Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DDA Housing Scheme 2014 opens - 25,034 flats on sale

Some announcements regarding new MHADA flats that will be available in 2014 - about 25,000 flats of which about 90% expected to be under EWS (pricing expected at between 7 and 11 lakhs).

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"We are offering 25,034 flats in the 2014 scheme out of which 22,627 would be one-bed room apartments." said Balvinder Kumar, Vice-chairman, DDA. 

"The 'DDA Housing Scheme 2014' would be open to applicants from September 1 and the last date to receive the application is October 9. The draw of lots would preferably be taken out within 20 days of the close of the scheme," a senior DDA official said, adding, applicants can also apply online. 

DDA for the first time has also introduced a five-year lock-in period for ownership of the flats, to cut out the middleman and reduce the scope of speculative buying. Interestingly, a senior official said that from now on, DDA will adopt a practice of announcing a housing scheme only when the flats are in "ready to move-in" condition. "Learning from past experience when flats could not be handed over to allottees even months after draws were held, and we faced a lot of criticism, this time we will announce dates only after ensuring that the flats are ready to move in," said a senior official.

Note that like most developers linked to state bodies and authorities, the DDA will be an automatically approved developer for MHFC. Hence, for housing loans on DDA flats, but only to buyers who are from the informal sector (those lacking salary slips or income tax returns to prove incomes) or financially excluded (who cannot get loans from other housing finance companies easily) - please contact us on 22660427 / 0069 or email us on contact@mhfcindia.com (website www.mhfcindia.com) after allotment and when a loan is required.