Maharashtra BJP MLA says govt will not accept Centre's Model Rent Control Act

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Mumbai, Jul 23: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA  from South Mumbai Raj Purohit, on Monday evening, said the Maharashtra government will not accept the Centre’s Model Rent Control Act. The MLA who holds a cabinet rank, at a meeting called by the Confederation of Tenants of Mumbai South at the Garware Club House assured tenants that the Act would not come into force. 

As reported in TOI, Purohit said, “There is a clause in the Centre’s Model Rent Control Act that gives the state government the choice to either opt or not opt for the Central Act. The Maharashtra Rent Control Act is adequate and chief minister is pro-tenant. We will not accept the Centre’s Act.” 
Purohit who had steered the state Rent Control Act was not happy on the Act being mentioned in the Finance Bill.  The MLA said bureaucrats convinced union finance minister that it would generate a revenue of Rs 4,000 crore, “We will convince the Centre that the government is more important than Rs 4000 crore,” he said.   The MLA whose assembly constituency Mumbadevi, predominantly comprises of tenanted buildings said he would have good news for the residents of tenanted buildings in the next fortnight.  
"Government Resolutions will be issued making it mandatory for a tripartite agreement between the landlord, developer and MHADA who will represent the tenants. Also, a developer will be allowed to redevelop a property only after he deposits rent for three years in an Escrow account,” Purohit said.  

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  • Mrs. Shumana Pathare, Chembur, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 29 2019

    Tenants want to live free of cost they are hardly paying anything to landlords and the archaic laws don't allow landlords to increase the rent due to which buildings are collapsing. It is illegal to stay without an agreement, there has to be a agreement and it has to be registered. If model law is not accepted by Maharashtra State many buildings are going to collapse and politicians are to be blamed for people's death.

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  • Vidisha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 23 2019

    Tenants pay peanuts as rent and want all the facilities they don't want to shell out money for repairs and expect the landlord to repair the building. They want everything for free and these politicians are only pleasing them for votes nothing else. Tax payers money used. People staying in CHS have to pay hugh monthly bills. Govt. should make these people also to pay some amount only then they will know the value.

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  • Vanisha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 23 2019

    Many Tenants, specially in Maharashtra, have paid pugree as there was 'no ownership act' in 50s and 60s.
    Landlords have earned several times over as the pugree tenants changed hands.
    Rents are not frozen & rise 4 percent every year.
    Besides, water charges, property taxes are also paid by tenants. Tenants in mahim pay nearly 2000 to 3000 Now. Marine drive tenants pay 10,000 or more.
    Most tenants have paid pacs in repair.
    It's time for Housing for all and tenants should be made owners !!

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