The National consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) has held that stilt parking is part of common areas and facilities of the apartments and the builder has no right to sell them or raise any construction on the same. The builder can, however, recover its cost of construction from flat owners in proportion to the carpet area of their flats, the commission ruled. A two-member bench of the commission, comprising presiding member V K Jain and member B C Gupta, has relied on a Supreme Court ruling to this effect while dismissing an appeal by Pune firm Rohan Builders and Construction Pvt Ltd challenging an August 6, 2014 order by the Maharashtra state consumer disputes redressal commission. Through the impugned order, the state commission had upheld Pune district consumer disputes redressal forum’s May 31, 2013 order that directed the builder to construct a scheme in Kothrud as per the building layout plan approved by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and to pay Rs 25,000 compensation and Rs 3,000 cost to the Rohan Garden Cooperative Housing Society. The builder was also directed to execute a conveyance deed for the entire property in favour of the society within three months.