Shantilal Kataria, president of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), Pune Metro, said cases of illegal constructions happen mostly outside Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits. “There is lack of adequate government machinery to check illegal constructions in gram panchayat areas,” he added.
Kataria said home buyers should consult a good lawyer and a good architect before buying houses. “While buying a flat one must check if the sanction has been provided for a particular floor as well as the flat one is acquiring,” he said.
One should insist on the document, and take a copy of the completion or occupation certificate. The purchaser can enquire with the PMRDA or the town-planning department or respective authorities about the sanction letter, he added.
He also advised caution if credit cooperatives sanction loans, or if they hand out a personal loan instead of an appropriate home loan.
“The fallout of illegal buildings or constructions in a city is severe. Since they are not a part of the original approved building plan, the entire project is effectively rendered structurally unsound,” Anuj Puri, chairman and country head of JLL India, said.
Credits Times of India