A person purchases a flat and pays 100% of the flat's value including all other formalities. In return, the builder provides possession but not the registry.

What's next? The Buyer is not interested in money but registry.

  • Paul, what does bankruptcy/insolvency have to do with this situation? Is the builder insolvent/bankrupt?
    – sharur
    Jun 14, 2018 at 22:07
  • Yes, Amrapali has filed insolvency
    – paul
    Jun 18, 2018 at 5:34

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In the US (and, as this is an old Common Law concept, the UK), a court can order "specific performance" (also sometimes called "replevin"), where a party can be compelled to perform specified actions, generally to the completion of a contract. Since you have completed your end of the contract, and they are apparently refusing to do their end, you may have a lawsuit for breach-of-contract.

Since British Law has some influence on Indian Law, this remedy may be available to you.

One complication that I see, is that their ability to transfer the registration to you may be blocked by insolvency/bankruptcy, if the registration has value and if they have unpaid creditors.

I would recommend talking to an Indian lawyer concerning a breach-of-contract lawsuit (and mention to them that your goal is to obtain the registration, rather than monetary compensation), and to explore your options.

Source: https://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/business-contracts-forms/what-is-specific-performance-as-a-legal-remedy.html

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