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Don't turn complacent, consult experts if builder claims nods are in place

First, carry out the necessary checks of the plot on which the project stands

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Homebuyers purchasing a unit, especially an expensive one, in an under-construction project must appoint a real-estate consultant or a lawyer to do the due diligence on their behalf, even though this will require shelling out an additional fee

Sanjay Kumar Singh
By ordering the demolition of Supertech’s two towers within Emerald Court—T-16 (Ceyane) and T-17 (Apex)—the Supreme Court has sent out an unequivocal message that violations of building norms will not be tolerated, whatsoever the cost. This event has emphasised the need for homebuyers to undertake rigorous due diligence before buying property, if they wish to avoid getting embroiled in a protracted court case.

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In the Supertech case, the developer revised its building plan repeatedly, adding the number of floors.

“Noida Building Regulations have certain setback norms. When constructing high-rise buildings, developers have to maintain a certain distance between

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First Published: Aug 31 2022 | 7:01 PM IST

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