Representation for Not implementing Model Tenancy Act in Mumbai

Representation for Not implementing Model Tenancy Act in Mumbai
11/06/2021 , by , in News/Views

A delegation of Shiv Sena leaders met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and urged him not to implement the Model Tenancy Act, passed by the Union Cabinet, in Maharashtra.

Claiming the Act will have an adverse impact on the 25 lakh tenants in Mumbai, the delegation handed over a letter, signed by state Transport Minister Anil Parab, MP and party’s chief spokesperson Arvind Sawant, MP and party secretary Anil Desai and a few others, to Thackeray.

“There is no need for a new Act to regulate rent. For that, the existing Bombay Rent Act and Maharashtra Rent Control Act is competent and complete. The rent Act should be in the interest of tenants but legislation proposed by the Centre is “exactly the opposite of it”. The issue falls under the purview of the state’s jurisdiction and there is no need for the Centre to interfere in it,” the letter stated

Model Tenancy Act, which was approved by the Union Cabinet earlier this month, seeks to streamline the process of renting property in India and aid the rent economy in the estate sector. Sena MPs protested against the proposed law. Party MP Rahul Shewale also wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to cancel the proposed legislation.

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