The society claimed all 13 parking slots were directly allotted by the builder at a cost of Rs 25,000 each and society had no role in allotment.

 

MUMBAI: In a recent judgement, the Thane Additional District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a housing society in Kille Gaothan, Belapur to take back the 13 parking slots in the society premises and re-allot them on 'first come first served basis', as per adopted bye-laws, after a resident moved the commission seeking a parking slot.

 

The commission also directed the society to allot parking lots in open space as  per bye-laws and pay Rs 10,000 towards mental agony and cost of litigation to the complainant.

 

The society claimed all 13 parking slots were directly allotted by the builder at a cost of Rs 25,000 each and society had no role in allotment. But the commission said as per provisions of MOFA (Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act), the developer or promoter has no right to sell parking space; besides, developer had only issued allotment letters.