You can soon switch your builder midway
Major relief is in the works for tenants of city’s old and dilapidated buildings, whose redevelopment projects have been stalled because of hold-ups by developers. The state housing department has suggested that tenants of such buildings be allowed to change their developer mid-way through the redevelopment project, if there are inordinate delays in execution.
There are more than 100 projects where redevelopment of cessed buildings by private developers, as allowed under Development Control Regulation 33 (7), are stuck owing to the delays caused by developers.
A senior state government bureaucrat dealing with the issue told DNA that the housing department has mooted allowing a change in developers appointed for the redevelopment of cessed buildings in such cases, and a state cabinet nod is expected soon.
Under DCR 33 (7), primarily cessed buildings of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) are allowed to carry out redevelopment. While individual buildings are redeveloped under DCR 33(7), cluster redevelopment is undertaken under DCR 33 (9). The FSI (Floor Space Index) granted for redevelopment is three and four, respectively.
Currently, there are no clauses under these two regulations, whereby tenants have the authority to remove a developer if he delays their project. There are more than 16,000 …read more