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Moin Bora (Clerk)     26 May 2011

New landlord increased rent more than 4% rent

We are the tenant for last 60 years. Two years ago our building went under complete renovation. The renovation expenses were borne by the tenants only. On completion the building ownership was transferred to a new landlord. The new landlord increased the rent by more than 4% of Standard rent as prescribed under Maharashtra Rent Control Act, saying it was increased on account of increase in government taxes. We requested to the new landlord to provide us the explanation for increase in rent. He said it will take couple of months and asked us to pay the increased rent. We paid him the increased rent thinking he will provide explanation. After that he insisted that we will have to keep paying the rent which he collected from us. He did not provide any explanation of increased rent and kept saying if you don't want to pay rent as per his will, we must pay in the court.

What could be the remedies in this case? The new landlord is not accepting the rent. Can he evict on the grounds of non payment of rent as per his will? What, if old rent is paid through cheques by registered AD or money order?

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Tripti Nagwekar (Owner)     12 September 2012

You file the case against landlord under section 10 of  Maharashtra rent control act for increasing the standard rent without court fixation.

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