The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directed a builder, Nilesh Patel, to pay Rs8.3 lakh for a four-year delay in handing over redeveloped property to a Mulund resident, Bhikanrao Kulkarni.
In 1997, Nilesh Patel signed a deal with Mr Kulkarni to redevelop his 2,000 sq ft property and hand it over in two years. Due to the delay, Mr Patel agreed to pay Mr Kulkarni Rs15,000 for every extra month. He handed over the property in 2003. The Commission said that Mr Patel had breached the deal conditions but there was no deficiency of service. “There is inordinate delay in giving out the developed property for which the complainant suffered mental pain and agony,” the Commission said.