Karachi: Conditions set for renting out accommodations

tenantriskverification April 26, 2012 0

The Sindh government has prohibited renting any plot of land, residential house, bungalows and apartments/flats to any customers without following conditions by Real Estate Agents/Property Dealers in Sindh.
According to an official handout issued here on Wednesday, the real estate agents and property dealers will have to verify credentials and CINCs of tenants of property/accommodation through NADRA and registration at local police station while union council are mandatory for owner and property dealer; tenant antecedents check is mandatory with specific focus on the address history, employment history and, criminal record.

According to an order issued by Home Department Sindh, the local police will carry out the aforementioned verification and in case of any lapse or incident, area SHO will be held responsible.
Further, the tenant of the property, agent/broker/sponsor and the property owner shall be solely held responsible for any hiring without the said verification; (iv) renting a property for residential purpose without rental agreement will be considered an office; (v) preference shall be given to families for the purpose of hiring, and discouraging single/unmarried individuals who may have accommodation issues; (vi) in case of foreigners, it will be mandatory for the Owners to attach a copy of passport of the individual to whom the place is being rented along with the
letter of employment from Firm/NGO/Embassy etc; to infer purpose of foreigner’s stay. Copy of National Identity Card of the Sponsor/Real Estate Agent shall also be required; (vii) At least two persons from the neighborhood shall vouch for the credibility of the tenants, for a period of one month; (viii) all property Dealers shall be registered. staff report

Source : dailytimes

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