To keep tabs on unidentified tenants in high-rise societies, the Federation of Apartment Owners Association (FedAOA), Ghaziabad, has asked its associate AOAs to have a plan in place to acquaint themselves with new tenants, especially bachelors.
According to members, the step is being taken to tackle the problems often associated with bachelor tenants, usually brought in by real estate agents or middlemen. This would also help to keep an eye on unknown visitors to PG accommodations in societies.
Speaking to City Spidey, Alok Kumar, FedAOA president, said, “Members are holding discussions with each other to implement a process that will allow the society’s management to be aware of the new people taking residence in their society. We are planning to have a system similar to the one at GC Grand in Indirapuram.”
At GC Grand, besides general police verification, AOA members take additional measures to acquaint themselves with new residents. “We do this mostly for bachelor tenants, who come to our society via real estate agents, builders or other middlemen. We ask the tenants to get us in touch with their parents or their local guardian or local contact, if they have any. We let them in once the local guardian/contact or parents meet us. We implemented the process about six months back, and have had six such sessions since,” said Amrish Garg, AOA president of GC Grand.
The measure is not a compulsion but a process of welcoming new members to the society, explained Garg. “We assure the guardians and the tenants to contact us directly in case they are facing problems. This, in a way, is a check, since the tenants know that their parents or local contact will be contacted in case of any trouble,” he said.
City Spidey spoke to AOA members of various societies and they seemed to welcome the move.