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  Choices for Homebuyers if Developers Fail to Give Possession

The Supreme Court, in the recent case of Experion Developers Pvt. Ltd. Versus Sushma Ashok Shiroor, decided on 7th April 2022 took a very liberal view in favour of home buyers who invested their hard earned money in a developers’ project but did not get possession within the stipulated time. Read more

2021 In Review: Landmark judgments by the Supreme Court

Leading cases decided by the honourable Supreme Court in the year 2021 are going to be remembered as benchmark judgments in the evolution of consumer jurisprudence. Read more

Builder to pay additional taxes to Corporation on behalf of Home buyers

It’s a common grievance of home buyers that builder fails to complete the construction work including amenities as per plan and agreed terms. Read more

The Bombay High Court upheld the Constitutional validity of the Real Estate Law 2016

Estate (Regulation and Development) Act – A bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice RG Ketkar passed the judgment after hearing all parties in the matter and upheld the provisions of the new Act that came into effect on May 1, 2017.   Read more

Supreme Court strikes down condition in CBSE policy to consider marks scored in the later test

Sukriti Gupta & others case had come up before the Supreme court in the year 2021 in which a number of Class 12 students had filed petition to permit the class 12 students to opt for retaining marks of their previous exams in case they get less marks in improvement exams.   Read more

Supreme Court asks for impact study of Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Inaction of the governments in appointing president and members/staff of districts and state consumer disputes redressal commission and inadequate infrastructure across India has led Supreme Court to direct centre to conduct legislative impact study of Consumer Protection Act 2019. Read more

National Commission nullified builders sale agreement on not handing over timely possession

If a builder is unable to give possession of a flat within the agreed time, then he is liable to pay interest to the purchaser until the handover, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCRDC) ordered Runwal Homes to hand over a 1,215-square-foot Nahur flat to a Kemp’s Corner family and also pay them around Rs 69 lakh interest on the amount paid so far. Read more

Developer can’t push the apartment buyers to be in unreasonable contract

With this new verdict there will be much clarity and a sigh of relief among the homebuyers/consumers. However, what it actually brings to the table for a common man aka consumer examines our legal expert Ankur Saha. Read more

Supreme Court strikes down condition in CBSE policy to consider marks scored in the later test

Sukriti Gupta & others case had come up before the Supreme court in the year 2021 in which a number of  Class 12  students had filed petition to permit the class 12 students to opt for retaining marks of their previous exams in case they get less marks in improvement exams. Read more

The Bombay High Court upheld the Constitutional validity of the Real Estate Law 2016

Estate (Regulation and Development) Act – A bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice RG Ketkar passed the judgment after hearing all parties in the matter and upheld the provisions of the new Act that came into effect on May 1, 2017. Read more

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