Mangalore:The Dakshina Kannada Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Builder and Promoter of an Apartment at Kadri Tollgate in the city, to pay a compensation of Rs.50, 000 to the residents since they have deviated from the contract terms and have also failed to provide amenities which were promised to them while booking the flats.
The residents had approached the forum when they found out that the Mumbai based Sequeira Star Home Builders failed to provide them the amenities as said in the agreement.
The case was registered under section 12 of the consumer Protection Act 1986 alleging deviation from building license terms which was illegal, such as extension of the floor area, incomplete compound wall, insufficient parking facility, poor quality of wiring and electrical fittings, absence of intercom facility, poor flooring, concrete door frames instead of wooden door frames, absence of gymnasium facility etc.
The President of the forum Ms. Asha Shetty ,had observed that the Builder Mr.Felix Sequeria had catered in improper practices and inadequate service failure to provide the legal documents ,to the residents and had deviated from the approved building plan and had also violated the licensing terms and condition. She had also noted that there was considerable delay in standardizing the illegal construction.
She also added “Apart from setting the defects right the builder should pay Rs 50,000 each towards the damages and incase of failure to issue a completion certificate with the stipulated time (i.e. 3 months) the opposite parties are liable to pay Rs500 per day till the date of issuance of certificate with permanent door number”.Further double tax collected by the M.C.C shall be borne by Opposite Parties till they set the above problems right, also pay Rs 4,000 each (which includes commissioners fee) to the complainants. Payment shall be made within 30 days from the date of order.