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Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999


12. Increase in rent on account of payment of rates, etc.

(1) Where a landlord is required to pay to Government or to any local authority or statutory authority in respect of any premises any fresh rate, cess, charges, tax, land assessment, ground rent of land or any other levy on lands and building, or increase in rate, cess, charges, tax, land assessment, ground rent of land or any other levy on lands and buildings, he shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act but save as otherwise expressly provided in any other law for the time being in force, be entitled to make an increase in the rent of such premises:

Provided that, the increase in rent shall not exceed the amount of any such rate, cess, charges, tax, land assessment, ground rent of land or any other levy on lands and buildings, as the case may be.

(2) Where the rent is inclusive of charges for electricity and water and the landlord is required to pay any increase in these charges in respect of any premises, he shall be entitled to make an increase in the rent of such premises by an amount not exceeding the additional amount payable by him in respect of such premises on account of such increase.

(3) The amount of the increase in rent recoverable from each tenant under sub-sections (1) and (2) shall bear the same proportion as the rent payable by him in respect of his premises bears to the total amount of any such rate, cess, charges, tax, land assessment, ground rent of land or any other levy on lands and buildings, or increase in electricity or water charges, as the case may be.



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