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Builder to pay for not giving amenities Date: Mar 10 2012

Mumbai: In a relief to nine residents of a co-operative housing society in Wadala, the Central Mumbai Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has passed an order directing a builder to pay over Rs 1.5 lakh to each occupant for failing to provide the promised amenities.

EMG Green Developers, a local builder, constructed a 10-storey building in 2005 and promised a few basic amenities with all the flats occupied. He also asked the buyers to pay other development charges each year. However, on completion of the project and once the property was occupied, the developer allegedly shirked off all responsibilities.

“Each occupant were made to pay Rs 76,734 for these amenities. But until February 2011, none of these promised amenities were made available to the occupants,” the order said. The forum is headed by President Nalin Majithia and member Bhavna Pisal.

After several reminders and a final legal notice, nine residents moved the consumer forum against the developers. “A legal notice was sent to the developer. No heed was paid to that too,” the complainants claimed in their applications.

The complainants had listed their grievances and gave a break-up of the money paid by them. They had sought compensation with an interest of 9 per cent for each year till 2011, and an additional Rs 10,000 for mental agony suffered by them.

The developers chose not to appear before the forum.