Housing Society Rules

Managing Housing Society Allotment of Flats in West Bengal

The proposed name of the Society should also be discussed and the agreement to be entered with the land owner needs to be considered. Further, under Rule 125 of the WBCS Rules 2011, the Chief Promoter of the Society needs to open a bank account to be operated jointly along with the Chairman or, in absence of any of them, the Vice-Chairman and the Treasurer together with the other available and submit such document alongwith updated statement of accounts (receipts and payments) to the Registrar alongwith the application for registration.

Allotment of Flats in Co-operative Housing Society in West Bengal

Under Rule 130 of Rules, 2011, allotment of plots or flats has to be decided according to the principles and policies adopted in the first general meeting of the Society.

Plots or flats can be allotted in a housing co-operative by draw of lots or by calling subscriptions in accordance with the bye-laws of the society. To enable the housing society allotment of flats, you should seek help from a co-operative society lawyer who has experience in dealing with property matters in West Bengal.

You need to get the building plan sanctioned by the local authority and thereafter you can have members joining the society. There is no requirement to have all the members joining in the process of registration of the Housing Society. You just need 8 members. Once the Housing Society is formed it can buy the land and get the plan sanctioned. Thereafter you may float any scheme of lottery or advertisements to sell the flats.

For more information about Co-operative Housing Society information and advice check with a local property lawyer in West Bengal. A flat allotment dispute lawyer who has known about flat allotment disputes in West Bengal can guide you better. You may also contact us here for early relief in all your co-operative housing society matters in West Bengal and Kolkata.

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  1. Respected Sir, 12/07/2023

    The problem I’m writing about has now gone far beyond the small to the massive housing complex.
    Because small to big, all the housing here has to be governed by The West Bengal Apartment Ownership Act, 1972 – which is governed by voluntary work.
    Even if a professional agency is appointed for the day-to-day management of the housing accommodation, the participation of the apartment owners in the main Owners Committee is mandatory.
    Practically no one is ideologically interested to volunteer for the management of the housing complex these days.
    As a result, baring a few, no housing association can be found outside of those problems. Vested interests are developing, corruption is being tolerated.
    Most of the ordinary members are also not willing to volunteer so they are not willing to join the management committee of housing association.
    As a result, the idea of equal rights for all is being disrupted.
    Those who buy flats for investment do not live in them and most do not pay monthly maintenance charges regularly. Several people rent out flats, in all cases organizational activities are disrupted. Under all these circumstances, housing management becomes difficult.
    Today’s society “discourages volunteering for others.”
    As a result, the apartment ownership law is misfit with today’s social life. Respective Competent Authority has failed to update the related laws as per state of condition.
    You shed light on the matter and advise .

    1. Hello,
      It is correct that the committee members of the managing board are doing their work on behalf of the apartment owners. However, a good management board can initiate processes to manage the units better. You should also have a lawyer on board to help you with day-to-day affairs that may arise in such matters. If you need any specific help, do consult our office at 9748072548.

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