18 May 2010
I live in a Society which has 267 flats and 4 Row Houses (RH). Each RH has been sold by the builder/developer through two sale agreement units (101 and 201) and registered seperately. The municipality (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) has issued a single property tax bill to each of these RHs (considering the total area of units 101 and 201 together). Units 101 and 201 are connected through an internal staircase.
What should be the basis for charging Society maintenance bills? Should each RH (101 & 201) be considered as one unit (as has been done by MCGM) and be issued a single maintenance bill or should seperate bills be issued for units 101 and 201?
Each RH (101 and 201 together) is occupied by one family per RH. In case of two of the RHs, the sale units 101 and 201 are registered in different members of the same family, while in case of two other RHs, both 101 and 201 are registered in the names of same family members.