Delhi HC to hear builders’ plea to bar buyers from approaching consumer forums
In yet another effort to bar homebuyers from approaching consumer forums to seek refund or compensation in delayed incomplete projects, two builders have approached the Delhi high court pleading that complaints relating to ongoing projects should only be referred to the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and not to consumer forums.
While admitting the two cases, a single judge bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna had issued notices to the respondents and the court is scheduled to hear the cases on Monday. The HC had put proceedings before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on hold.
In both cases, the NCDRC has decided in favour of the buyers and the builders have challenged them in the HC.