sir, we have a case with the kerala state housing board. we purchased plots or plots with houses as long back as 1987. in the agreement with the board at that we had agreed to pay any amount due to enhancement of land cost as a result of Land Acquisition cases. all these years we were waiting to get the cost of land finalised so that we could get the deed. given below is a representation we gave to the district collector who decides the LAR cases. Kindly advice what to do.
Sub: KSHB- Gandhinagar-HAS- issue of sale deeds to allottees- reg.
Ref: Assurance given by chairman KSHB at the meeting with Allottees in September 2008.
There are a number of Allottees of Gandhinagar Housing Accomodation Scheme under the Kerala State Housing Board who were allotted plots with building at the very beginning of the scheme, in 1987 or so. They have paid up all the dues to the Board either in one or several installments long back. But the Board didn't issue sale deeds to them as per the agreement entered into by them and the board initially by which they had agreed to pay any amount arising out of settlement of LAR cases. Though most of the LAR cases have been settled as far back as 1992 the Board didn't issue any demand to the allottees till 2003 and by then heavy interest was accumulated to the original dues.
However in 2008, the Chairman, Kerala State Housing Board was kind enough to come forward with an offer that sale deeds could be issued to all who pay up the dues and interest for the dues at the rate of 7% per annum. This was agreed to by the allottees and demand notices were issued by the Executive Engineer, Kerala State Housing Board, Kottayam to the allottees asking them to pay the dues as per the agreement. It was also promised that sale deed will be issued on payment. Those who paid the dues initially got the sale deeds registered.
But all on a sudden, by the end of January, the Executive Engineer, Kottayam refused to issue deeds to those who paid up their dues. They had even purchased stamp papers for registration of the deed. And the validity period of the stamp paper is getting over and they are likely to lose the amount to the tune of fifty to sixty thousand each.
All our requests to the higher officials of the Board, including the Chairman have fallen on deaf ears. As the LAR cases have been settled well before 1992 and several years have passed since then, there is no reason why deeds are not issued to those allottees who have paid the dues at the very beginning of this project and also paid up all dues as per the settlement with the Chairman.
We request you to kindly intervene as the pending LAR cases are the reason for not issuing deeds as per the Board authorities and only the district collector is the final authority to take decision. any clarification will be made available to you. Awaiting an early reply from you.
Kuriakose Varkey C