The law says one cannot legally move into a building unless the developer gets an occupancy certificate from the authorities concerned.
But it's not as easy as it seems, considering the quantum of violations, nexus between civic officials and builders and a lack of stringent laws. Many errant builders and developers have, over the years, gone scot-free, say those familiar with the working of the sector.
There are several examples of builders disappearing without giving OCs and legal water connections to housing complexes. Apprehensive of losing their homes, buyers who've invested hard-earned money move into their flats and make do with water from pumps and water tankers.
So why are such illegal buildings mushrooming in such places?
Following a real estate boom, unscrupulous builders began construction without approved plans, in an effort to increase profits. This not only broke down the system, but also fuelled corruption."
In the given situation you may be aware of the building collapse in moulivakkam, now the NGT has ordered demolition of other high rise building in the surroundings due to not getting the environmental clearance.
Can your builder assure that this thing will not happen to your own building that has been built but the EC has not been obtained due to whh other fitness certificates by the competent authorities are not able to be procured.
If you are in a hurry to take possession of the incompletely constructed building, it is your decision to take it and run behind the builders and authorities for each and every approval.