The Kondhwa Police has made it mandatory for every property/flat owner of all societies in Kondhwa to have tenancy agreement.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Santosh Sonawane, Senior Police Inspector, Kondhwa Police Station, said “From July 17, 2023, we have made tenancy agreement mandatory for all societies in Kondhwa. Background checks of all tenants is important whether the tenant is not involved in any illegal activities and so on. Hence, we are spreading awareness as well about submitting tenancy agreements for all tenants in Kondhwa. There shouldn’t be a single tenant in Kondhwa who is unknown to the Kondhwa police.”
As per information, under Section 24 of the Maharashtra Rent Act 1999 it is mandatory for every landlord to give the details of the tenant at the police station.
- Every house owner must submit the tenants’ information at the police station in time. If not submitted, a case under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code against the landlord will be registered.
- Without proper police verification of the tenant by the Chairman & Secretary of Society, the tenant should not be allowed to enter the society. If entry is given to the said tenant without police verification, legal action would be taken against them for which they will be responsible.
- A copy of online verification of the tenant must be submitted to the police station.
- Heavy deposit is not legal under Maharashtra Rent Act 1999.
Kondhwa Police Station appeals to all Kondhwa societies & house owners to strictly follow the guidelines & submit copies of tenancy agreement to the police from time to time whenever a tenant is allowed in a society.