SC tells Unitech to pay litigation cost to 39 homebuyers
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Unitech to pay a litigation cost of Rs 80,000 each to 39 homebuyers who had bought flats in its residential project 'Vistas' in Gurugram.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud directed the real estate major to pay the amount of the litigation costs within eight weeks to buyers, who have succeeded before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) in getting their principal amount and interest.
The flats in Vistas were booked in 2009 and were supposed to be handed over in 2012. However, after Unitech failed to deliver the flats on time, the 39 buyers in 2014 moved NCDRC, which ordered the realtor to pay the principal with an interest of 18 per cent, totalling Rs 16.55 crore.