Maharashtra Housing Minister Dr. Jitendra Awhad announced that henceforth no prior permission or no objection certificate (NOC) from a cooperative housing society would be necessary for owners wanting to sell/rent out their flats.
This would enable the owners to conduct his/her rental/sale transactions without hassles or delays and prevent harassment by the society committees to green signal such proposals.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
“We have come to know that many housing societies discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, religion, community, vegetarians and don’t permit the owners to sell/rent out their properties,” Dr. Awhad said.
He pointed out how in some societies or localities dominated by any particular community, certain communities are barred in the name of preferring only ‘vegetarians’, or preventing Dalits and Other Backward Classes, which is leading to increasing hatred among the people.
MANAGING COMMITTEE, A FICTIONAL GOVERNMENT WITH FICTIONAL RULES
He said that as per the by-laws, the society’s permissions are not required for owners to either sell/hire out their homes, yet many managing committees are insisting on their clearance.
“Now, if the owner wishes to sell-rent out his flat, he/she will not need the society’s NOC,” Dr. Awhad declared, justifying it on grounds of Mumbai being a leading cosmopolitan city in the world and such tactics were sullying the image of the country’s financial capital.
ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED BUT
A government resolution is awaited to strengthen the same.
A good move.
Information Source: News Articles & Dr. Jitendra Awhad’s Twitter account.