Dosti Enterprises, a leading real estate developer in Mumbai, is facing a legal battle as Rohit Yashwant Pandit appeals to the Maharashtra Real Estate Appellate Tribunal. The case has been ongoing since 2021, and the latest hearing was held on April 13, 2023, through video conference. The tribunal has adjourned the case until April 24, 2023, when they will announce their order.
Background of the Case:
The dispute between Rohit Yashwant Pandit and Dosti Enterprises dates back to 2018, when the former purchased a property in Mumbai from the latter. According to Pandit, the property was not as per the specifications promised by the developer. He alleged that the flat was smaller in size, the amenities were not as per the brochure, and there were several other discrepancies in the property. Pandit approached the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) for redressal, but the authority did not provide a satisfactory resolution.
Subsequently, Pandit appealed to the Maharashtra Real Estate Appellate Tribunal in 2021. The appeal was registered under application number 940 of 2021, and the appeal number was AT006000000052614. The tribunal heard arguments from both sides on April 13, 2023, through video conference, and adjourned the case until April 24, 2023, when they will announce their order.
Arguments by the Appellants:
The appellants, represented by Mr. Leetendra Ranawat, alleged that Dosti Enterprises had misled them about the property's specifications. They claimed that the developer had promised a larger flat with certain amenities, but the property delivered was smaller in size, and the amenities were not as per the brochure. They also alleged that the developer had charged them more than what was agreed upon, and the construction quality was not up to the mark.
Arguments by the Respondents:
The respondents, represented by Mr. Malcolm Slganporia, denied all allegations made by the appellants. They claimed that the property was as per the specifications promised, and the appellants had raised frivolous objections. They argued that the construction quality was up to the mark, and the appellants were trying to create unnecessary trouble. They also claimed that the appellants had paid the agreed-upon amount, and there was no discrepancy in the pricing.
The case between Rohit Yashwant Pandit and Dosti Enterprises is a classic example of how disputes between buyers and developers can escalate into legal battles. The real estate industry is a high-stakes industry, and small discrepancies in specifications or pricing can lead to big legal battles. In this case, both parties have made their arguments, and the tribunal will announce their order on April 24, 2023. It remains to be seen who will emerge victorious in this legal battle.
Note: The information provided in this article about Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal or professional advice and readers should consult qualified professionals for advice specific to their circumstances.
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