“During this period, no tenant should be evicted from their rented houses for non-payment of rents,” CMO Maharashtra
MUMBAI| On Friday Maharashtra government has ordered landlords in the state to postpone rent collection for the next three months. The order passed by the official states, no landlord will evict their tenant during this period.
Maharashtra Chief Minister office said today, “Landlords have been instructed to postpone rent collection by at least three months. During this period, no tenant should be evicted from their rented houses for non-payment of rents”. The state government also ordered strict action against those landlords who evict their tenants.
Maharashtra State Housing Department has issued instructions to landlords/ house owners to postpone rent collection by at least three months. During this period, no tenant should be evicted from the rented house due to non-payment of rent.#WarAgainstVirus pic.twitter.com/cOFsh0NDGD
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) April 17, 2020
An officials statement on this were not passed causing many tenets worried about they stay in the state. As Maharashtra has majority of immigrants across the nation and due to COVID-19 lack of income they were worried about their rents.
The official circular read, “Several people are faced with difficult financial situations. A large number of people are not able to pay their regular rents. Hence, rent recovery should be postponed for at least three months and no tenant be driven out for non-payment of rent”.
The state government today also ordered schools from forcing parents to pay school fees during coronavirus lockdown. The authorities have warned of action against those schools who put pressure on parents and students overpayment of school fees during the lockdown.
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