Greater Noida: Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, the Noida extension flat owners welfare association (NEFOWA) on Tuesday appealed to the landlords to be considerate with their tenants in times of lockdown when there may be an economic crunch and residents might face financial instability.
NEFOWA President Abhishek Kumar said that the way many districts across the country have been under the lockdown, because of which an economic instability can be faced along with other problems. In such a situation, we would like to appeal to all the landlords of this area that all the tenants living here should not be pressurized for rent at present, give them proper deferment or if possible don’t take a month’s rent on humanitarian grounds.
The social forum has also written to CREDIA (Builders association of India which provides housing and habitats) to not snap electricity connection if an individual staying in an apartment here is not able to recharge their pre-paid meters for at least a month. NEFOWA requested CREDAI to instruct the maintenance teams of all the high-rise regarding the same.
Kumar further requested all the residents to stay indoors during the lockdown as it has been done for the welfare of the public. He urged to follow this strictly and to be careful, alert and be responsible.
On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also appealed the landlords to be considerate for 1-2 months and accept rents in installments if the tenant cannot instantly make arrangements. Taking to his official Twitter handle, he stated that we cannot leave a poor person destitute and hungry during this time of crisis.
Kejriwal's had Tweeted, " My appeal to all landlords- During the lockdown, if your tenants do not have the money to pay the rent immediately, then take the rent for the next one or two months in installments later. We cannot leave a poor person destitute and hungry during this epidemic. This is the common responsibility of all of us."