Thane : The Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum (TDCRF) has held a builder guilty of providing deficient services and ordered him to provide requisite documents to a housing society as well as pay it a compensation of Rs 50,000.

In their order issued on Monday, Forum president Umesh Jhavalikar and member N D Kadam said Mukund Balu Keni of Mandar Construction, who is also a NCP corporator, failed to provide the requisite documents to the Myuresh Park Co-operative Housing Society at Kharigaon in Kalwa town of Thane, which posed several problems to the society.
In its complaint, the society told the forum that the builder, who had developed the premises, had not provided the documents related to the land, nor had he given the completion and occupation certificate and transfer documents.
In its petition, the society made a demand for the documents and also compensation of Rs 1,200 per day, besides Rs 3 lakh as compensation and Rs 50,000 towards legal expenses.
Keni, in his submission, told the forum that there were other societies on the said plot and the issue of development planned road was being resolved with the TMC and meanwhile, he had already provided the certified copies of certain documents to the society.
However, the forum rejected his submissions and held that the builder was duty-bound to provide the original documents and get the formalities completed, which he had not done, and hence there was a clear cut deficiency in service.
They ordered the builder to hand over and provide the requisite documents to the society within three months, failing which he will have to pay penalty of Rs 500 per day of
delay, till it is provided.
The builder was also ordered to pay Rs 50,000 to the society for trouble and legal expenses within three months, else pay interest at 9 per cent per annum till realisation.

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