Can a builder give possession of a flat without an O.C under the pretext of furniture making license, and then charge the flat owner a maintenance per month as outgoings towards his stay in the premises.
Is the owner of the flat also required to pay his property tax in the above case wherein the builder receives bills from the BMC directed to his office and then splits it as per his calculations and also charges penalties if any for late payment and gives receipts issued in his name by the BMC to the respective flat owners.
The subject in question is a reputed builder and has sought to charge regular maintainance and also extort property tax from the residents(all of whom are on furniture making licences) citing that since they have occupied the flat they need to pay their dues even though the building does not have a valid O.C. and has been so for the past 6 years from the time of promised possession as per the agreement.
What recourse does MOFA provide in such cases?