Homebuyers stage protest, gheraoed Gr Noida CEO’s Office over delay in registry of flats


Scores of homebuyers staged a protest on Wednesday against the builder of high-rise societies over the pending registry of their flats.

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Thousands of homebuyers, who have shifted in their flats, are awaiting registration of their property in Greater Noida (Photo: Abhishek Anand)

Scores of homebuyers staged a protest and gheraoed the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority’s (GNIDA) camp office on Wednesday over the delay in the registry of flats.

Thousands of homebuyers, who have shifted into their flats, are awaiting registration of their property as the authorities are denying registry due to financial dues of the builders.

The President of Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA), Abhishek Kumar, told India Today TV, “We have waited long enough. Now we want the authority to start the registry of flats. We have spent our life’s saving to buy a flat, possession of which has been delayed for years. And now that we have moved into our flats, we don’t even have any property papers.”

Many flat owners have been waiting for the registration of their properties for the last seven to eight years. Despite shifting in their homes, the builder-authority dispute has left them in a lurch.

“If an event, such as a fire or natural calamity, occurs, individuals who do not have a proper registry of the flats will be unable to claim insurance. This is a basic requirement for folks who are spending their entire life savings on buying a house. The builder is not paying its dues to the authorities, hence there is no registration of flats,” said Shailendra Gupta, a Greater Noida West resident.

Despite repeated demands, the authorities have refused to furnish a registry of units where the builder is supposed to pay the authority’s dues.

“We have spent our entire life savings on this flat, and we are living in it without a permit. We can’t even verify that this flat is ours. If this situation persists, we will be obliged to quit paying the maintenance fees,” said Vijay Singh, a resident of Supertech Eco village-1.

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