1. We have perused the draft Maharashtra Rent Control Rules, 2017 (“the Draft Rules”). At the outset, we must point out that the Draft Rules have been framed without consultation or intimation to any tenants or tenant organizations, who have a vital interest in them. It is also curious to note that the Draft Rules have been framed without any clear discernable object behind them, and with no apparent need. We would be interested in knowing at whose initiative the Draft Rules were framed.
Prafulla Marapakwar| TNN | Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 05.37 AM IST
MUMBAI: The housing department led by senior BJP politician Prakash Mehta has published the draft rent control rules to provide for a rise in rent on account of improvements or structural alterations, special additions to premises or amenity addition.
It has given the procedure for temporary increase of rent on account of special or structural repairs and the procedure for fixing standard rents.
Landlords of buildings under pagdi system can increase rent by 25 per cent in case of repair work.
Mumbai: The state housing department has proposed an increase in the rent for tenants residing in building under the pagdi system by amending the Maharashtra Rent control Act, 1999.
As per the amendment, the landlord will be allowed to increase the rent by 25 per cent if he or she carried out repair works.