Renting a flat in Mumbai? Get police verification done via courier

Decision taken to prevent estate agents from fleecing tenants and landlords under the pretext of seeking police clearance

In an attempt to prevent estate agents from fleecing tenants and their landlords, by charging exorbitant amounts under the pretext of securing police clearance, the city police seem to have devised a solution to keep greedy agents at bay.

It has been learnt that tenants and landlords seeking verification will no longer have to visit a police station. Instead, any of them can collect a form available at the nearest police station, fill in the required details and submit it personally or send it by speed post or courier.

However, the tenant or landlord will have to furnish the receipt for the mail he/she has sent whenever asked by the police.

A police officer said, “Estate agents tarnish our image by lying to their clients about the tedious verification process for which they’ll be required to visit the police station numerous times.”

Confirming the development, Joint CP (Law and Order) Deven Bharti said, “No NOC is required for leave and licence agreements, only police verification is enough.

Neither the landlord, nor the tenant is required to visit a police station personally. All they have to do is mention the information asked for in the form and courier it to the police station.”

  • CHANDRASHEKAR30-Jun-2016

    Is this guidelines applicable to Navi Mumbai also, since I have a flat in Navi Mumbai and rented out to software engineers

  • G S Khobrekar09-Mar-2017

    They still insist on personally visiting the police station. Also they have introduced some clauses such as licence for keeping paying guests. Such a licence does not exist. And under the pretex the police harass both tenants and flat owners. I wonder why online verification not made applicable to Navi Mumbai as well?

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