Occupancy certificate mystery

What is occupancy certificate?
This is given by the engineering department of the BBMP. Once the building licence is got and the building is ready for the construction, at the plinth level itself the builder has to apply for the commencement certificate. After which the BBMP officers inspect the property to ensure that it does not have any deviation from the sanctioned plan. The occupancy certificate is obtained at the end of the construction. Once the builder applies for the certificate an inspection is done again to confirm if the construction has happened according to the sanctioned plan. This certificate is mandatory for any builder before he allows people to take possession of the property. This certificate was made compulsory by the BBMP to ensure proper construction in the city. The Joint director of Town Planning is in-charge of this certificates and the engineering department takes charge of issuing, inspecting and acts as a regulatory body to ensure that each builder obtains it. Sometimes without occupancy certificate u won’t get water and power….

What happens when you builder doesn’t provide you occupancy certificate?
The building is considered illegal and the residents can be evicted. This has happened with springfield apartments earlier. Read this

Has CLPD provided Occupancy certificate in any of his 4 projects?
Suncity – Occupancy certificate not available for all blocks.
Euphoria – Not applied till now. The building is already 6 years old.
Zephyr – Not applied till now. The building is already 6 years old.
Genesis – Not applied till now. The building is already 4 years old.

Why doesn’t CLPD, the builders of suncity gloria, apply for Occupancy certificate?
Because of many deviations they create in the approved plan. Because of these deviations (commercial area, BDA roads, encroachment, building on notified land) they government refuses to give Occupancy certificate. Residents continue to live on, till one fine day when government wakes up and evicts residents. Many places residents have to pay 10 Lac per apartment to regularize their buildings using schemes like Akarma Sakarma.

What should I do now?
If you have not already bought the property then stay away. In fact run away. If you have already bought the flat in suncity gloria, see if you can still sell it to bigger fool. There is a very less chance you will find somebody though. You can also talk to builder and cancel your booking. Even if it costs you 1 or 2 Lac, I would suggest you bear the cost and scoot.

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3 Responses to “Occupancy certificate mystery”

  1. bhaskar Joseph J G Says:

    we were about to book a flat in DHATHRI BUILDERS in begur, Nr Kudlu gate 2 days back , but came to know that they have major devialtion and doesnt have commecement certifivate. Be vigilant !!!

  2. Rohit Says:

    Hi @bhaskar Joseph J G, Thanks for the Information!!. I was about to make adeal with them.

    But how did you know that they made deviation from the plan? DId you take any legal advice?

    Thanks
    Rohit

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