By Staff Reporter
A significant concern has emerged for over ten thousand housing societies in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, as they are still awaiting conveyance deeds from their respective developers. This situation has left these societies in a legal ownership limbo, potentially obstructing building redevelopment plans.
To address this critical issue, District Deputy Registrar Sanjay Raut offered valuable guidance to these housing societies. He recommended that they explore the option of obtaining deemed conveyance, a legal process that could grant them ownership of the land. This advice was delivered during a seminar held on the 28th of October, as part of the three-day conference “Housing Society and Quality City.” The conference was jointly organized by the State Cooperative Department, Pune District Cooperative Housing and Apartment Federation, National Society for Clean City (NSCC), and Pune Municipal Corporation.
The seminar also highlighted the importance of the exhibition featured at the conference, which can provide practical assistance to housing societies in resolving this pressing issue.
Sanjay Raut, during the seminar, shed light on the current situation, revealing that, “Currently, there are approximately 20,000 housing societies and 15,000 apartments in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. Out of these, only around 3,000 societies have received conveyance deeds from their builders. Approximately 7,000 other societies have taken the initiative to pursue deemed conveyance independently. Moreover, around 700 societies are under the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority.”
Raut stressed that for societies with government-owned land, conveyance deeds or deemed conveyance are unnecessary. However, for the remaining ten thousand societies, obtaining a conveyance deed is of utmost importance. Failing to do so could potentially result in these societies losing their legal ownership of the land. This urgency underscores the need to promptly address this matter.