Homebuyers of NBCC Heights, a residential housing society in Sector 89 of Gurugram, seem to be in mood to attend the meeting called by the developer next week. The buyers who are mostly central government employees, allege it is a plot to placate them as the builder has greatly reduced the balcony size of the flats and used substandard material for windows and doors. The buyers are also aggrieved over the continued non-allotment of the papers of their flats for the past three years.
NBCC Heights is a residential apartment project that began in 2011, initially exclusively for central government employees. The realtor is none other than National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC), a public sector company.
Over 100 buyers from Gurugram, Delhi and different parts of country had come to the city last month to meet the officials of NBCC and deliberate on the matter. “The meeting ended inconclusively and we weren’t satisfied. This time we may not even attend the meeting,” said a buyer. “I received a letter calling for a luncheon meeting on December 24. We suspect this is meant for pacifying us. But we won’t be agreeing to them this time around,” said Pramod Kumar Juneja, a buyer.
Residents had protested against the company last month as well alleging it had deferred the payment of instalments for two years and then suddenly in October 2017, issued notice to pay the remaining instalment within one month failing which 12% interest would be levied on buyers. “We were shocked after we inspected the projects,” said Juneja.
“They had promised us that windows and door would be made of weather resistant polymer, but when we checked, they were made of normal aluminium. Besides, they have also reduced the size of our balconies by 50 sqft each. For instance in my case, I was supposed to have a balcony of the area of 1780 sqft but they are giving me only 1730 sqft and justifying it stating that 5 % deviation was legal as per terms and conditions,” he added.
Buyers also alleged that the project had only 15 sqft of swimming pool. “We are going to be over 400 families living there and the pool is so small that it will get crammed by only by half-a-dozen people. It is not a pool it is an eye wash.” Ranbir Singh Redhu, another buyer, said.