Duties and liabilities of the promoters of an apartment (Part-II)

Similarly the promoter shall not give possession of the apartments to the purchasers until he obtains a completion certificate / Occupancy certificate from the concerned authorities.

Under law, the promoter is duty bound to make a full and true disclosure of all outgoings, including ground rent, local taxes, water, electricity charges, assessment, interest on any mortgage etc. Further the promoter shall give the buyer true copies of the documents pertaining to the apartment.

Before accepting any advance payment or deposit from any purchaser regarding the purchase of a flat, a promoter shall enter into a written agreement and the said agreement shall be registered. Similarly the promoter is liable to maintain separate accounts of sums taken as advance or deposit and to be a trustee thereof and shall disburse them for purposes for which they were given.

It shall be the duty of the promoter to pay all outstanding on the flat till the property is transferred to the purchasers, provided he has collected the same from the intending purchasers. Similarly the promoter cannot unilaterally alter or add to the plans and specifications without the consent of the persons who have agreed to take the flats.