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After Refund, Unitech Flat Buyers In Gurgaon Project Get Compensation

Unitech flat buyers had sought a compensation of Rs 1 lakh towards mental agony and litigation cost.

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After Refund, Unitech Flat Buyers In Gurgaon Project Get Compensation

Realty sector is facing a slowdown, leading to delays in project handover, forcing buyers to move courts.


Highlights

  1. Supreme Court awards Rs 80,000 compensation each to 39 flat buyers
  2. Flat buyers had sought compensation of Rs 1 lakh each
  3. Vistas project in Gurgaon was supposed to be handed over in 2012
The Supreme Court today awarded Rs 80,000 compensation each to 39 flat buyers of Unitech's Vistas project in Gurgaon, towards litigation cost . The flat buyers had sought a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each towards mental agony and litigation cost. The buyers had already been paid the principal and 14 per cent interest by Unitech according to the Supreme Court's previous order.  The Vistas project in Gurgaon, now officially called Gurugram, was supposed to be handed over in 2012.

These flats were booked in 2009 but after Unitech failed to deliver the flat on time, these buyers had in 2014 moved National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and the consumer forum then ordered Unitech to pay the principal with an interest of 18 per cent. Unitech had later appealed in the Supreme Court.

The real estate sector is facing a multi-year slowdown, leading to delays in handover of projects, forcing buyers to protest on streets and approach courts. 

In another development, flat buyers of Amrapali Silicon City, an Amrapali group company, moved the Supreme Court challenging insolvency proceedings against the company. The petition challenging insolvency proceedings against Amrapali Silicon City is filed by 70 flat buyers. Amrapali Silicon City has a project in Noida. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) had earlier admitted a petition of Bank of Baroda against Amrapali Silicon City over a loan default.

The Supreme Court had earlier stayed insolvency proceedings against real estate firm Jaypee Infratech on a plea seeking protection of interests of hassled homebuyers who have neither got a home nor refund.

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