New Delhi: Simplifying the process for home buyers of complaining against the builder, Supreme Court ordered on Tuesday that home buyers can directly approach the national consumer disputes Redressal commission (NCDRC) by forming a registered association, which will remove the multiplicity of cases for state and national consumer forums and save the time and money of homebuyers.
This remarkable decision of the apex court will help in making the judiciary process faster in real estate cases by dismissing the multiplicity of cases against builders and will help the national consumer forum to solve the case much faster.
Many of registered associations of home buyers are already running and fighting against the builders for their rights and this step by the Supreme Courts of India gives more power to them
Amrapali Sapphire Flat Buyers Welfare Association’s complaint on behalf of multiple buyers was challenged by the developer in court, objecting the right of consumer association to file a complaint. The apex court observed that it is the grievances of homebuyers that need to be looked into, informed Sahil Sethi, senior associate at law firm Saikrishna & Associates, who represented the Association.
“The apex court did not entertain our appeals and dismissed the same. We will be continuing the proceedings in NCDRC,” said Rakesh Kumar, advocate representing Amrapali Sapphire Developer.