Betterment charges –
THE BUILDERS AND DEVELOPERS OBTAINED THE KATHA BY SUBMITTING AN AFFIDAVIT AS PER DIRECTIVES OF THE HIGH COURT UNDERTAKE TO PAY THE BETTERMENT CHARGES/IMPROVEMENT CHARGES AS AND WHEN LEVIED BY THE BBMP AND MOST OF THEM HAVE SOLD OR IN THE PROCESS OF SELLING THE APARTMENTS HAVE NOT PAID OR COMPLIED WITH THE UNDERTAKING GIVEN TO THE BBMP.
BBMP IS NOW EXERCISING ITS RIGHT AND DEMANDING THE BETTERMENT CHARGES/IMPROVEMENT CHARGES PAYABLE BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS.
SOME DEVELOPERS/BUILDERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, EVEN, IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE, NOT WILLING TO PAY THE BETTERMENT CHARGES AND ULTIMATELY THE VICTIM (THE BUYERS) HAS TO PAY THE BETTERMENT CHARGES.
Flat owners must pay betterment charges – BBMP
The BBMP Commissioner has issued a circular making owners of individual flats liable for any due in betterment charges, and has absolved builders of liability if they have sold all the flats.
BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayan in the circular has said: “In certain cases, owners of properties have paid improvement charges in part. They have submitted an undertaking that they will pay the improvement charges as prescribed by the BBMP at the time of khatha registration. But on verification, in most of the cases, the improvement charges are still due.”
He further stated that : “It is learnt that the owner of such properties are developers, who have constructed buildings, whether it is commercial, residential or apartments; and have sold the individual properties to the public. In such cases, the purchasers of such properties are liable to pay the improvement charges.”