DDA to use biometric scans to ensure allottees don’t sell flats

DDA to use biometric scans to ensure allottees don’t sell flats

DDA will give ownership rights to allottees of its 2014 housing scheme only after five years from the time of possession.

DDA is going to scan finger prints of allottees at the time of possession and match it when they come to register their property after five years, among a host of other measures.

The idea behind the five year lock-in was to discourage speculators from applying and ensure only those who want to live in these flats are allotted one.

As it turns out, many allottees not satisfied with the small size of most of the one bedroom flats that were part of the scheme are now trying to sell them off. As such a deal cannot be registered, people are trying to find a way out, including a general power of attorney.

DDA, however, has said that such a transaction is going to be illegal and the buyer would be getting a high risk deal.

“Selling a housing scheme flat is totally illegal and firstly, it would be very difficult to carry out. The law will not support such a deal,” warned DDA Vice Chairman Balvinder Kumar.

Kumar said DDA will undertake an ‘agreement to sell’ with allottees with the provision that they can’t sell the flat for five years.

“If someone buys a flat after paying about `15 lakh cost and more than ` five lakh premium, they are taking a huge risk,” he said.

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