If I file a complaint with the consumer forum as advised by you how much time will it take for me to get possession
The consumer courts speed up the legal process and it can be expected to be decided in a matter of a year's time.
The advocate's fee will depend on the advocate you may like to engage.
Paying rent from my pocket without possession is immensely difficult for me. Is there Any way by which I can get early possession & survival becomes easy for me?
A case before consumer forum shall be decided expeditiously.
Please advise in detail. Can I enter the flat allotted to me in the agreement without possession letter from the builder?
No, that will be considered as illegal. You are to get a possession letter and besides it, you may also have to get an occupancy certificate.
Under the new DCR, areas for balcony, flower beds, terraces, void niches would be counted in the FSI. To compensate for the loss in FSI, the government has allowed compensatory fungible FSI of upto 35% of residential developments. This can be used for bigger habitable area or for balcony or for flower beds, terraces, voids, nichers etc.
Simply put, FSI is the ratio that determines how much can be built on a plot. It is clear from the above definition of FSI that certain areas are specifically excluded from the computation of FSI, which means these are "Free of FSI" areas. Prior to the said Notification, areas covered by balconies, flower beds, individual terraces, ducts, voids, niches, refuge area, new or additional lifts, staircases, swimming pools, fitness centres in Cooperative Housing Societies, sun decks, clubhouse, ornamental projections etc., were not included while computing FSI. Thus, these areas were known as "Free of FSI".
In order to compensate for the loss of "Free of FSI" areas, Builders/Developers may now avail of Fungible Compensatory FSI, which may be used like regular FSI. Fungible
Thus, the said Notification is a step towards curtailing malpractices propagated by Builders/ Developers by envisaging a compact plan where all areas are included for the computation of FSI and a cap of 35% is fixed (in case of residential projects) so that there is no room for the Builders /Developers to manipulate the rules by creating excess non-habitable areas and overcharging consumers. Fungible Compensatory FSI may also be used to construct larger dwelling units and/or to construct additional dwelling units. Hence, it may be used in the same manner as regular FSI. However, it should be noted that projects that are already approved would not be affected by the said Notification issued by the Government of Maharashtra.