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Greater Noida home buyers once again stage protest against Amrapali Group

Greater Noida home buyers protest against Amrapali Group for delayed occupancy of apartments

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Greater Noida home buyers once again stage protest against Amrapali Group
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Home buyers of Noida Extension have once again stirred up protests against delayed occupancy of apartments. They want an explanation from the builders as to why aren’t they providing occupancy certificates, and why are the promises that were made in the Builder Buyer Agreement (BBA) not yet fulfilled.

“I booked a house with all my investments in 2010 with an agreement to get my villa in 21 months but I have not yet got my house. Whenever I come here, all I see is cemented structures of the buildings and no market nearby,” said Pulkit Goyal, an owner.

Goyal is just one of the Villa’s buyers who paid their hard earned savings to the Amrapali Group but now they are slowly losing hopes of getting legal possession. This is because the Amrapali Leisure Valley Project has Rs 325 crore outstanding ensuring the Completion Certificate, Occupancy Certificate and registration of the villas will not be possible for buyers like Goyal to obtain.

This is despite the fact that the group has collected 100 per cent villa cost from 356 buyers, 95 per cent villa cost from 300 buyers and the remaining buyers have paid more than 80 to 90 per cent of the villa cost.

The Completion Certificate is important for homeowners because most apartments that are being given for possession, do not have proper water connection yet and are running on power back up. The Home buyers state that they will stir up further protests if proper clarifications are not given to them by builders about the delay in procurement of occupancy certificates.

“Until the builders procure completion certificates, the possession of the apartment is only ornamental because the house is not really yours. I have made all the payments but I am yet to get completion certificates. The association have been urging buyers to not take possession of houses without completion certificates, but we the buyers have been paying rent and loan instalments together for so long, that we are left with no other option of taking possession so as to get some financial relief,” said Gaurav Srivastav, member of Amrapali Leisure Valley Villa Social Welfare Society.

Last year in May, the builders had promised that they would complete and hand over 100 villas every month with all the fixtures and fittings stated in the agreement but even by February, nothing seems to have moved.

“There are more than 850 villas in this apartment but only 80 have been completed so far and that too without proper fittings and water supply. The process is getting delayed more and more. We want a fast and proper solution from our builders on this,” said Vinod Menon, owner of a villa in the Amrapali Leisure Valley project. Amrapali is in heavy debt owing money to Noida and Greater Noida authorities. Most of its projects are yet to be completed. The buyers say that they now fear that Amrapali Managing Director Anil Sharma may try to leave the country.

Despite several attempts, Amrapali Managing Director Anil Sharma was not available for comment.

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