had told him the fact about the encroachment, he would not have applied in the scheme.
The RERA rules notified by the central government on 1st May 2016 will be applicable in all Union Territories including Chandigarh.
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