Mr Sachin Jain - President \r\nMr Nitin Gianchandani - Vice President \r\nMr Sameer Nigam - Secretary \r\nMr Syed Ibrahim - Treasurer \r\nMr Umesh Sapra - Member \r\nCarlton Estate Condominium Association \r\nDLF V \r\nGurgaon\r\n\r\nCARLTON ESTATE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION RWA IN DLF V , GURGAON FLEECE MONEY FROM TENANTS IN LIEU OF IN AND OUT SHIFTING CHARGES DESPITE CLEARLY PRONOUNCED THE SAID CHARGES AS ILLEGAL BY HON\\\'BLE DISTRICT REGISTRAR , FIRMS AND SOCIETIES , GURGAON.\r\n\r\nComplaints are pouring in from tenants for being illegally fleeced their money by unethical CECA RWA in lieu of in and out shifting charges.\r\n\r\nNow CECA , Carlton Estate Condominium Association Management have illegally started fleecing money from tenants in lieu of increasing In and out shifting charges to Rs.6900/- and all the more giving unreasonable justification of being at par with other condominiums in DLF V , Gurgaon.\r\n\r\nAt par with other condominiums in DLF V , Gurgaon or at par with looting the tenants ?\r\n\r\nIs Carlton Estate Condominium Association , DLF V , Gurgaon setting a wrong precedent to fleece money from the tenants or it considers itself above from law of the land or both ? \r\n\r\nTenants can complain against RWA on \\\'transfer fee\\\': Gurgaon administration\r\n\r\n http://m.timesofindia.com/city/gurgaon/Tenants-can-complain-against-RWA-on-transfer-fee-Gurgaon-administration/articleshow/46777730.cms\r\n;\r\n\r\nGURGAON: Residents who live in the city as tenants can now file a complaint against the RWA (residents\\\' welfare association) concerned, if they are asked to pay any \\\'transfer fee\\\', also known as shifting charges.\r\n\r\nAccording to the office of the district registrar, no transfer fee can be charged from tenants according to the law. \\\"RWAs come up with weird clauses on their own. While RWAs say that the clause pertaining to transfer fee has been agreed upon by the general body, it is actually done to get more money into the RWA account,\\\" said an official in the district registrar\\\'s office.\r\n\r\nShikhar Kumar (name changed) moved with his family from another part of NCR to the Millennium City. Kumar, who works with an MNC, chose to live in a 3BHK apartment at Suncity Heights, a condominium in Sector 55. He was asked to pay around Rs 5,000 as transfer fee, which is non-refundable.\r\n\r\nTNN | Apr 2, 2015, 03.48AM IST\r\n\r\nGURGAON: Residents who live in the city as tenants can now file a complaint against the RWA (residents\\\' welfare association) concerned, if they are asked to pay any \\\'transfer fee\\\', also known as shifting charges.\r\n\r\nAccording to the office of the district registrar, no transfer fee can be charged from tenants according to the law. \\\"RWAs come up with weird clauses on their own. While RWAs say that the clause pertaining to transfer fee has been agreed upon by the general body, it is actually done to get more money into the RWA account,\\\" said an official in the district registrar\\\'s office.\r\n\r\nShikhar Kumar (name changed) moved with his family from another part of NCR to the Millennium City. Kumar, who works with an MNC, chose to live in a 3BHK apartment at Suncity Heights, a condominium in Sector 55. He was asked to pay around Rs 5,000 as transfer fee, which is non-refundable.\r\n\r\n\\\"Every time, one moves into a residential society, the RWA charges a certain transfer fee. Tenants generally have a contract of 11 months and move from one society to another. It doesn\\\'t happen in other parts of NCR, except in Gurgaon,\\\" he said.\r\n\r\nNot only Suncity Heights but also Bhawani Society in Sector 54 charges a transfer fee every time a tenant moves into the society. Several societies in Sector 56 too charge different amounts as transfer fee.\r\n\r\nNitya from Bhawani Society said, \\\"For a 3BHK apartment, the RWA charges Rs 7,000 every time a tenant moves into the apartment. There are other interest-free securities charged by the RWA. In total, a tenant pays about Rs 25,000 to RWA in the first month. We lived in a rented apartment in Noida for two years and moved to the city in September 2014. We never paid any transfer fee in Noida. It seems to be the norm only in Gurgaon.\\\"\r\n\r\nThe owner of an apartment in Orchid Garden, who lives in Delhi and did not wish to be named, said, \\\"People prefer to move to other sectors, as RWAs in sectors 54, 55 and 56 charge transfer fee. It has become extremely difficult for us to find tenants.\\\"\r\n\r\nTOI found out that most of the societies charge transfer fee between Rs 3,000 and Rs 10,000 from tenants to maintain funds in their account.\r\n\r\nSuman Verma, president of Bhawani Society RWA, said, \\\"Every society charges transfer fee. It is charged because shifting of luggage to the apartment often damages lifts etc. Besides, the RWA has to maintain funds in the account and charging of transfer fee has been decided by the general body as one of the ways to do so\\\".\r\n\r\nHari Ram Bansal, estate manager, Suncity Heights, refused to comment on the issue.\r\n............................................................\r\nSee it for yourself how the President ; ( Mr Sachin Jain ) of Carlton Estate Condominium Association , DLF V , Gurgaon is trying to give unreasonable justification to tenants who have moved in to Carlton Estate , DLF V , Gurgaon.\r\n\r\nMessages exchanged between the President and Tenants are mentioned at the bottom. \r\n...........................................................\r\n\r\nASHUTOSH SATPUTE\r\n\r\nC1A-111 Tenant\r\n\r\n2 days ago\r\n\r\nRationale behind shifting charge of Rs.6900\r\n\r\nHi Everyone, \r\n\r\nLast week I learned that the charges for shifting in or out of the society have been hiked to Rs.6900. This seems quite steep for what is effectively just usage of the lift. Even DLF Park Place only charges around Rs.5700. I have asked multiple people in the office about why the charge is so high, but have not been given any explanation. \r\n\r\nShifting is already a costly affair, and this charge is an added burden on most of us. Could I please ask the RWA members to share their views on why this charge was doubled from the previous level? It seems quite unreasonable. \r\n\r\nThanks,\r\n\r\nAshutosh\r\n............................................................\r\n\r\nSachin Jain\r\n\r\nC4C 042,Owner\r\n\r\n2 days ago\r\n\r\nHi Ashutosh,\r\n\r\nThe charges were revised early last year taking them at par with most of the condominiums in DLF5 and also to cover maintenance/usage charges of common facilities during the shifting. This is not a recent change.\r\n\r\nThanks,\r\n\r\nSachin\r\n...........................................................\r\n\r\nSUMIT KUMAR\r\n\r\nC1B 144,Tenant\r\n\r\na day ago\r\n\r\nI agree with Ashutosh , the monthly maintenance charge is less than 4500 for a flat , which takes into the proportionate usage of the whole condominium per flat over a period is 30 days . Moving in/out charges of 6900 don\\\'t justify such a premium. Three years back it use to be 3000 and at this rate it\\\'s a 30% increase yoy, while we keep maintenance around the same \r\n...........................................................\r\n\r\nASHUTOSH SATPUTE\r\n\r\nC1A 111,Tenant\r\n\r\na day ago\r\n\r\nHi Mr. Jain, \r\n\r\nThanks for your response. The only common facility used during shifting is the service lift. And charging Rs.6900 simply for the lift seems quite high - especially since it was doubled from the previous level. A hike in line with inflation would seem to be more reasonable. \r\n\r\nAlso, as I\\\'ve mentioned earlier, larger and more upscale complexes charge less than we do. In fact, a quick survey of quotes from movers & packers reveals that the cost of transporting household goods (vehicle, loading and unloading) from Carlton 1 to another Gurgaon location is significantly less than Rs.6900. \r\n\r\nI agree that this may not be a recent change, but I have spoken to more than 10 resident owners and tenants and no one was aware of this hike. For the benefit of the larger community, could I request you to share the details of how this amount was arrived at? I realise that the RWA is busy with other matters, but this charge is the source of much confusion amongst people like us, and this information would go a long way towards addressing this confusion. \r\n\r\nThanks again for your patience. \r\n\r\nRegards,\r\n\r\nAshutosh\r\n............................................................\r\n\r\nSachin Jain\r\n\r\nC4C 042,Owner\r\n\r\n10 hours ago\r\n\r\nHi Ashutosh, the charge is 6000 and 900 is service tax which goes to the government. For very long time, the shifting charges were kept on lower side by previous boards. When we assessed, the cost was not enough to cover the wear and tear, usage of lifts etc. It was also not at par with many other condominiums in DLF5. So we increased it as well to 6000 + taxes early last year. A tenant/owner has to pay this amount when they shift in or shift out. Within complex movement gets a discount where it gets considered as single movement. I hope this answers your question.\r\n\r\nRegards,\r\n\r\nSachin'
Can Carlton Estate, Gurgaon, withstand an earthquake?
Posted: Aug 10, 2016 By Anil Manchanda
Residents of Carlton Estate in DLF V, Gurgaon, are living under the constant fear of the whole building collapsing. After an appeal to RWA members evoked no response, residents have decided to knock on the doors of the builder, the DLF Group.
They have written several mails to the group and are now awaiting a response from the builder. “More than 15 locations in the basement are in really bad shape. If necessary repairs and restoration are not undertaken immediately, the ceiling in those areas can collapse any moment. In fact, a comprehensive structural audit by a licensed engineer is the need of the hour,” says a worried resident, Vineet Malik.
He adds, “After the RWA failed to get the building repaired, we wrote several mails to DLF, apprising them of the risks. The builder is constructing a school on the vacant plot adjacent to the building; this will invariably put the life of children at risk too. They fail to realise the gravity of the situation.”
The life span of a building is usually not less than 75-80 years, but Carlton Estate will not survive beyond 40-45 years if restoration work is not taken up promptly, feels Malik.
Residents feel that the builder is culpable of criminal negligence, given the condition of the society in such a short time. The construction has been sub-standard, and inferior-quality materials have been used. Topping it, maintenance of the building has also been poor so far. Furthermore, Gurgaon is in Seismic Zone IV, and hence a structurally weak building will collapse even more easily.
When City Spidey contacted the builder, it tried to wash its hands off the issue. VK Gupta, the DLF Group vice-president, said they had handed over the building to residents three years back and are not responsible for carrying out repairs now.
Here are a few pictures of the basement: