HOUSING

LEVELS OF HOUSING- MIDDLE CLASS, FSI etc

The huts, bereft of basic civic amenities, are the homes of thousands of workers employed in the industrial units down these hills.
"Why Housing Is An Acute Problem in Bombay", The Statesman, Delhi, 23 January 1995.  [J40], /eldoc/urban_issues/uu1_M027.html

Ramakrishna Nallathiga, "Land Use and Housing in Mumbai: A Review of the Status and the Need for Reforms", Bombay First, Mumbai, 01 December 2002. [C.011202]

Chandrashekhar Prabhu, "Housing and Land Use", Bombay First, Mumbai, 01 December 2002.[C.011202]

The government had in the last Budget reworked the provisions doing away with the two-tier benefit of a 5-year tax holiday and a deduction of 30 per cent of the profits for the next 10 years. Instead, it had clubbed the benefits under an omnibus 10-year tax holiday. The justification for the move was that infrastructure projects needed a longer gestation period to become profitable and hence a 30 per cent profit deduction after five years of commencing work did not make sense.
Shuhomoy  Bhattacharjee, & Parul Gupta,"Housing May Get 10-Year Tax Holiday", Business Standard, Kolkatta, 01 February 2002. [C.J10.010202BSB].

Swati Deshpande,"Mumbai Needs to Rationalise Stamps Duty, Registration Fees Act", The Times of India, Mumbai, 22 July 2001. [C.J12.220701TOI].

Uma Upadhyaya, "4,500 City Buildings Need Redevelopment", Mid-Day, Mumbai, 15 July 2001. [C.J10.150701MID].

Times News Network, "Panel Recommends Use of TDR to House Families of Transit Tenements", The Times of India, Mumbai, 29 April 2002. [C.J10.290402TOI].

Anusha Subramanian, "New Housing Laws Make Insurance Against Earthquake Mandatory", Business Standard, Mumbai, 16 July 2001. [C.J10.160701BSB]

Anusha Subramanian, "BMC Tries to Reform Property Tax System", Business Standard, Kolkatta, 04 June 2001. [C.J10.040601BSB].

Express News Service, "Govt Amends Bye-Laws For Hsg Societies", The Indian Express, Mumbai, 27 February 2001. [C.J10.270201IE].

Gurbir Singh, "New Law to Allow Joint Ownership in Co-op. Hsg. Societies", The Economic Times, Mumbai, 21 February 2001. [C.J10.210201ET].

Swati Deshpande, "Execute Bond First, Run Society Next: New Law", The Indian Express, Mumbai, 05 February 2001. [C.J10.050201ET].

Gurbir Singh, "Panel Asks State Govt to End BG Shirke's Monopoly in Mass Housing Contracts", The Economic Times, Mumbai, 10 June 2001. [C.J10.100601ET].

Ivor Vaz, "The Coast is Cleared", The Telegraph, Kolkatta, 20 September 2002. [C.J10.200902TEL].

Nauzer Bharucha, "Blueprint Ready for Reconstruction of Old Buildings", The Times of India, Mumbai, 12 August 2002. [C.J10.120802TOI].

Times News Network, "State Govt Spent Rs. 174 Crore on Old Mumbai Chawls", The Times of India, Mumbai, 20 December 2002. [C.J10.201202TOI].

Nauzer Bharucha, "Govt Drags Feet on Five Housing Reports", The Times of India, Mumbai, 21 February 2003. [C.J10.210203TOI].

Dilip Chaware, "Govt Prepares Legal Roof for Flat Owners", The Times of India, Mumbai, 06 February 2003. [C.J10.060203TOI].

Times News Service, "Panel Will Review Skyscraper Boom", The Times of India, Mumbai, 09 January 2003. [C.J10.090103TOI].

Times News Service, "South Mumbai Residents Come Together to Fight High-Rises", The Times of India, Mumbai, 17 December 2002. [C.J10.171202TOI].

Jayna Kothari, "The Right to Housing: Constitutional Perspectives on India and South Africa", Lawyers Collective, Mumbai. June 2001, pg. [J.01JUN01LAW].

"National Housing and Habitat Policy 1998", 08 Nov 2003, [C.J10.], /eldoc/j10_/hou_pol.htm http://www.ciionline.org/sectors/61/Images/nhhp1998.pdf.

 Express Group"Residents take on unholy nexus", Indian Express, Mumbai, 09 Oct 2003, [C.J10.], /eldoc/j10_/09oct03ie1.html http://cities.expressindia.com/archivefullstory.php?newsid=65235&creation_date=2003-10-

Nitin Yeshwantrao, "Govt grant exemption to pre-’91 CRZ flat-buyers", Times of India, Bombay, 11 July 2002, [C.J10.] /eldoc/j10_/11jul02toi1.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp

Anusha  Subramanian, "BMC tries to reform property tax system" Business Std(Bombay), 04 June 2001, [C.J10.], eldoc/j10_/04jun01bsb1.html http://www.business-standard.com/archives/2001/jun/50040601.050.asp

Gurbir Singh, "State cuts stamp duty on TDR transactions to 3%", Economic Times, Bombay, 03 Nov 2003, [C.J11.], /eldoc/j11_/03nov03et1.html

Times Network, "Tenants turn the heat on builders", Times of India, Bombay, 17 Oct 2003, [C.J11.], /eldoc/j11_/17oct03toi1.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=237360

Nauzer Bharucha, "Builders make gains, Mhada falls flat", Times of India, Bombay, 14 Oct 2003, [C.J11.], /eldoc/j11_/14oct03toi1.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=233632

Smita Deshmukh, "Hafeez\'s pill for Mumbai\'s ills", Times of India, Bombay, 14 Oct 2003, [C.J11.],/eldoc/j11_/14oct03toi1.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=231882

Nauzer Bharucha, "Concrete jungle threatens Vasai", Times of India, Bombay,  04 Oct 2003, [C.J11.], /eldoc/j11_/04oct03toi1.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=215471

Express News Service,"Civic body to maintain files on all contractors", Indian Express, Bombay, 25 Sept 2003, [C.J11.], /eldoc/j11_/25sep03ie2.html http://cities.expressindia.com/archivefullstory.php?newsid=64152&creation_date=2003-09-25
 

TENANCY AND RENT LAWS. OTHER LAWS RELATED TO HOUSING

The dispute and the differences amongst the landlord and tenant are known since 1939 onwards when for the first time, the Rent Control Legislation came into force restricting the rights of the landlord for recovery of rent or possession of the premises...
Divyakant Mehta, "SC Controls the Rent Act", The Economic Times, Mumbai, 30 December 2001, [J12], /eldoc/urban_issues/uu1_M028.html

Rent control has the effect of partially allienating the property owner from his rights. While the tenant has unlimited use rights he has limited rights to manage or at times transfer the property...
As the Supreme Court recently observed in the Kerala Rent Case, where even the Delhi Rent Act was extensively discussed, uprooting of a trading outlet does not only result in closing of business, but deprives him and his family of the only source of living their rozi-roti...
Rent control laws exercise a negative impact on the housing investment and housing supply. They create a high vacancy in the existing housing stock and reduce opportunities for securitisation of mortgage.
Anant, Dr. T. C. A. ,"Abolish Rent Control?", The Economics Times, Mumbai, 24 April 2001.
[C.J12.240401ET].

Wadhva, Kiran , "Maharashtra Rent Control Act 1999", Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, 22 June 2002. [J.22JUN02EPW].

The Assembly today passed the West Bengal Premises Tenancy (Amendment) Bill, 2002, by a voice vote...
For houses constructed in or before 1984, the formula for calculating the fair rent rate for residential purposes is based on the period of tenancy. For example, where a tenancy has continued for 20 years or more, the rate will be the rent charged as on July 1, 1976, plus three times that amount. That is, if the rent was Rs. 100, it will now be Rs. 400.
A Staff Reporter, "Bill Boost for Tenant, Landlord", The Telegraph, Kolkatta, 18 July 2002.
[C.J12.180702TEL].

Times News Network, "SC Asks Larger Bench to Decide Landlord vs Tenant Case", The Times of India, Mumbai, 22 February 2002. [C.J12.220202TOI]

But the supreme court judgment makes it clear that desire to profit from the property is a valid motive for a landlord to reconstruct a building, said solicitor Keerit Shah.
Deshpande, Swati ,"SC Eviction Ruling Could Hurt Thousands of Tenants", The Times of India, Mumbai, 05 June 2003. [C.J12.050603TOI].

Express News Service, "Govt Seeks Tenants' Suggestions for Public Premises Act", The Indian Express, Mumbai, 27 November 2001. [C.J12.271101IE].

"Legal Plunder", The Economic Times, Mumbai, 31 August 2001. [C.J12.310801ET].

Swati Deshpande, "Corporates on Realty Flight as Rent Law Bites", The Times of India, Mumbai, 22 July 2001. [C.J12.220701TOI].

Swati Deshpande,"HC Rejects Companies' Plea on Rent Control Act", The Times of India,
Mumbai, 20 July 2001. [C.J12.200701TOI].

Gurbir Singh, "Maharashtra Rent Act Not Discriminatory, Rules Court", The Economic Times, Mumbai, 10 May 2001. [C.J12.100501ET].

"Maharashtra Rent Control Act to be Scrutinised by SC", The Times of India, Mumbai, 22
December 2000. [C.J12.221200TOI].

"Question And Answers on the Bombay Rent Act", 01 December 2000 [C.J12.011200].

Shailesh Gaikwad, "Tenants Vie for Rights to Rebuild BDD Chawls", The Indian Express, Mumbai, 24 October 2001. [C.J10.241001IE

Shailesh Gaikwad, "Tenants vie for rights to rebuild BDD chawls", Indian Express, Bombay, 24 Oct 2001,[C.J10.], /eldoc/j10_/24oct01ie1.html
http://cities.expressindia.com/archivefullstory.php?newsid=275&creation_date=2001-10-24

Jayna Kothari, "A Right to Housing?", [C.J10], /eldoc/j10_/housingright.htm
http://www.indiatogether.org/opinions/rhousing02.htm

Adolf Tragler, "Rehabilitation of Slum Dwellers in Mumbai", Bombay First, Mumbai, 01 December 2002. [C.011202]

Shailesh Gaikwad, "High-rise chaos: Blame it on the slum authority",Indian Express, Bombay,  09 Oct 2003, [C.J10.], /eldoc/j10_/09jan03ie1.html
http://cities.expressindia.com/archivefullstory.php?newsid=40481&creation_date=2003-01-09

Bernhard Schneider, "THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SPACE", 06 Nov 2003, [.J11.], /docsweb/urban-issues/pubspace-ud.html
http://www.hpl.nu/offentligarum/public.htm

"Housing and Urban Policy in India", [C.J10.], /eldoc/j10_/hou_urb_pol.htm
http://urbanindia.nic.in/mud-final-site/policies/hupi.htm

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