Ambience Brings 200 ‘Goons’ In Turf War Over Maintenance – Times Of India – 23-Nov-2014
November 24, 2014 - Uncategorized
A day after residents of Ambience Lagoon apartments tried to seize the security of their condominium, following a strike by security appointed by the developer for non-receipt of their salary for October, developer Raj Singh Gehlot visited the complex on Sunday to trash their plan. While residents claimed the builder came with 200 goons to intimidate them, the developer denied the allegation, saying those “goons” work at the adjoining Ambience mall that he owns and only accompanied him.
Gehlot also tried to negotiate the transfer of security and maintenance from his agency, Ambience Facility Maintenance Services (AFMS), to the RWA. But this did not happen as the residents wanted the transfer to happen only to ALARWA (Ambience Lagoon Apartments Residents’ Welfare Association) and not to Lagoon Residential Apartment Complex Association (LRACA).
The talks continued for over two hours but no decision could be arrived at.
“LRACA is a body floated by the builder and his 11 men. It is a namesake RWA. No law allows the builder to form his own RWA. There are just 10 members in LRACA and all of them are the builder’s family members and friends,” said Colonel (retd) S C Talwar. The developer also offered residents the option to join the LRACA so that it had the representation of majority, but this suggestion too was rejected by residents.
ALARWA president Praveen Kakkar said, “Instead of joining LRACA, why can’t the developer transfer power to ALARWA that we unanimously want? After all, ALARWA represents 250 of the total 345 units in the condominium.”
Raj Singh Gehlot said, “I will transfer the maintenance to LRACA as it is the body registered in the deed of declaration (mother instrument filed before the registrar/sub-registrar while transferring ownership from developer to apartment owners). As per Haryana Apartments Ownership Act, it is the only legally permissible route.”