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Builder fined Rs 10, 000 asked to return Rs 5L for delaying work

Comments Off on Builder fined Rs 10, 000 asked to return Rs 5L for delaying work   |   December 18, 2013    01:35pm   |Contributed by manoja

CHENNAI: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (south) has directed a builder to return 5 lakh collected from a woman to construct a house. The builder delayed the construction work even after collecting the amount from the woman. The forum also fined the builder 10,000 for not completing the work within the stipulated period.

R Vasanthi, a resident of Ekkattuthangal , said she had entered into a contract with a realtor, DA Terry Rockland, to construct a residential house measuring 1,780sqft. The builder had to construct the house within eight months for 10 lakh which was to be paid at various stages of construction. She alleged that though she had paid the amount, the builder completed just 40% of the work. She issued a legal notice to DA Terry Rockland for a refund. When she failed to get a reply, Vasanthi moved the district forum.

In the counter, DA Terry Rockland said the actual measurement of the building was undertaken after completion of work and payment was to be made on the basis of actual measurement. As Vasanthi failed to make the payments according to the terms of the contract, the project was delayed. Further, during the construction, she had asked for various additional structures and refused to pay for them. As much as 85% of the construction had been completed , and as there was a breach of the contract , the contentions of Vasanthi were not sustainable, the builder said.

Abench comprising president V Gopal and member L Deenadayalan cited the report of advocate commissioner who was appointed to inspect the work. The report said 72% of the work had been completed. However,there was deficiency in service as the builder had not completed the work according to the agreement.

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