Relief for tenants, no increase in rent of cessed buildings

Published :
May 27, 2017, 2:30 am IST
The move would have affected lakhs of tenants staying in old buildings in south Mumbai.


Mumbai: In a breather for tenants residing in buildings under the erstwhile pagdi (rent) system, the state government has taken back and put on hold its proposal of increasing rent by almost 25 per cent as repair charges due to landlords from tenants. Tenants had opposed the rent hike, citing harassment by landlords in the name of repair works by arbitrarily increasing rent. This is the third time in the past two years that the state has put on hold its decision to increase rent by amending the Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999.

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Mumbai: Tenants of Pagdi buildings get respite, no rent hike

— By Sagar Pillai | May 27, 2017 08:00 am

Mumbai: In a major respite to the tenants of buildings that are under the Pagdi system, the state government has put on hold the decision to increase rents. This is the third time in the last two years that the government has delayed the decision on rent hike.

Earlier in 2015 and 2016, the state government had also put the decision of increasing the rent on hold.

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Pagdi tenants hold protest against Model Tenant law

Sat, 20 May 2017-12:21am , PTI

Hundreds of shopkeepers today took out a march in Chandni Chowk area alleging eviction of ‘pagdi tenants’ from their rented shops in the capital.

“More than 10,000 pagdi shops in Chandni Chowk are being evicted by land mafia and local politicians through false cases and livelihood of over 50 lakh people is under threat, while over 50,000 people are already unemployed,” Chandni Chowk Jila Vyapari Sangh said in a press statement.

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Objections and Suggestions to Draft Maharashtra Rent Control Rules, 2017 Section 11 of the Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999 (“Rent Act”).

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.

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New rules may require tenants to pay for repairs

| 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.

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State government proposes to tweak rent act

Published : Mar 21, 2017, 1:16 am IST

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.

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MbPT to appoint consultant to bring NY & Singapore to city waterfront

– ManthanK Mehta
Aug 16 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
Plan For Marina At Princess Docks Stays
The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) will soon appoint a consultant to prepare a plan and road map to transform the eastern waterfront into an attractive commercial and entertainment district, on the lines of New York and Singapore.MBPT has floated global bids to appoint the consultant almost 22 months after the Rani Jadhav committee on Mumbai port trust land development submitted its report.Mumbai port has 752ha, of which 709ha lies along the 14km length of the eastern waterfront. It extends from Sassoon Docks at Colaba to Wadala.
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BMC opens doors for redevelopment of 35,000 old buildings



The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has opened doors for redevelopment of over 35,000 old buildings that have exhausted their FSI and have no scope of further redevelopment.

The BMC will offer 40 per cent of the total built-up area (BUA) as an incentive to the housing societies. A society can use the proceeds from the sale of this incentive to meet the construction cost of their own building. They will not charge any kind of premium or extra cost for the same. This will only be applicable for buildings which are more than 30 years old.

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