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2016 saw several pro-consumer verdicts
Complaints of unfair trade practices and deficiency in services against real estate majors like Supertech, Unitech, DLF, Parsvnath and others not only kept the consumer fora busy, but the cases also reached the apex court which too stood by the home buyers and granted them relief by ordering refunds or compensation.

The NCDRC, in one such case, ruled that non-resident Indians who returned, can purchase a house in India, while asking Supertech Ltd to pay around Rs 6 lakh to an NRI for denying him possession of a flat.

Tightening the reins on private builders, the apex commission issued bailable warrant against a Unitech Ltd Director for non-compliance of a Delhi consumer commission order asking it to pay back money to joint buyers who were not given possession of their flats in a proposed project at Greater Noida.

In another case, the NCDRC directed a firm to pay over Rs 3.04 crore to a retired army man and his wife with an interest rate of 18 per cent per annum for not delivering possession of a plot by the committed date, saying it was a case of "gross deficiency".

While Unitech was fined many times this year for "delay" in handing over the apartments to home buyers in several cases, Emaar MGF Land Ltd was also directed to pay Rs 2 crore while Parsvnath developers had to pay a compensation of over Rs 42 lakh for delay in handing over possession. Read more at - https://goo.gl/ap4GB0
The insurance companies and their policies too came under scrutiny in various consumer forums
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