If you have any problem with your builder, and plan to approach the Andhra Pradesh State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (APSCDRC), then make sure that your complaint reaches the body within two years, because as per consumer laws, all complaints filed after the period will not be admitted.

This important piece of the consumer laws was what settled a dispute on December 6 between Amsri Central Court Owners and Residents Welfare Association, Amsri Central Court, which filed a complaint against AMSRI Builders, the construction company, which built the former a building at Old Lancer Lines in Secunderabad in 2008.

The bench which heard the complaint at the APSCDRC dismissed the case as the complaint came four years after issued cropped up between the parties.

Valid reason

However, a provision exists in the Act, which will enable a complaint to be filed after two years if the complainant satisfies the district Forum, and the State Commission, that he or she had a valid reason cause for not filing the complaint within the period, it said.