|# Project Details|
The project "GardenCity" by DLF is located at Thalambur, Chennai.
A total of about 3493 residential units is planned to be constructed
in Stilt+19 floors.
The residential units are to come up in 41 blocks.
Online Communities (Groups/Portals) for Owners of DLF GardenCity include..
Google Groups :
Orkut Community :
This Map of DLF GardenCity shows the location of the project.
Other details :
Total Project Area : 53.5 acres
Floor Rise Charges : Rs.30/floor/SQFT from 4th floor.
PSBB Millennium School within the residential community.
For further details, kindly refer to the project's web-page.
Images :(Click to view larger image)
Project Webpage : DLF - GardenCity details
Related : Buses / Trains connecting Thalambur
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:Discussion on DLF GardenCityThu Feb 19, 2009 09:05 AM|
|Discuss about DLF GardenCity project in this thread
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:CNBC-TV18 : DLF's Chennai Garden City project on rocky groundsMon Feb 23, 2009 12:31 PM|
|From the Money Control article published on Tue, Feb 10, 2009..
Read the complete article here..
At the DLF booth in the recently concluded Fairpro '09 exhibition (in Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam), the DLF representative informed me that around 1600 units where available for sale, out of around 3400 units planned for construction.
When I enquired about the news on delays and if the completion date given in the pamphlet (June 2011) is a revised one, taking into account the current delays, he informed that this was the date given initially and it has not been revised and that current delays were already factored during the start of the project and that there will be no issues in completing the project within the target completion date.
Hope this project comes out of "rocky grounds", at least for the sake of more than 1700 families who have already invested into this project.
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:CNBC-TV18 : DLF placates buyers from pulling out of Chennai projectTue Feb 24, 2009 01:35 AM|
|An update from MoneyControl, published on Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 12:55
Seems 100 people have already pulled out, as per the article.
Not sure of the steps DLF is now taking ?!
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:Discussion on DLF GardenCityTue Feb 24, 2009 02:01 AM|
|Wow..This is amazing !!
DLF has announced that is slashing the prices at its GardenCity project on OMR.
CHENNAI: Shaking up the city's realty market, DLF on Monday announced a hefty price cut, ranging from Rs 3.6 lakh to Rs 12.6 lakh, for its residential project Gardencity - on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).
This news is going to have further repercussions in the real estate sector in Chennai (and of course India), with the net effect of apartments becoming more affordable !!
This also shows what the new gen collaboration tools can make happen.
(My guess is..) This is the Google Group which made this happen..
As of today, the stats say that there are about 68 emails shared per day, in this group. When I checked yesterday it was some 58 or something. The spike shows the increased activity today.
Good show people !!
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:DLF Garden City Rate Cuts Not Enough, Considering Exit OfferWed Feb 25, 2009 10:58 AM|
|Economic Times now reports that despite the rate cuts announced by DLF for its Garden City project in Semmanchery (near OMR, Chennai), buyers are still considering the exit offer from DLF.
One of the buyer seems to have commented on the TOI article "Builder slashes apartment prices on OMR" (which reported the price cuts), says that
"GC google group members core demands have not been met and also this reduction is not even close to bangalore and hyderabad DLF projects. Everybody had expected atleast 20% from the soft launch price. Disappointed and will exit from the project."
From : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/opinions/4179669.cms [timesofindia.indiatimes.com]
According to buyers, the 13-month inordinate delay and launch of the project without proper sanctions had driven many away. DLF's recent mail to the buyers claims to have got the DTCP approvals and that it will start the process of signing Apartment Buyers' agreements very soon. It also claims that it can complete the construction by April 2011, as was initially planned.
The latest article is available here..
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:Discussion on DLF GardenCitySat Mar 07, 2009 04:03 AM|
|The New Indian Express calls the members of the DLF Google Group as "Internet Hobos", creating a lot of responses from the group members, ranging from explaining their side of the story to thrashing the article for such one-sided view..
Internet hobos stalk DLFFirst Published : 06 Mar 2009 03:28:00 AM IST
Selected comments posted as responses to the articles..
Dear Sir, since I did not know the exact meaning of the word "hobo", I quickly searched on Google and found the following definition: "tramp: a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums" ". I really feel that this is not acceptable and this reporter owes an apology to the members of our group for branding us as such. We are all well educated, decent people trying protect our interests in a fair manner. We can explain our point of view if you can give us a chance. As Mr.Ram has pointed out, you would have access to all or email ids and should contact all of us to understand our profiles and then you will definitely not term us as "hobos".
The way in which the article writes of DLF's K.P.Singh meeting with the PM Manmohan Singh, in the article also creates an impression about the author being in a more favorable position towards DLF...
In the meantime, the DLF’s K P Singh was the only real estate representative among a group of Industry bigwigs invited to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the financial crisis and its impact on India. “This was the first time in 62 years somebody from the realty sector was given the honour, putting the stamp of ‘Industry’ on the sector,” says K K Raman, head-homes, DLF, Chennai.
The following comment consolidates the issues the buyers have with DLF...
Being active part of the group, lemme give you the true picture: Speculators us? We are negotiating with DLF to work our amicable terms, which is why no criminal suit has been filed yet. DLF has been stalling us saying they are working out an amicable way, a fair option which we want to pursue so you should understand why no case has been field yet. You should have come and taken names, addresses, phone numbers of people who participated in a meeting organized at Taj hotel last Sunday and then u can decide on calling us FACELESS. Why would DLF hold talk with faceless people? Well this fight just got bigger.
The full article and the other comments can be read at : Express Buzz [expressbuzz.com]
Builders and the sections of conventional media need to come to terms with the new trend of online collaboration.
About ten years ago, one might not know their neighbors well until they move into their new apartment. But now the penetration of internet has enabled people to collaborate even before they buy apartments in the project. This is part of the growing trend and cannot be stopped by builders, even if they want to. The best approach will be accept it as reality and work with a open mindset.
That is the reason we, at PlaceToLive.in, have online collaboration details listed as part of the project details. Information includes Portal of Owners Association (ResidentialCommunity.in), Mailing Lists (Google Groups, Yahoo! Groups) and Social Networking Groups (Orkut Communities and Facebook Groups).
For DLF we have listed
Google Groups : http://groups.google.com/group/dlf-gardencity [groups.google.com]
Orkut Community : http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=62668533 [orkut.co.in]
If you want your project details as part of PlaceToLive.in, kindly send a mail to email@example.com or use our Feedback Form [placetolive.in].
Last-Updated by : r.rajkumar on Sat Mar 07, 2009 09:04 AM
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:DLF starts refunds to buyers ; 561 of 1800 in queue, say buyersFri Mar 20, 2009 02:34 AM|
|LiveMint reports that DLF has started to issue refund to buyers who have wanted to exit the Garden City project at Semmancheri, off OMR in Chennai. The refunds are reportedly made via cheques routed through direct selling agents of DLF. One such buyer quotes to have received his full payment of Rs.5.21 lakhs via a cheque from Dream Castle, which is a direct selling agent of DLF.
To get a clarity on the number of buyers wanting a refund, the group members have conducted a poll among the Google Group members to arrive at the total number who have actually asked for a refund - 561. DLF is said to have expected less than 100.
DLF has denied that it is refunding to all the buyers who have submitted exit letters.
Read the full article at LiveMint [livemint.com].
From the face of whatever DLF is saying, it seems it is going to refund to only very buyers, and that too on a case by case basis. Buyers need to be careful and study the project well before deciding to invest into projects, so as to avoid having to hear..
BSCPL launches mega township near DLF Garden City at 2500/sqft [placetolivein.blogspot.com]
Last-Updated by : r.rajkumar on Fri Mar 20, 2009 02:36 AM
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:DLF tries to answer a few questions via Express BuzzWed Mar 25, 2009 01:41 AM|
|DLF tries to answer a few questions on the Garden City project, via The New Indian Express [expressbuzz.com]
>> 3. Club which was lifetime free at time of booking turned out to be 2 year annual payments . Ask them why?
>> (MoneyControl) Also; clubhouse facilities, which DLF claimed were exclusively for buyers' use, is now being thrown open to outsiders as well.
On the issue of operational model of the club, Raman said that limited period membership gets linked to ownership of the apartment and was therefore beneficial to the operation of the club.(Frankly though, I cannot comprehend how that addresses the issues raised : 2 years memberships given instead of lifetime and open for outsiders instead of being exclusive).
>> 4. A 5 acre forest land inside the complex was shown in initial brochures by DLF to be their own. Now we've discovered that it belongs to a freedom fighter whom they are trying to buy it off from. Is this legal? It is clear .. I don't want to call the number.
Last, on the question mark on the "5 acres within the site", Raman said that "parcel of land does not form part of the existing project" though the company was in the process of acquiring that piece of land.
>> 5. A short 2KM, 60 ft approach road to the project was promised. Now it seems people will have to travel another 16 km additionally each day. Clear breach of misleading and amounts to breach of contract if any.
"We are waiting for some unauthorized construction along the road to be demolished, as soon as that’s carried out by the authorities, the approach road would be broadened to 60 feet," a DLF executive at the site told The New Indian Express.
>> 8. DLF claims we are speculators/investors. We are infact end users.
>> (LiveMint) To get a clarity on the number of buyers wanting a refund, the group members have conducted a poll among the Google Group members to arrive at the total number who have actually asked for a refund - 561. DLF is said to have expected less than 100.
"The majority of the customers who had booked apartments in Gardencity are endusers and they have appreciated and benefited from the attractive price rebate that DLF announced recently." Raman said the remaining 150 or so who have sought exit would be allowed to do so in a planned manner as DLF was keen to see only end-users ending up owning homes in Gardencity DLF-OMR.
>> (MoneyControl) buyers want an Undivided Share of Land clause to be signed by the company.
"There are various risks attached to the undivided share sale and construction contract route. We feel it is in the overall interest of the project and customer that a consolidated conveyance of the apartment, parking rights and undivided share of land is done after receipt of the certificate for use and occupation of the buildings, as we have indicated in the application form."
Last-Updated by : r.rajkumar on Wed Mar 25, 2009 01:50 AM
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:Around 300 Buyers converge at DLF office seeking refund - DLF agrees !!Sun Mar 29, 2009 02:50 AM|
|In what seems be a response to the denial mode of DLF, claiming that only few speculators were wanting to exit its Garden City project at Semmanchery, off OMR in Chennai, around 300 buyers wanting to exit the project had converged at the DLF office on Saturday evening (28 March 2009) and refused to leave the premises until they got a written assurance that their money would be refunded.
DLF is said to have agreed to refund the money and to have assured that the refund process will start from 1st April 2009 (April Fools' day ?!!) and will be completed before 30 September 2009. The refunds will be made in the order in which DLF had received the exit letters.
As per earlier reports [placetolive.in], the total number of buyers seeking to exit the DLF Garden City project was 561 - out of 1800 who had booked for an apartment in the project. The total apartments in the DLF Garden City project is 3493 apartments.
Read the full article at
DLF customers gang up, pressurise developer to commit refund [economictimes.indiatimes.com]
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:Express Buzz : DLF finally bends before buyers’ exit demandsSun Mar 29, 2009 01:51 PM|
|The New Indian Express adds..
The Express Buzz article [expressbuzz.com] also includes a photo of the action at DLF office.
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:DLF offers further discount of Rs.200/SQFTMon Apr 06, 2009 01:14 AM|
|LiveMint's Shabana Hussain reports that DLF has sent out letters to its buyers of DLF Garden City project, offering a further discount of Rs.200/SQFT for timely agreements and payments. And, this is in addition to the price reduction done recently.
The offer is supposed to be applicable for buyers who sign their agreements before April 30, 2009.
Read the news at LiveMint [livemint.com]
|# r.rajkumar Post Subject:DLF mulls apartment resale to refund buyersFri Apr 17, 2009 05:00 AM|
|DLF may resell apartment units which were booked by customers who now want to exit its projects, and if there is going to be a loss in such a resale deal, it is likely to be transferred to those wanting to exit. DLF also plans to charge a penalty, since the customers had already entered into a 3-year contract with DLF to purchase the apartment unit and now want to exit within a year.
The article quotes analyst opinion that such a resale is likey to reduce the rates by 10 to 15 per cent.
Read the news at MSN News [news.in.msn.com]
In normal cases, when a new apartment is sold by a builder, the UDS alone is registered at the Sub-Registrar's office (at the guideline value of the land), while the buyer enters an construction agreement with the builder. In case of resale, the complete value of the apartment is to be registered in the sale deed, driving up the registration and stamp duty charges.
As per earlier reports on the UDS issue in DLF Garden City [placetolive.in], DLF had not taken the UDS + construction agreement route. So, the the implications on the stamp duty front for the proposed resale is not very clear.
|# thizhari Post Subject:Discussion on DLF GardenCityWed Aug 29, 2012 10:08 AM|
|Has anyone occupied in phase 1 ? feedback please....i m interested to buy 2bhk if any one is selling
|# tnpillai Post Subject:Discussion on DLF GardenCityWed Jun 12, 2013 11:10 AM|
|I have just taken possession in tower 35 a 3 BD apt.I am yet to be compensated for the delay. Definitely, DLF has negotiated with quality-may be they are finanacially in a very bad state. They have claimed extrra 241 sqft. plus infrastructure charges and so on. I had to pay Rs 11 Lakhs to take possession. The DLF correspondences are threatening type. Perhaps some Finance guys are shining= not understanding the truth.New buyers must watch carefully. There is a forum approaching the consumer court for a lot of unfair charges and approach. Promised short road to main is not found. Firm price offered is now twisted.
|# tnpillai Post Subject:Discussion on DLF GardenCity, omr, CHENNAISun Jul 28, 2013 10:21 AM|
|I have taken possession in May 2013. In the course of taking possession, I nrequested the marketing guy to identify me the parking lot, which I have paid Rs 1.25 Lakhs covered / stilt car park. Marketing guy mentioned that parking space allotted commencing with letter C is not existing. As per court ruling the open / stilt car parks are not to be sold. I have started reminding DLF to reallocate. Finally they have submitted current ruling price and indicated that I have to pay additional Rs 1.75 lakhs..The non availability of car park was never informed prior to possession. And when highlighted to DLF, they are demanding latest price for the car park, although I am a old customer waiting from 2009.This is besides additional area claims and additional charges / fees / taxes paid to govt? Under this account roughly about Rs 10 lakhs is claimed extra. I wish to know if there are similar cases. I am tnpillai Available on mob 8056029110 firstname.lastname@example.org, as well Please share