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Propcare, the 100% sub of Mantri Developers issued the following letter to the President of our Association:
From: G.S.Murthy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: ‘M S Raghuram ‘
Cc: ‘R Srinivasan’
Sent: Monday, 25 June 2012 12:25 PM
Subject: Restructuring of Propcare/Security Personnel
G S Murthy
A G M
Propcare Real Estate Management Pvt Ltd
# 7/9/13, Gubbalala Village,
Bangalore – 560 061.
Direct: +91 80 42087017 / 42087032
Mobile: +91 99003 68686
What an idea sirji ?
Mantri Developers is devising new fomulas to cut costs. They do not care about keeping up their commitment or honouring the Maintenance Agreement signed. This is yet another proof of “Deficiency of Service”. Do we need say more ?
The Security is already in shambles and instead of tightening security they are removing the same.
Propcare responds to the letter from Owners Association and their letter is published below. One can understand that Propcare’s demand for Water and Diesel charges after 2 yrs 3 months is illegal and will not stand in any court of law. Link to view the reply letter : Propcare letter (15.6.12) to Assn
Please view the link above.
Mantri Tranquil Apartment Owners Association writes to Propcare, the Maintenance Company fully owned by Premium Developer Builder Mantri Developers Bangalore in response to the illegal demand of Water and Energy Charges after 2 and a half years of start of the contract with retrospective effect from Apr 2010.
Please see the letter from the Owners Association to Propcare below:
Mantri’s 100% Subsidiary Company Propcare Real Estate Management Pvt Ltd that is currently running the maintenance of one of the Mantri’s Projects – Mantri Tranquil has threatened to stop procuring Diesel for Back up DG Sets since they have some cash flow issues. This sounds stupid. Cash Flow issue is their problem and not our [residents] problem. Moreover, Propcare does not get any cash inflow on a monthly basis. They took a lumpsum from us for providing Maintenance Services for 3 years. This lumpsum is an Interest Free Refundable Maintenance Deposit [ IFRMD ]. So where is the question of cash flow issues ? Even if there is, it is their problem and not ours certainly. If they fail to procure Diesel for the back up DG Set then it would mean deficiency of service.
Also, if someone using the lift is trapped inside the lift due to the unavailability of DG Set [due to the lack of diesel purchase] and a sudden Bescom power outage, then it would also mean criminal negligence.
Prospective Buyers looking at buying Mantri Flats should be aware of these issues before signing on the dotted line. Your fate will hang in balance once you have signed.
Please see the attached letter from Propcare addressed to the Owners Association. If this is not deficiency of service, what is ? If this is not extortion, what is ? This is what you can expect from the Award Winning Builder Mantri Developers Bangalore.
Propcare, a 100% subsidiary of Mantri Developers who takes care of the Maintenance of the Property signed an agreement with the owners in Jan 2010 by collecting a lumpsum refundable deposit. Propcare is supposed to maintain the property using the interest generated from the corpus.
After 2 years 3 months, i.e., on 31-Mar-2012 comes back to the owners and charges them for Water and Diesel [DG Set] usage and threatens to cut off water supply if not paid whereas there was no information provided at the time of signing the one-sided Maint Agreement regarding these charges being exclusive. Never in the last 2 yrs 3 months, did the residents receive any invoice. All of a sudden Propcare wants to collect money for Water and Diesel usage from owners that too with retrospective effect from Apr 2010.
This is absolutely atrocious, illegal, blackmailing. We were told by Mantri Developers at the time of handover of the flat to sign the Maint Agreement dtd 01-Jan-2010 from Propcare [sub of Mantri] and only then we were given the flat keys. Even if the possession is much later than Jan 2010, the Maint Agreement is dated only 01-Jan-2010, now isn’t that illegal in the first place ?
Mantri Developers bend rules, do not follow law of the land and are unethical. Please be careful when you deal with them.
An email from the President of our Association to Mantri Developers is given below. Till the date of this post, we did not hear any updates from them. Such is the attitude and business ethics of Mantri Developers. Prospective Customers of Mantri should keep themselves well informed before getting into the trap. Once trapped, you will never be able to get out of the trap. You should demand 50% discount from them. Better still don’t buy properties from Mantri. You will have peace of mind. If you want peace of mind, don’t buy flats from Mantri Developers, Bangalore.
From: Vikas Kapoor <viksXXX@XXXXX.com>
To: Sreekumar S.P. <Sreekumar@mypropcare.com>
Cc: Snehal Mantri <Snehal@mantri.in>; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wednesday, 19 October 2011 2:03 PM
Subject: [Mantri Tranquil]24th Sept. Meeting Discussions
This time purposely I did not make any follow-ups on the things committed by MDPL on the 24th of Sept meeting.
I guess the team needs to be reminded, followed up, pushed or dragged every time.
The following things were supposed to be given to us by the 15th of October. I am sure I do not need to remind that we are on the 19th of October today or MDPLs calendars and watches are still stuck at 24th of Sept 2011 and not progressed.
1. Saleable Area – (This work as per the CMD should have finished by the 30th of August after our meeting on 24th of June, followed by teleconference call on the 25th of June) We are already late by 48 days.
a. Have been asking since 1st of May. Numerous letters and mails have been sent since last 5 months
b. Update and commitment on 25.8.2011 – Mr Shivashankar has intimated that the certified copy of the calculation of the area will be handed by 31 Aug .
c. Update on the 18th Sep 2011 – Will revert on this on 24 Sep 11.
d. Most Disgraceful, unprofessional update on 23rd Sep 2011 – Incorporated in the DOD ( Deliberate, Blatant lie)
e. A shameless, utterly disgraceful and complete U turn statement on 1st of October 2011, – The certified copy will be given after completion of L Tower. SM will reply to Association by 1/10/11 regarding this.
f. Shameless and barefaced update on the 1st Oct 2011 – We will provide this information by 15th Oct. (and we are Still waiting)
2. Bescom Name Transfers – From 1st of May taking 15 days for each block, this work was committed to be finished by Sept 2011 for all the ten Blocks
a. From 1st May till 30th June A & B Blocks were covered
b. It took the whole of July and August to Submit papers for C & D Block
c. 63 Memos received mid of August of only B block
d. 75 more memos were expected on the 22nd Sept, (almost a month has gone and we have not got any update forget receiving any memos. )
e. The Target date to complete A to D block was committed as 15th of Oct 2011 as late as on the 3rd of Oct 2011. We are still on the same page as on the 13th of August
3. UDS and Rectified DOD– 24th of June CMD committed that each owner will be provided this detail before 15th of August 2011.
a. Only Dilly dallying for two months and then an incomplete, useless amended DOD is shared with the MC with numerable flaws and illegal additions done, Received on the 22nd of Sept 2011.
b. MDPL was supposed to revert on the 15th of Oct 2011 with all corrections as per details sent by the MC. ( Nothing heard on this either)
4. Tennis Court Relaying – Was Promised to be completed after rains
a. During our 17th June and 24th June meeting it was committed that the tennis court repair work will be completed after rains
b. On the 1st October a complete u – turn is made and this update is given. MKG visited site along with KNS,RK. Rectification done previously are showing no further cracks. Only some drainage points has to be created to drain out stagnated water.
5. Asphalting of Roads – In all meetings it was committed that the work will be completed between the 1st of Nov to 30th of Nov 2011.
a. Now the work has been pushed to 1st of Dec
6. Club House Completion and Inauguration on 30th of October 2011.
7. The Access given to the PH 2, despite promises and commitments made on various occasions by the CMD to provide the agreement copy between the land lord of the existing club house land MDPL, it has been going to deaf ears and fresh stories are cooked up each time the agreement is asked for.
8. We need in writing that the club house will be maintained by MDPL for Three years from the date of final handover.
9. Tranquilites have paid a fees to MDPL for Khatta and it can not get away from it’s responsibility by just saying that “let each owner pay up for the Improvement charges” and that MDPL has filed a case in the court. MDPL has to go beyond all that and get a Khata issued for each flat.
10. Club House Completion date with all quality issues resolved. – Though this was supposed to be ready 2 years back, but our tolerant community has only been taking dates and fresh commitments from the senior most team of MDPL.
a. We were promised for a Vendors list for the Club House by the 4th of October 2011. The discussions and agreement on appointment of vendors has still not been added in the minutes despite several reminders from the date of receipt of minutes.
b. The Club House Ramp’s requirement was mandated and seen by one and all on various occasions in July, August and last on the 24th of Sept. The same has also not been added in the minutes. Its is a mandatory requirement.
a. Completion date and Inauguration on the 30th October 2011. (We were dead sure to get it on the 15th of August)
11. The Access cards requirement for all purposes and for all people taking an entry to Tranquil and usage of all facilities was discussed and it’s necessity felt and agreed but that also has not been mentioned in the minutes of the meeting.
The Current Maintenance clock ends on the 31st of Dec 2012. MDPL may please note that any further delay in any one of the following matters beyond 31st of Dec 2011 will make MDPL liable to keep extending the maintenance clock by the number of days / months in delay, apart from paying heavy compensations for all the delays, inconvenience and discomfort caused to all the owners at Tranquil.
1. HT wire uprooting
2. BWSSB water to Tranquil
3. Rain Water Harvesting
4. Bescom Meter Transfers ( Even if a single apartment if left beyond 31st of Dec, the maintenance clock will keep getting extended)
5. STP Sound Proofing
6. UDS and Rectified DOD as per the approval of the MC
7. Tennis Court Relaying
8. Asphalting of all Roads at Tranquil where the slopes, smoothness and water clogging problems are taken care off.
9. Each Flats saleable area calculations.
10. STP Sound Proofing
I am marking this to all the owners / residents of Tranquil to let them know the kind of noncommittal and apathetic attitude of a so called premium builder.
Sreekumar, we are no more interested in a wait and watch policy of MDPL, Please send the updates and all as committed before the EOD on 20th October, that is before the meeting on the 21st with MDPL senior staff.