The Indian Competition Authority dismisses abuse of dominance allegations against a retirement home company due to lack of dominance, but notes the parties may direct their grievances to sectoral regulators (Ashiana Housing)

KEY POINTS Within the real estate sector, different categories of residential properties are not necessarily substitutable and therefore form separate relevant markets. Further, certain industrial practices though not within the realm of the CCI may require regulatory intervention. BRIEF FACTS Mr. Devinder Sharma (a resident of Ashiana Utsav, a retirement home built by Ashiana Housing) filed an information against Ashiana Housing Limited (“Ashiana Housing”) and Ashiana Maintenance Service LLP (“Ashiana Maintenance”), collectively (“Ashiana”). The informant stated that there

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