CH&PA seeking avenues to repossess developers’ land

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) has sought legal advice on repossessing lands given out by the previous Administration to developers who have failed to honour their contractual agreements.A partially developed housing area on the East Bank of DemeraraCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkan said that advice has been sought from the Attorney General’s Chambers “to see what efforts towards repossessing a number of those areas, if it may be necessary”. The Minister made the announcement during a press conference late last week.Minister Bulkan explained that the CH&PA was in talks with the developers and repossession would only occur if engagements and discussions indicated that the developers could not complete the infrastructural works and housing units that they had committed to under the Agreement of Sale.The Minister stated that the present Administration was disappointed over the lack of progress made since the lands were sold.“It is clear that the commitments that were given by a number of those private developers to develop new housing areas and the allocations that they would have received, that there is very little progress to show in those areas,” Bulkan said.The CH&PA recently indicated that there were no available house lots in Region Four to allocate to persons. Minister within the Communities Ministry, Valerie Sharpe-Patterson, who has responsibility for housing, noted that the Government would be investing in housing units.last_img

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