They claim to complete the first phase of the project by Sept-10. I have been reading the media articles that around 250 units are booked on the very first week of opening. The price at 1998/sqf- Superbuilt up area. Is this worth buying ? Has anyone booked the flat here ? Learnt that Lodha is a reputed builder.
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  • Originally Posted by btbella
    Hi Prem,
    firstly i would strongly recommend to stay away from CB and Lodha projects, to know why -you can simply go through the various post on this forum or google for palava city, you will get your answer.
    secondly to answer your question, as per the agreement imposed by the builder, its not possible to resale, until the builder allows :)


    Hi btbella,

    i feels its right policy adopted by Lodha..Reason is to keep investors away from project. you can definately sell flat once project is completed but cant sell still project in going on.

    it keeps short time investors away and stop unwanted pricehike due to shortage of supply.
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  • Originally Posted by premck1975
    Hi,

    I want to buy flat in casa bella.

    Is it possible to buy flat on resale.


    Prem


    Wait till Feb 13, resale may be possible after possession:(, which is in progress.
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  • Possession of flat in casabella, majestica

    This possession has been delayed by almost 18 months and still LODHA is not sure about the actual date of possession .Lodha is delaying the possession due to their own reason, now they are coming with the reason about non availability of row material and manpower,this is not the excuse should not be given by reputed builder like Lodha. I would like to know from a member who has been given interest due to delay in possession.It is my life time saving which is now in stake.
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  • CIVIC GOVERNANCE TAX - Has anyone got this demand from Lodha???
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    Did anyone get a letter about "Civic governance tax"? We got a letter stating that we would need to pay around Rs. 30,000+ (for 1BHK) at the time of possession for this. They also stated in the letter that since this was not mentioned in our agreement, this tax will be free for us for the first 2-3 years after possession and after that we need to pay this amount for every 3 years. So at the time of possession we need to pay the amount (which they say is for the next to next 3 years) and there will be a penalty if not paid as usual.

    The description for this tax is given as follow: "since we will be having facilities like hospital, school, gardens etc to maintain these we have to pay this tax"

    Now, my questions are:
    1. Is this something in line with government rules/tax? Or something invented by Lodha, just to accumulate money which they are falling short of?
    2. 60,000 (since we have 2 1BHK flats) for 3 years is quite a amount and we should be informed about this during our agreement. This being free for the first 3 years does not help as it will be a ongoing expense for us in the future
    3. Why should we pay this even before anything is constructed? I am sure that at the time of possession of my flat (in the next 1 year), school, mall, hospital construction would even have started. So why pay now?
    4. Lodha should have known that building such a huge project with all this facilities would take all this money, he should have thought about this when he was advertising these features. Now he cannot put these expenses on us.
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  • Civic Governance Charges

    Dear All,

    This CGC has forced me to enter into this forum again. I have apch CBG CC with certain queries in writing raising the ques on validity of such charges pronounced akin to "taxes".

    fwg is letter

    Mr Naren Bosmia
    Relationship Manager
    Customer Care, Casa Bella Gold
    Lodha Dwellers Pvt Ltd
    Lodha Excelus, NM Joshi Marg
    Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400 011



    CLARIFICATION ON CIVIC GOVERNANCE CHARGES IN RESPECT OF FLAT NO xxxxxxxxxxxx/CASA BELLA GOLD OF xxxxxxxxxxxxx


    1. Ref:-
    (a) Your letter no Nil dt 23 May 2012 on the subject.

    (b) Teleconversation of undersigned with Mr Naren Bosmia on 02 Jun 2012.

    (c) Para No 36 of Agreement of Sale in respect of ibid property between undersigned and Lodha Dwellers Pvt Ltd.
    2. As per para 36 of the builder-buyer sale agreement of the Flat No xxxxxxxxxxx/CBG herein ref as ‘property’, the undersigned is not liable to pay the so called “Civic Governance Charges”.
    3. The property was purchased on the pretext and reliance that the surrounding, amenities etc will be there in the township. The price of the flat itself encompass all the so called value added survices. So charging all the new charges at this juncture will be against the agreement and amounts to violation of the same.
    4. You are requested to furnish following details:-
    (a) Legal standing of the “CIVIC GOVERNANCE CHARGES” and how this term has been coined by private builders which confuses the buyer as akin to “Taxes”.
    (b) On what basis these have been calculated.
    (c) All the amenities are part of Second and Third Schedule of Agreement of Sale Page no 61, 62 and 63. The mere fact that the buyer is getting these amenities and virtually paying for these as part of the flat cost will obviate the need of such new charges wrapped under heavy terminology.
    (d) Whenever any buyer book a property he is not only paying for flat actual cost (land share and construction charges) but he is paying additionally for the builder reputation, brand name, amenities, good surrounding, security aspects etc, otherwise no body will purchase as flat as single entitiy.
    5. In view of the above it is requested that the necessary steps pl be taken to rectify the same.

    Sd/xxx
    Note: No reply has been recd so far from them .
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  • Thanks Kaushik for this information, and its good to know that someone is opposing to it. But with all this effort we are not sure if Lodha will come back on it. I think if all of us send the above similar letter to them it wont have any effect.
    The following post on the Pallava city site suggests that it may be a one-time cost but we are not sure:
    http://www.palavacity.com/forum/11-casa-bella-gold/2072-civic-governance-charges.html?limit=6&start=6#2445
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  • Please approve my login in palavacity.com-RANJITBHAI, I have booked my flat in Majectica, casbella, flat no- E303
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  • How to chack the list of members in casabell- Majectica , wing wise
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  • when they are offering posession? what's resale rate?
    Kindly share....
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  • Civic Governance Charges

    Dear all, I have approached Lodha for CGC but no reply. today I have fwd fwg letter as last reminder

    Mr Naren Bosmia
    Relationship Manager
    Customer Care, Casa Bella Gold
    Lodha Dwellers Pvt Ltd
    Lodha Excelus, NM Joshi Marg
    Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400 011




    FINAL REMINDER:
    CLARIFICATION ON CIVIC GOVERNANCE CHARGES IN RESPECT OF FLAT NO xxxxxx/PLATINA/CASA BELLA GOLD OF xxxxxxxxx

    1. Ref:-
    (a) Your letter no Nil dt 23 May 2012 on the subject.

    (b) Teleconversation of undersigned with Mr Naren Bosmia on 02 Jun 2012 and thereafter on two occasions.

    (c) Undersigned letter no xxxxxxxxx dt 02 Jun 2012 (Copy att).

    2. Inspite of repeated follow ups on the subject with Mr Naren Bosmia of your firm, no progress has been made in the case. It is requested to kindly clarify the issue at earliest.
    3. In case of non-receipt of any reply on this subject within 10 days, it would be assumed by undersigned that your original initimation letter no Nil dt 23 May on the subject be treated as null and void. Undersigned will not be liable for any payment on this subject in future.

    Sd/xxx
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  • How is the Financial strength of this Builder....
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  • Not sure cos Lodha has been buying land banks ar exhorbitant prices - NCP at 4500cr, Lower Parel at 2700 cr etc - well i am sure he will have WCapital issues...unless he off-loads inventory at same pace...i think his modus operandi now is to get 40% (of flat cost) from customers ASAP to cover the construction cost. the rest 60% is the profit for him to enjoy till the completion of the project say 6-7 yrs from now.
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  • State plans common 125-hectare dumping ground in Shilphata

    This is a serious threat to the entire project and can ruin the entire area. we need to oppose this tooth and nail if this "heinous plan" is true. I have copy pasted it from Palava City. Please verify it.

    www.mumbaimirror.com/article/2/201207202...und-near-Kalyan.html

    The residents of Deonar, Mulund, Kanjurmarg and Thane may soon be able to heave a sigh of relief, and not fall sick doing so. The State Urban Development Department is planning to set up a common dumping ground for the entire Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) at Shil Phata near Kalyan on a 125-hectare land, and is considering a proposal of decommissioning the existing dumping grounds.

    The announcement was made by Minister of state for Urban Development Bhaskar Jadhav at the state legislative council on Thursday.

    Mumbai generates around 6,500 metric tonnes of garbage per day. There are five dumping ground in the entire region - three in Mumbai and one each in Kalyan and Thane. But with the sites situated close to residential areas, they posed a serious health hazard to those living in the neighbourhood. There are also allegations that the private contractors operating these sites are not following the proper scientific norms to destroy the garbage.

    Also, with the city's main dumping site Deonar far exceeding its capacity, which is 5,500 metric tonnes, and the one at Kanjurmarg facing strong opposition from residents, a new dumping site has been long overdue. Shil Phata is on NH-4 and connects Dombivli, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, making it a suitable site for a common dumping ground.

    On Thursday, Nationalist Congress Party MLC Hemant Takle, through a calling attention motion in the state legislative council, raised concerns over the Kanjurmarg dumping ground. "The state did not follow the rules laid down by the Central and state pollution control boards while setting up this dumping ground. Norms are being violated by contractors, leading to people from Vikroli, Bhandup, Nahur, Powai and Ghatkopar taking ill," Takle said.

    Responding to Takle's motion, Minister of State for Urban Development Bhaskar Jadhav agreed that garbage disposal has been a big problem over the years. "Nobody wants dumping grounds in their neighbourhood. To resolve this issue we are planning to declare zone surrounding dumping grounds as non-residential areas in the next development plan. We also plant to set up a common dumping ground on a 125 hectare plot of land in Shil Phata near Kalyan for the MMR region," Jadhav said.

    He also said that the all dumping sites are ensuring that garbage is being destroyed as per rules. "If members feel that norms are not being followed, then an all-party delegation can visit the site next week," Jadhav told the council.
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  • We should immediately speak to Lodha and also try to find out if the government is actually planning this. You can't imagine how worst it will get if it is true. THIS IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR US. If needed, we should even march to the state assembly or do something outrageous to stop this. This will ruin the dream of thousands of families who have invested in any of the CASA projects. But let us first speak to Lodha through our association first. Please take this seriously everyone.

    Originally Posted by debanaishi
    This is a serious threat to the entire project and can ruin the entire area. we need to oppose this tooth and nail if this "heinous plan" is true. I have copy pasted it from Palava City. Please verify it.

    www.mumbaimirror.com/article/2/201207202...und-near-Kalyan.html

    The residents of Deonar, Mulund, Kanjurmarg and Thane may soon be able to heave a sigh of relief, and not fall sick doing so. The State Urban Development Department is planning to set up a common dumping ground for the entire Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) at Shil Phata near Kalyan on a 125-hectare land, and is considering a proposal of decommissioning the existing dumping grounds.

    The announcement was made by Minister of state for Urban Development Bhaskar Jadhav at the state legislative council on Thursday.

    Mumbai generates around 6,500 metric tonnes of garbage per day. There are five dumping ground in the entire region - three in Mumbai and one each in Kalyan and Thane. But with the sites situated close to residential areas, they posed a serious health hazard to those living in the neighbourhood. There are also allegations that the private contractors operating these sites are not following the proper scientific norms to destroy the garbage.

    Also, with the city's main dumping site Deonar far exceeding its capacity, which is 5,500 metric tonnes, and the one at Kanjurmarg facing strong opposition from residents, a new dumping site has been long overdue. Shil Phata is on NH-4 and connects Dombivli, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, making it a suitable site for a common dumping ground.

    On Thursday, Nationalist Congress Party MLC Hemant Takle, through a calling attention motion in the state legislative council, raised concerns over the Kanjurmarg dumping ground. "The state did not follow the rules laid down by the Central and state pollution control boards while setting up this dumping ground. Norms are being violated by contractors, leading to people from Vikroli, Bhandup, Nahur, Powai and Ghatkopar taking ill," Takle said.

    Responding to Takle's motion, Minister of State for Urban Development Bhaskar Jadhav agreed that garbage disposal has been a big problem over the years. "Nobody wants dumping grounds in their neighbourhood. To resolve this issue we are planning to declare zone surrounding dumping grounds as non-residential areas in the next development plan. We also plant to set up a common dumping ground on a 125 hectare plot of land in Shil Phata near Kalyan for the MMR region," Jadhav said.

    He also said that the all dumping sites are ensuring that garbage is being destroyed as per rules. "If members feel that norms are not being followed, then an all-party delegation can visit the site next week," Jadhav told the council.
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