Die for A class builders,read below story..SOBHA encroached a lake new bellandur and constructed apartments.Now BBBMP is demolishing it after giving OC.
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  • Upscale area sees JCBs cutting through their buildings; 87 flat owners to file a cheating case against developer

    For what may be the first time in Bangalore's real estate history, around 87 flat owners of Sobha Garnet have decided to file a cheating case against the developers, Sobha, 14 years after taking possession of their apartments. The decision came after the Bangalore Urban district administration on Tuesday carried out a partial demolition of the apartment allegedly constructed on the Iblur lakebed.

    Sobha Garnet, a ground + seven floors apartment complex, has been under existence since the year 2001-02, 9 kms away from MG Road. Flat owners' association president Ashok Ramaswamy alleged that they had been kept in the dark about a legal battle between the developers and the state government.

    Bangalore district incharge minister Ramalinga Reddy told Bangalore Mirror: "The apartments have been built on encroached lakebed land by the developers. A resurvey by the Assistant Commissioner was also done, the encroachment has been confirmed. The Tehsildar has gone for demolition after the Lokayukta served a notice on him asking him why no action has been taken. He has to follow orders.''

    Ramaswamy said: ''We bought flats by spending our hard-earned money. Sobha Developers never informed us about the alleged encroachment of the lake land. BBMP has also issued 'A' Khata and the town planning department has also given us the occupancy certificate, then how can we have encroached the lake land.''

    Another flat owner Manjula Senthil said: "The developer has cheated us. Officials cann ot just demolish a part of the apartment. Officials came this morning and pasted the notice on our compound wall. This is not the way to treat tax-payers."

    Chowdegowda, BBMP additional director, Town Planning, said: '' We issue the plan sanction based on the availability of 'A' Khata and later on, occupancy certificate for constructing without deviating from the sanctioned plan. Town planning officials cannot be held responsible for issuing an occupancy certificate for the allegedly encroached lake land by Sobha Developers.'' he officials responsible.''

    Bangalore urban deputy commissioner's office Tashildar (enforcement) Chudamani said, " On Tuesday, around 18 acre of lake land worth Rs 15 crore has been recovered.''

    Bangalore South Tahsildar B R Dayanand said, "Everything has been carried out according to the law. The present outer ring road is itself on lake land, but the then cabinet decided to take up the road work. "

    On January 18, 2013, the then Bangalore South Tahsildar had issued orders for recovering lake land, but the process was kept in abeyance. On February 19 this year, Dayanand issued the fresh recovering order which was executed on March 4.

    Dayanand said, "Iblur village survey No 36 is a genuine lake land. Two people, Harish Krishna and Papanna, had encroached 81 gunta, while Jacob had encroached 4 gunta, Rajesh Babu 3/4 gunta, Sun City developers 4 gunta, Sobha Developers 4 gunta, Pujari Krishnappa 12 gunta, Flower school 1 gunta, and another person Narasa Reddy has also encroached some land.''

    Sobha maintained that their apartment was legal, based on a Plan Sanction bearing P.S/EM/TA-3/E/02-1999-2000, dated 17.11.1999 and an Occupancy Certificate bearing No. BDA/EM/TA-3/T-101/2002-03 dated 05.03.2003 issued by the Bangalore Development Authority. They accused the tashildar of not complying with the orders of the High Court as also the Asst Commissioner. ''Without hearing the owners or providing them with the Survey Report, the tahsildar has pasted a notice dated March 1, 2014.' ' a Sobha representative aid.

    Usha Radhakrishnan, a flat owner, said: ''The developer kept us in the dark. The association has decided to take up a legal battle against them.''
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  • Each 2bhk costs 80Lakhs + in that area :D
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  • So what does this mean? Even getting an OC is of no point? Would a good lawyer have been able to find out if the land was encroached? The Government is bloody ridiculous.
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  • That's India for us.. Never ending mystery and even after spending crores , no respect and no solace.. Keep on giving problem to good citizens.. So Sad..
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  • Originally Posted by red liner
    So what does this mean? Even getting an OC is of no point? Would a good lawyer have been able to find out if the land was encroached? The Government is bloody ridiculous.


    The answer to your question is in the above article itself: "Chowdegowda, BBMP additional director, Town Planning, said: We issue the plan sanction based on the availability of 'A' Khata and later on, occupancy certificate for constructing without deviating from the sanctioned plan. Town planning officials cannot be held responsible for issuing an occupancy certificate for the allegedly encroached lake land by Sobha Developers.''

    Totally sad situation for end-users. The builders made their money, even the investors would have offloaded all their units by now and the only one suffering will be the end-users. No such tension for people staying on rent though, they can easily rent another apartment.
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  • Bad news. Was there any notice in advance?
    and why the heading pointing only to Shobha?
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  • Builders & investors made money, the Govt officials got their bribes & now end user is left to die.
    We pay so much tax for property registration, for what ?
    Poor buyers always become 'Bakras'. We have TRAI for small thing like DTH & cell phone services, but nothing for real estate.
    Just shows the priority of Govt. They are not bothered about people but only want to milk them as much as possible. Why no real estate regulator in place ?? Junk Govt, no wonder naxalites are becoming more powerful every passing day.
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  • apparently there is 4 guntas (arround 4000 sq. ft.) of land encroached and a portion of the compound wall is going to be raised. I presume the end user can relax a bit now.....
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  • came to know that Sobha resident got OC for apartment, not for land share or entire area so need to fight for couple of yrs
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  • Why do people buy under-construction flats ?
    If people buy ready possession flats with OC/CC in place, almost 80% of issues will not be there. Wonder why buyers like to get feel of price appreciation without looking at rent amount + interest paid + service tax for under-constro projects, delayed possession & all the headache which comes for free.
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  • Originally Posted by ramubeta
    came to know that Sobha resident got OC for apartment, not for land share or entire area so need to fight for couple of yrs


    This is news to me! So there's an additional OC to get for the undivided share of land as well? How do you go about getting one?
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  • Originally Posted by realacres
    Why do people buy under-construction flats ?
    If people buy ready possession flats with OC/CC in place, almost 80% of issues will not be there. Wonder why buyers like to get feel of price appreciation without looking at rent amount + interest paid + service tax for under-constro projects, delayed possession & all the headache which comes for free.


    I hope you went through the entire thread before commenting, this is a 12 year old apartment with OC and A khata :)
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  • Tahsildar & Politicians are Greedy

    I pity the owners and the developers....As these govt workers (tahsildar) don't produce the order copy to the residents or to the developers as they would have the fear (owners and the developers would get a stay order from High Court). Also they are huge political pressure on them to get the buildings demolished to prove a certain point for their remarkable duty done.
    Off-late they was an incident were one of the tahsildar and his fellow partners were caught red handed in some bribe issue by some kannada news channel and this was later compromised by some political person which was not brought to the limelight of common people.
    As far as the politicians they have constructed commercial buildings on residential zone example (HSR Layout and Koramangala) also those properties are not registered under their names. There are few cases which are been pending against them in the High Court and has not moved any further from past 10 years
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  • Originally Posted by realacres
    Why do people buy under-construction flats ?
    If people buy ready possession flats with OC/CC in place, almost 80% of issues will not be there. Wonder why buyers like to get feel of price appreciation without looking at rent amount + interest paid + service tax for under-constro projects, delayed possession & all the headache which comes for free.


    Hi realacres,

    whats your opinion about under-construction flats if thats a second flat and from reputed builder like Sobha/Prestige. Except service tax and possibility of slightly delayed possession, what would be the negatives ? Or even then, ready to occupy is better ?

    Thanks...
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