Dr. N.Y. Kachawalla vs. The Orbit Corporation Limited (Consumer Complaint No. 321 of 2013)
Nowadays, when a construction of a housing project is delayed, the builders avoid and sometimes even refuse to refund the purchaser's own money. In above recent judgment the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ruled that once the foundation stone was laid, there cannot be any excuse for delaying construction. A flat purchaser cannot be made to wait for years for a roof over his head, and to suffer for the builder's inaction, negligence and passivity. It was further held that in case of delay of possession, one can claim a refund along with interest.