GHMC Complaints Registration Modes
- 040-21111111 (For Emergency Dial 100)
- GHMC App.
- GHMC Twitter.
- Grievance Redressal System.
- 1 Is it a criminal offence to build without planning permission?
- 2 Is cutting trees illegal in Hyderabad?
- 3 What to do if builder is cheating?
- 4 How do I report building work without planning permission?
- 5 What to do if you are unhappy with a tradesman?
- 6 Do I have to pay a builder for poor work?
How do I complain about tree cutting in Hyderabad?
GHMC Enquiries – By the suggestion of Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) KT Rama Rao, the government has put up a cell at the GHMC head office to receive the complaints and address them.
The GHMC also changed its system related to complain redressal. With this modern updation, the person who raised the complaint only can close it, unlike earlier, when the GHMC official members or staff could close it. The complaints will be more during monsoons due to the water clogging, fallen branches, fallen towers, etc. You can even call 040-21111111 to register the complaint.
Is it a criminal offence to build without planning permission?
A breach of planning control is not usually a criminal offence, however, carrying out unauthorised works to a listed building, the unauthorised display of advertisements or damage to a protected tree may involve a criminal offence.
What is considered as illegal construction?
Private chapel in Żebbuġ, Gozo, Malta, constructed illegally as part of a residential development project Illegal construction (also known as illegal building or illegal housing ) is construction work (or the result of such) without a valid construction permit,
Besides the potential technical hazards on uncontrolled construction sites and in finished buildings, illegal building activity can be a major environmental violation when the works encroach upon preserve areas like nature reserves, Likewise, illegal building can have serious political implications when it is practiced as landgrabbing or for illegal settling in foreign territories (see e.g.
International law and Israeli settlements ). Illegal building can be the consequence of a combination of urbanization, overpopulation, homelessness and poverty in which case expanding slums, Shanty towns or similar will result. On the other hand, illegal building activity may be due to profitable speculation with and exploitation of valuable real property,
Demand for mass tourism accommodation ( hotels, etc.) as well as its counterpart, individualistic luxury retreats for the very rich are visible drivers of such speculation. Similar motivation may come from incentives connected with the illegal construction of great shopping malls or similar on greenfield land,
Even construction works with apparently valid permits can be a result of bribery, In some cases it can be observed that legal or tolerated settlements are later declared illegal by governmental institutions in order to make room for more lucrative investments or simply for political demonstration purposes (see e.g.
How long can construction disputes go on for?
Contract – The general position is that limitation runs from the date on which the cause of action accrues, typically the date of practical completion of the works. A simple contract allows a claim to be brought up to six years after practical completion of the works.
What is the punishment to cut a tree?
Section 33 Indian Forest Act –
Penalties for acts in contravention of notification under section 30 Any person who- fells any tree reserved under section 30, or strips off the bark or leaves from, or otherwise damages, any such tree; permits cattle to damage any such tree ; shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both. Is it punishable to cut trees even at my own premises? Yes, according to Indian Forest Act, the penalty for cutting down a tree is Rs.10,000 or 3 months imprisonment, This punishment may extend up to one year under various state acts. But in some cases like where a tree is blocking your way, whose branches are spreading to your house or blocking hoardings, you need to take a clearance from the Forest department, before cutting that tree,
Is cutting trees illegal in Hyderabad?
For representational purposes HYDERABAD: The Tree Protection Committee (TPC), set up by the State government, urged citizens to take its permission before felling trees in Rangareddy, Hyderabad and Medchal-Malkajgiri districts. If any person or institution intends to fell or translocate any tree existing on their land, they have to apply for permission for such felling or translocation of trees on the tgfmis.com module, as per the WALTA Act, 2005, the TPC said.
- After obtaining the required permission from the authorised authority only, the required trees can be felled.
- However, it has come to the notice of the TPC that the trees are being felled without obtaining such permissions, which is illegal and a punishable offence, as per law,” the TPC chairperson said.
Even if one wants to fell trees on their land, a permission from the concerned authority must be sought.
Can I force my Neighbour to cut his tree?
We are commonly asked by homeowners if they can force their neighbours to prune back nuisance trees or hedges near their property. – Unfortunately, in most cases the answer to this is NO! You have a common law right to prune back parts of a tree or hedge growing over the boundary into your property (subject to any legal restrictions being overcome first such as Tree Preservation Orders or conservation areas) but you cannot compel the owner of the trees or hedge to carry out this work or pay for it.
- As a general rule you have no legal right to a view which has been obscured by your neighbour’s trees.
- If your neighbour owns an evergreen hedge close to your property you can make a formal complaint to your Local Planning Authority (LPA) under the High Hedges legislation as set out in Part 8 of the Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003.
There is usually a charge for this process. The LPA will consider the complaint using standard government guidance set out in a document called Hedge Height and Light Loss. If your complaint is successful the LPA will determine an Action Height to which the height of the hedge must be reduced.
AA Tree Protections Brief Guide Over the Garden Hedge (DCLG website) Hedge Height and Light Loss (DCLG website) More detailed information on TPOs: www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-preservation-orders-and-trees-in-conservation-areas#Flowchart-1-Making-and-confirming-TPO
If your neighbour’s tree or hedge is dangerous and is a hazard to your property then there is action that can usually be taken. In this situation you could contact us for further advice. It is always better to settle a dispute about trees amicably and it is recommended that you try to resolve it by talking to your neighbours first.
What to do if builder is cheating?
In the instant matter, where the builder has cheated you or the devleoper has made false promises, the buyer can file a criminal case under Indian Penal Code, 1860 for cheating, breach of contract, for delivery of poor quality of construction. At the same time, you can also file a consumer complaint on the ground of deficiency of services.
Delay in possession or nondelivery of flats come with the ambit of deficiency of services. Consumer courts have slapped huge penalties in various matters and assured that the possession of flat is given at the earliest or the entire amount is refunded along with interest and compensation. Consumer courts have awarded exemplary compensation like 65 lakhs along with 18% interest as compensation in the matter of Unitech, Jaypee group was penalized with 12% annual penalty with respect to its NOIDA project.
It is very important that you consult a lawyer in such matters and send a legal notice. A well drafted legal notice, covering all the points can draw the case in your favour. Also, an experienced lawyer in such matters will ensure that you get the possession of your house along with compensation for cheating and delayed possession.
How do I report building work without planning permission?
To report a planning breach in your area, you should write to the council’s planning office and include: address of the land or property where breach happened. development activity or action breaching planning control. date and time when activity happened or began.
What to do if you are unhappy with a tradesman?
What if the trader charges more than expected? – It largely comes down to whether they gave you a quote or an estimate. They can’t charge you more than has been quoted unless there’s a good reason. For example, if they warned you that they’d need to do extra work.
If it was an estimate and the final bill was a lot higher than expected, this can be queried. The final price should be reasonable – although what constitutes ‘reasonable’ isn’t always clear. Getting a second opinion from another tradesman is a good starting point. They may reassure you that the price is reasonable for the work carried out or tell you if it’s been inflated.
Either way, if you’re unhappy with the price then discuss it with the trader. Let them know what you think is reasonable – preferably in writing. Chances are you have to negotiate with them to reach an agreement. And remember, it’s always good practice to get a number of different quotes before hiring a tradesperson.
Do I have to pay a builder for poor work?
Withholding payment for poor quality building work – Refusing to pay for bad building work is a complex issue. Legally, a customer cannot refuse to pay a builder for works completed. If they do so, the builder will be within their rights to take the customer to court.
- If this happens, a customer should seek legal advice to prepare to defend the claim by proving that the work was substandard.
- In most cases, it should be possible to come to an agreement without going to court.
- Builders are responsible for putting right any jobs that are poorly done or were not part of the original agreement.
The law also states that a customer can withhold a reasonable amount of money on a building job. For example, a customer can withhold payment for a poorly installed light fitting on a full property rewire. They cannot, however, refuse to pay for other associated works, only the cost to rectify the specific problem.