The Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum held a developer, Sharwan Bagaria, liable for deficiency of services and asked him to pay Rs5 lakh for lapse in services to a home-buyer, Sherpal Singh.
The home-buyer claimed that he had booked a row house with the builder. Mr Singh had paid Mr Bagaria an advance of Rs1.5 lakh but the builder did not give him a copy of the agreement. Due to this, Mr Singh couldn’t get a loan from the bank. ‘’As I did not get a loan, I cancelled the booking. But Mr Bagaria did not refund my token amount. Then I decided to knock on the doors of the Forum,’’ said Mr Singh.
The Forum, headed by president Umesh Jhavalikar and another member ND Kadam, concluded that the builder must pay the buyer a compensation of Rs5 lakh and also refund the advance amount of Rs1.5 lakh.