Hyderabad: Hyderabad Consumer Forum has ordered real estate firm Suchirindia Developers to pay a compensation of Rs. Five lakh. The compensation is for failing to offer a complainant the promised infrastructure.
Way back in 2006, the firm floated a venture known as “Phoenix Port Grand” and offered to sell plots in Pedda Thupra Village in Ranga Reddy District with a promise to develop the entire layout by providing all the required amenities. The complainant, Krishna Bhattacharya, wife of Lt. Col. Swapan Kumar Bhattacharya, availing the outright payment option paid the entire sale consideration amount of Rs. 8,74,800.
However, according to the complainant, although the firm executed the sale deed, it failed to develop the venture as promised and in fact did not show any enthusiasm to develop it despite signing the agreement 13 years back.
Following this, the complainant sought cancellation of the sale deed and amount.
However, Suchirindia Developers rejected the allegations of the complainant. In response to a notice issued by Hyderabad Consumer Forum, Suchirindia Developers said, “We have already developed the venture by incurring huge expenditure and paid necessary charges to HMDA authorities. The complainant is not the only person to have paid the entire amount. However, some customers have not paid the full amount and as such we were not able to develop the venture fully. We have requested HMDA authorities to extend the time for developing the venture.”
On a consideration of the material brought on record by both the parties, the forum said in the absence of a proof of any fraud, the complainant cannot seek cancellation of the registered sale deed.
It said, the complainant is entitled for compensation for the mental agony and non-fulfillment of promises in respect of infrastructure and other facilities that were promised. It ordered the developer to pay compensation of Rs five lakh and another Rs.10,000 towards cost of the complaint.