The recent ruling by the Maharashtra State Consumer Commission regarding a housing society in Deoner, Mumbai emphasizes the importance of proper property maintenance and highlights the responsibility of housing societies in this regard.
The ruling makes it clear that housing societies cannot neglect their responsibility to maintain properties even if the property owner has rented it out. This means that the society must ensure that necessary repairs and maintenance work are carried out promptly and efficiently, and that tenants are not unfairly burdened with the cost and responsibility of such repairs.
The ruling also demonstrates the importance of understanding the respective roles and responsibilities of landlords and tenants when it comes to property maintenance and repairs. In general, landlords are responsible for ensuring that the property is maintained and repaired as needed, while tenants are responsible for keeping the property clean and in good condition. This division of responsibility is designed to ensure that the property is well-maintained and that any necessary repairs are carried out fairly and in a timely manner. the ruling by the Maharashtra State Consumer Commission serves as a reminder that housing societies play a crucial role in ensuring that properties are well-maintained and that tenants are not unfairly burdened with the cost and responsibility of repairs. By following the guidelines and laws in place and working together, landlords, tenants, and housing societies can ensure that properties are properly maintained and that any necessary repairs are carried out promptly and efficiently.