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Some don’t pay upkeep fee, maintenance hit: Mayfield Garden residents

The society has around 400 flats, out of which over 50% people are not paying maintenance at present, according to the RWA. Water supply was discontinued a few days back and it was restored only when some of the residents came forward and pooled in some money.

GURUGRAM: Disputes between various groups of residents and non-payment of maintenance charges has emerged as a major problem in several housing societies of Gurgaon, causing disruption of essential services. J-Block of Mayfield Garden in Sector 51 is one such society. The society has around 400 flats, out of which over 50% people are not paying maintenance at present, according to the RWA.

Water supply was discontinued a few days back and it was restored only when some of the residents came forward and pooled in some money. The society’s water and electricity bill dues amount to lakhs. “Those paying maintenance charges regularly have to face problems because of non-payers,” said Ashok Gulia, former president of J-Block RWA.

Commander Satyavir Singh (retd), resident of Mapsko Casa Bella in Sector 82, said delay in payments of maintenance is directly affecting services in their society too. “People like us who are paying it timely suffer if few residents don’t pay on time,” he said. AK Singh, president and CEO of maintenance company Enviro — which is in charge of maintenance of several residential societies in the city — said non-payment of maintenance charges is a big hindrance which impacts quality living.

“Long delays in the payment of maintenance fee is a major obstacle which impacts the overall operations and maintenance of any realty project,” said Rahul Singla, director of Mapsko Group.

Source https://realty.economictimes.indiatimes. com/

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Haryana government asks co-operative societies to put records online

The cooperation department has appealed to the members of the registered housing societies to submit their data for verification by the office of the assistant registrar of cooperative societies.

GURUGRAM: To reduce the number of fraud cases in property purchases, the Haryana government has decided that all records of the housing cooperative societies in the state will be taken online.

The cooperation department has appealed to the members of the registered housing societies to submit their data for verification by the office of the assistant registrar of cooperative societies.

On Wednesday, the additional chief secretary (cooperation department) Sanjeev Kaushal has directed all the registrars in the district and management committees of the housing societies to upload the data on the web portal and finish the verification process at the earliest. The department has argued that it will also help in bringing transparency in the functioning of the societies and help fix accountability.

As per the orders, the members of the cooperative group housing societies will submit their data, including names, ownership documents, photographs, conveyance deeds, to the management committee, which in turn will forward it to the office of assistant registrar of cooperative societies. Thereafter, the data will be uploaded on the portal and a verification process will be initiated by the department.

In December last year, the department had issued a similar circular and this is the third such direction in the past two years.

“The process is very simple and hassle-free and in case people face any issues, they can approach the office of the assistant registrar,” said an official. There are 302 group housing and house building societies in the district and data of over 220 societies have already been uploaded online.

“So far, we have uploaded the data of around 221 societies on the portal. They have been verified and data has been frozen,” said deputy registrar of cooperative societies Satish Rohila, who is in charge of overseeing the exercise in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Palwal, Rewari, and Nuh.

Source realty.economictimes.indiatimes. com

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The Don is back, and he wants to sell you a luxury bungalow

Donald Trump is back, and the Trump Organization will now be building luxury bungalows called Trump Villas along with premium office projects, with India as its top market, per an Economic Times report.

The details: The properties will be developed in partnership with Tribeca, now that the “self-imposed” restrictions against doing business which were in place when Trump was President, have now been lifted.

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  • The company is looking at developing luxury villas along the Mumbai-Pune belt, Chandigarh, and Haryana.
  • They are also in talks to build luxury high-rises in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Noida.
  • In addition, the company has ongoing projects at various stages of completion in Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Gurgaon.
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Asset management firm MPowered acquires 100,000 sq ft in Gurgaon

Asset management firm MPowered, which recently raised $ 21 mn in a pre-series A round from US-based investors, has acquired 100,000 sq ft of commercial space in Gurgaon.

Apart from the acquisition cost, the company has invested Rs 12-15 crore in refurbishing the building into a Grade A asset.

“We have converted this B-grade property into a marketable asset. We plan to operate 500,000 sq ft under this model and will soon acquire 200,000 sq ft in Noida,” said Sudeep Singh, MPowered Founder & CEO.

The company has taken the Gurgaon building at 9+9 years lease.

“This is the right time to acquire an asset and even large PE funds are looking at assets in prime locations. We won’t go for big assets and will acquire Grade B assets in the range of 100,000 sq ft to 300,000 sq ft,” Singh said.

The firm helps property owners convert their real estate investments into chic profit-generating ventures for long-term use.

Under the new service vertical for large companies “Reverse Officing”, MPowered caters to large corporates which are downsizing due to Covid-19.

Company said that the idea is to help these businesses retain their original office address without having to absorb the rental cost for the entire area.

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Gurugram: Property tax not paid, MCG seals 16 plots

GURUGRAM: Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Monday sealed 16 properties for non-payment of property tax. A team from the taxation department along with police visited 25 such properties that didn’t clear the dues.
According to the officials, they had to face resistance but the police presence helped them seal the properties. The corporation also wants to boost its revenue from the property tax in the current fiscal.
MCG officials said that of the 25 properties whose dues are pending, 16 were sealed, one paid the tax on the spot and eight have given their applications to the MCG office for corrections.
“Under a special campaign to penalise defaulters, we have sealed 16 properties in Badshapur, Narsinghpur East, Sector 67, Sector 74, Sector 76, Islampur, Jharsa, Sector 32A, Sector 33, Sector 48, Sector 57 and Tikri. The sealing drive will continue,” said an MCG official. The drive was conducted by the team of zonal taxation officer-4, Devender Kumar.
MCG officials said that a 25% rebate is given to those who will clear their dues from the 2010-11 fiscal to 2016-17 fiscal year by March 31. MCG had set a target of collecting Rs 1,103 crore in the form of property tax, but managed only Rs 208 crore till February this year.

Source timesofindia.indiatimes. com/

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Gurugram: DLF-3 residents to keep eye on illegal structures

The move came after 150 properties on smaller EWS plots, measuring 60 to 120 sq yards, were recently sealed by the department of town and country planning (DTCP) for unauthorised construction and illegal commercial activities.

GURUGRAM: In a first in the city, the residents of DLF-3 have formed a committee to keep a check on unauthorised construction on plots earmarked for houses in the economically weaker section (EWS) category within the licensed colony. The committee will also prepare a database of all EWS plots, ownership details and violations noticed.

The move came after 150 properties on smaller EWS plots, measuring 60 to 120 sq yards, were recently sealed by the department of town and country planning (DTCP) for unauthorised construction and illegal commercial activities.

Residents have been complaining that a few blocks of DLF-3 have become “unliveable” because of the mushrooming of illegal paying guest accommodations and guesthouses, particularly in the EWS plots of 60 and 120 square yards. This, according to them, has caused chaos in the area by adversely affecting resources such as electricity, water supply and other civic amenities.

DTCP officials had spotted, during inspection visits, that plot owners have violated the norms by 100% ground coverage, constructing 6-7 storey buildings and combining two or more plots to use the premises for commercial establishments like offices, grocery shops and restaurants.

During a meeting with district town planner (enforcement) RS Batth on Thursday, the residents agreed to remove encroachments immediately and demolish extra floors constructed in violation of the norms. “The residents will submit an action-taken report on the corrective measures taken by them to the district town planner’s office within 15 days. During this period, the enforcement team will conduct surprise inspection visits and verify whether the residents are removing unauthorised construction or not,” he said.

Source realty.economictimes.indiatims, com/

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Gurgaon’s micro markets report increase in price, demand

NEW DELHI: Some of the micro markets in New Gurgaon are performing better than their counterparts in NCR, according to the property consultants and real estate developers.

According to Anarock, average property prices in the top 7 cities rose 14% over the past seven years, with Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai among the best cities to invest in.

In the National Capital Region, which includes New Delhi and neighbouring cities such as Gurgaon and Noida, property prices increased 2%, although in areas like Sohna Road and Dwarka Expressway they jumped 18-19%.

“Growing demand and strong growth in residential, commercial and industrial sector real estate has led to the growth of the micro market around Gurugram. A changed real estate market has emerged in the era of epidemic and now new buyers are planning to take home due to these new markets in the border areas of the city,” said Karan Kumar, CMO, DLF Limited.

A recent JLL report has said that new residential project launches would continue to dominate the realty market in 2021. With major developments like an urban transit system including the Delhi-Faridabad metro link, shifting of Kherki Daula toll, construction of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, revamping of Southern Peripheral Road, revival of green belts, among others, New Gurugram is attracting both developers and buyers.

“Infrastructure development has been directly impacted by real estate prices and demand. These announcements will help to increase prices in parts of Gurugram, generate employment and strengthen the local economy,” said Kumar.

“These micro markets are more popular among home buyers due to their better prices and modern resources. Better connectivity will accelerate the development work in this area which will attract investors and at the same time will increase the demand of the market,” Kumar said.

The realty market is gradually recovering from the COVID induced challenges and the sector is already witnessing an increased demand from buyers. Increased focus on health and wellness aspects in the post-Covid era is now making customers go for ready-to-move-in projects by trusted developers.

Vatika Group also has multiple residential and commercial project in the region and will develop close 1 million sq ft.

The average price of a home in the top 7 cities rose from approximately INR 4,895 per sq. ft. in 2013 to INR 5,599 per sq. ft. by Q3 2020-end.

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Gurugram: Notice issued to over 30 Residential towers running Commercial activities

The department of town and country planning has identified properties in licensed colonies of Uppal Southend on Sohna Road and Palam Vihar that have been running commercial activities from residential buildings.

GURUGRAM: Over 30 residential properties have been served showcause notices for running commercial activities on their premises, violating building norms.

The department of town and country planning has identified properties in licensed colonies of Uppal Southend on Sohna Road and Palam Vihar that have been running commercial activities from residential buildings.

The department has warned the owners of the identified buildings to either take mandatory permissions, which is applicable in case of non-nuisance activities in the permitted area, or to shut down the activities with immediate effect.

District town planner RS Batth said the property owners have been directed to submit their replies before his office failing which process of sealing will be initiated against them.

Another official said the 10 building owners in Uppal Southend on Sohna Road were served notices as the property owners were running dental clinics, CA offices, beauty salons and guest houses from the residential premises. Apart from this, there are gates installed on internal roads of the society and a resident has filed a complaint against it at the CM window, on the basis of which notices have been served to concerned persons.

Similarly 22 property owners in Palam Vihar were also served notices for running commercial activities. As per the norms, no commercial activities can be operated from the residential buildings. Batth said there are few activities, which fall under non-nuisance category, for which the property owners can seek permission from the department.

Source -realty. economictimes. indiatimes. com/

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Gurugram: DTCP seals 20 commercial buildings in Saraswati Kunj

RS Batth said that the property owners were running commercial activities from the residential buildings without any change in land use permission.

GURUGRAM: The enforcement team of town and country planning department (DTCP) razed more than 200 hutments and sealed around 20 commercials buildings in Saraswati Kunj, adjoining Golf Course Road on Tuesday.

In presence of around 100 policemen, the enforcement team led by district town planner RS Batth demolished illegal structures — automobile repairing workshops, restaurants, meat shops and tyre shops among others—constructed on residential plots of the colony.

Batth said that the property owners were running commercial activities from the residential buildings without any change in land use permission. When the team reached the colony, some shopkeepers and showroom owners shut their establishments and left the place in order to avoid action.

But the premises have been sealed and penalty will be imposed on them as per the norms, an official said.

Taking serious note of unauthorised construction in residential buildings, Batth said if the property owners, in the colony, are found carrying out illegal construction then the enforcement team will demolish the entire building and file FIR against the violators.

The property owners opposed the demolition drive and alleged that they have been paying commercial tax to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon therefore they can carry out commercial activities. The enforcement team, however, clarified that CLU permission is mandatory for setting up commercial activities, paying commercial tax to civic body is not sufficient.

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