EMAAR MGF LAND LIMITED - ESPLANADE CHENNAI CHANGING THE MASTER PLAN WITHOUT INFORMING THE BUYERS
The builder who came up with a project called "ESPLANADE" in Tondiarpet, Chennai, India originally promised to build 536 flats of premium class in 24 towers of four floors each spread over an area of approximate 14 acres.
Approximate cost of each flat was around 58 to 65 lacs. The original CMDA (plan) approval was also for the above said flats and towers. During the month of January 2010 they came out with an advertisement about "THE AVENUES" by which they plan to modify the original master plan of ESPLANADE and construct more than 536 flats by increasing the floors from four to seven and also earmarking another around 2 acres for future development. This modification will result in number of flats being increased to around 750 if the future development area is also constructed for dwelling units. More over the builder has least bothered to communicate to the existing customers about the modification who have invested their hard earned money on the belief that the builder will deliver as per the promise.
I now request the consumer redressal committee to stop them from proceeding with the modifications to their original master plan and also issue instructions to the CMDA not to accord permission to modify the original master plan.
I bought an apartment from emaar-Mgf in 2007. I was given a 7% discount if i paid upfront. The completion date given was 2009. We are now coming up to 2011 and there is very little progress on the site and on top of this i ventured in as a new client on my recent trip and was offered 13% discount if i purchased a flat. i then explained that i have already bought one and how come they are offering further discounts to new purchasers whilst the old ones have been left to rot. a Mr M Kaura said he will look into it and come back to me. It has been some 3 months and some 15 emails and the net result is that they can give me a further discount if i buy a new flat but cant upgrade me to a larger flat. I explained that if i had kept some 50 lakh in my account for three years then i cound have now purchased 2 apartments rather than sqabble over gaining an extra bathroom. The customer service is frankly appalling. I wonder if anybody else has had a similar experiance and if they have managed to get anything out of them. I would never buy anything from them if i had known this is how they would behave.
I've made a booking with 'The Avenues' and its been more than 6 odd months and I don't get a convincing response from EmaarMGF on the status of approvals. Every time I inquire they keep buying time. I have paid 15% of the flat value as advance and that money lies in their hand for no justifiable reason. Anyone with a similar experience here?
Emaar MGF, directors booked for allotting plots without licence
Chandigarh, May 23 A Case of cheating has been registered against EMAAR MGF Land Limited, New Delhi and its 13 directors. The FIR was registered on April 9 at Police Station Connaught Place, District Central.
The complainant, Advocate S R Mehta, claimed that the company had caused losses to him by committing criminal breach of trust, cheating and fraud as part of a pre-planned conspiracy.
Mehta stated that he had applied for a residential plot by depositing a cheque of Rs 8 lakh in response to an advertisement given by the company.
EMAAR MGF, however, did not have any valid clearance for allotment of residential plots under the said project.
So it could not get the said cheques encashed.
But the company allotted the priority number, 1621, to Mehta for allotment of a plot in Sector 105, Mohali Hills Project on a first-come-first-serve basis as already advertised.
On a subsequent offer by the company, Mehta applied for a 300 square yard plot on the said priority number and handed over a cheque of Rs 10,35,000 at the company’s Connaught Place office.
Mehta claimed that instead of allotting him a plot in Sector 105, the company gave him a plot in Sector 109. Mehta claimed that this amounted to cheating since the plot was arbitrarily allotted causing him wrongful
An FIR was registered on directions of the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House, New Delhi.
Those who have been named in the FIR are: Emaar MGF Limited, New Delhi, and company directors Sharavan Gupta, Siddharth Gupta Ahmed Jamal Jawa, Hussain Ahmed Dhaen Al Qemzi, Low Ping, Siddharth Sareen, Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai, Pradip Kumar Khaitan, Aman Mehta, Kiran Sharadchandra Karnik, Om Prakash Vaish, Ram Charan and Parminder Singh Sehgal.
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed leading realtor Emmar MGF Land Pvt Ltd to refund Rs 20.70 lakh each to a Panchkula couple, besides paying a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to them, and has termed the company’s act of enhancing the rates of the plots allotted to them from Rs 10,000 to Rs 11,500 per sq yard as an “unfair trade practice”.
The couple, Yash Paul and Lata Singla, in separate complaints had stated that they had submitted applications for the allotment of residential plots in “Mohali hills” in Sector 105 at a basic price of Rs 10,000 per square yard in 2005 and had paid a booking amount of the Rs 6 lakh each. Subsequently, they paid more instalments totalling Rs 20.70 lakh each.
They claimed that in 2007, the developer revised the allotment rate from Rs 10,000 to Rs 11,500 per square yard and allotted them a plot in Sector 109, Mohali, instead of Sector 105, for which they had invested the money.
In its reply, the company denied the allegation and claimed that they had not asked for any booking amount and the same was charged by certain property dealers who were promoting their sales. They also claimed that they issued legal notices to all such property dealers.
Defending the allotment of the plot in Sector 109, the company said no commitment was made for allotment in Sector 105. The complainant counted the argument by stating that there was no mention of Sectors 108 and 109 in the advanced registration form and the Punjab government had only cleared Sector 105 for development.
The commission observed that notices issued to the property dealers were not in order as neither the postal receipts nor the acknowledgements were placed on record. Taking note of advertisement given in various newspapers regarding pre-launch of plots by the company. The commission stated, “It appears that these notices have been introduced by the opposite party to make a defence in papers only to avoid penalty. But one thing is certain that pre-launch registration had been started by the company.”
The commission also did not find any merit in the argument for changing sector and held that till September 2006, the company had not received permission for change of land use in Sectors 108 or 109 by the Punjab government. Therefore, they could not book a plot in these sectors.
Not only this, they have not even started their project in Mohal in near Chandigarh despite collecting from me 95% money in advance. There possession dead-line has already crossed and they have not laid a single brick yet. I have now taken them to court for this. After doing all this, I am wondering as to how are these people roaming free and why they have not been locked up to rot behind the bars.
After the free publicity that Emaar MGF has got from the Commonwealth Games Village with faulty plumbing, cracked walls, leaking roofs, water in lifts - only the bravest of the brave will venture into their projects - big name - big marketing, big flop