RED ALERT – Draft Model Tenancy Act, 2015 – Landlords to demand ANY AMOUNT as rent.

The Union Government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has published the Draft Model Tenancy Act, 2015. The Draft Act may be downloaded here.

The said Act, if introduced by the Maharashtra Government, will repeal the Maharashtra Rent Control Act altogether.

The Act will allow landlords to demand any amount as rent from tenants. If a tenant does not agree to pay the said amount, the landlord will have the right to evict the tenant.

The net effect of this is that crores of people in Mumbai, Maharashtra and across India will be dis-housed, evicted and ruined.

This Draft Model Tenancy Act is far worse and far more unjust to tenants than the proposed amendment to the Maharashtra Rent Control Act which the State Government recently scrapped.


Justice for Tenants – Hindi Navbharat – June 8th 2015



Govt withdraws controversial clause from Draft Housing Policy – Hindi Hamara Mahanagar – June 8th 2015

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Houses are being built, but for whom? – Hindustan Times – June 8th 2015

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Relief for Mumbai Tenants – Divya Bhaskar – June 8th 2015 page 5

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CM assures no hike in rent for Mumbai tenants – Gujarati Gujarat Samachar – June 8th 2015



Govt withdraws controversial clause from Draft Housing Policy – Gujarati Mid day – June 8th 2015 – page 11

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Relief for SoBo tenants: State to scrap proposed rent control act – DNA – June 7th 2015

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Under fire, CM spikes move to hike property rentals – The Indian Express – June 7th 2015

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