'I want to renovate my flat, but a family is hindering work'

31 May,2010 07:31 AM IST |   |  Vinod Sampat

All your issues regarding housing societies -- your neighbour creating unnecessary trouble in society decisions, or your problems with the secretary -- answered by our expert


All your issues regarding housing societies -- your neighbour creating unnecessary trouble in society decisions, or your problems with the secretary -- answered by our expert

I have recently purchased a flat and have also received permission from the society to carry out internal renovation. But the family occupying the flat below me is not allowing me to carry out any renovation stating that the noise is disturbing them. I was ready to get the work done during timings convenient to them, but they are adamant. What rights do I have as I wish to complete my renovation peacefully? -- The Kinis
The repairs proposed to be carried out by you are tenantable repairs for which permission from the BMC isu00a0 not required. I would advise you to obtain the written consent from your society.

If the neighbours do not listen to your bonafide submissions, you may continue with your repair work. If they create obstacles, you should issue them a legal notice with a copy marked to the police.

I am an NRI and I purchased a flat nine months ago, but I*ve not received the possession letter. Payment from my bank was delayed by three months for which I*ve paid compensation. The builder now wants me to return the flat. Is it advisable to do so?u00a0 Is it possible to issue a legal notice to claim possession of the flat? -- Ashok Divakaran
Once the builder accepts money from you than he is duty-bound to deliver theu00a0 possession of the flat. I am sure that you must have paid the stamp duty and registered the agreement with the authorities. If the builder does not budge, you should issue a legal notice informing him that if he will not comply with the terms of the agreement then you will approach the consumer courts as well as the police.

(Having regards to the complexities of the facts, parties should recheck the advise with their lawyers. The paper or the persons giving the information are in no way liable for the answers given to the readers.)

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