Can you register independent floors below 180 sq yards now in Gurgaon?
GURUGRAM: Buyers of separate floors on plots less than 180 sq yd may soon be able to register their houses in Gurugram. After obtaining representation from the people of Sushant Lok 2 & 3, the district administration sent the issue to the state government for consideration.
The owners may neither legally own nor sell the property due to state government limits on registering separate floors built on plots less than 180 sq yd in private developer regions. Furthermore, when such properties are purchased and sold through general powers of attorney, the state suffers a loss because no stamp duty is paid on the transaction.
Some buyers said that when they booked the home, the developers promised that it would be registered after the state government developed a regulation. However, when the policy for registering independent floors was created in 2012, it excluded many of them by putting the registration limit at 180 square yards.
The investors also criticised the government's "builder floor" policy, citing the Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna (DDJY), which authorises the registration of floors erected on plots of 120 square yards or more. "In 2021, the Haryana government came up with DDJY to assure availability of dwellings to all sectors of the community," Pawan Kumar Yadav, head of Sushant Lok Extension Residents' Welfare Association, said. The regulation allows the developer of a property to build storeys on plots of 120 square yards, and the government also allows the property to be registered. So, why is our approach so conflicting?"
Since 2015, over 600 households in Sushant Lok 2 & 3 have been unable to register their houses. Why is it not applicable to everybody if registry is authorised for a 120 sq yard plot in the DDJY project? "How can a state have two policies for equivalent properties," questioned Amar Jindal, the association's vice president.
Many other inhabitants of private developer communities are having similar issues. "How can a government policy discriminate between two groups of property owners?" said Orchid Island resident Praveen Kumar. "Government policy should be consistent rather than selective."
The regulation has been dubbed "arbitrary" by some locals. Residents of Sushant Lok submitted a letter to Gurgaon's deputy commissioner, Nishant Yadav, on Sunday, begging him to enable the registration of floors built on plots less than 180 sq yd. Yadav informed TOI, "We have suggested their case to the government for consideration."