Important update for those who rent apartments
GoanCanuck
India > States in India > India Travel > Goa
#31
| Member

Extra taxes for landlords???

Originally posted by: GoanCanuck View Post

Renting of houses to strangers prohibited

HERALD NEWS DESK

PANJIM, OCT 24 — In a bid to check terrorist elements infiltrating into Goa, the State administration has prohibited renting or sub-letting of housing property and sale of second hand motorcycles to strangers before their antecedents were verified by the local police, with immediate effect.
The prospective tenants and buyers of the vehicles have to submit their particulars to the local police station house officer for verification and clearance before the transaction, according to the authorities.
The authorities warned that any person contravening this order was liable for punishment and the order shall remain in force for 60 days with retrospective effect from October 19.
http://oheraldo.in/node/19991


I`m actaully wondering wether this new law is gonna have any financial impact on house owners in Goa? Be it official taxes or baksheesh, the latter probably being more likely...
Does anyone have information on that??
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#32
| I can change my title?!! (...nothing witty to say)
When we rented, we only had to fill out the standard information form that you have to fill out everywhere.

But I know many people are getting around it by simply claiming to be renting out short term rentals to tourists- saying their apartments are hotels, not residences. There are all sorts of potential problems with this, so I'm not advocating that someone does this, I'm just saying that this is what I know of people here doing.

My only problem with laws like this in India is that the officials are not always competent and honest. I doubt most people mind submitting to a background check to rent an apartment. You'd have to do this in the US in most apartment complexes too. The problem is that it is difficult to get anything "official" done here. If I were a terrorist, I suppose I'd have all sorts of ways around this- connections, bribe money, friends to stay with. It's regular folks who get caught up in these hassles.

I know there are problems with terrorism in Kashmir, but because a lot of people read these boards and what they read here helps them form their opinions about people/places, I want to second the opinion that most the Kashmiris here in Goa are very hard working, polite, honest and friendly people. There are people here from all over the place in Goa, and the nicest ones I've gotten to know are the Nepalese and the Kashmiris. This could just be chance, but I thought I'd add my experience to the conversation.

EDIT:
Hey I just realized this was an older thread than I thought. I don't know how I was directed to it but I thought it was more recent. But I'm not going to delete antyhign since my info is current. Sorry though.
#33
| Survivor
Hi Carla,
So what forms are we talking about then?
In 16 years, all I have ever filled out is the ubiquitous "C" form. I was not aware that there was another form to fill out for long term rentals?
We are on a rolling 1 year lease for a five year period and once a year fill out a new "C" form.
Is there something else we should have been doing all these years?
#34
| I can change my title?!! (...nothing witty to say)
All I filled out was a C form also. My landlord and a family that lives nearby both told me to be sure to tell the cops that I am a tourist staying in a holiday guesthouse and not a resident or someone who is living here, which in my case is technically true. The family nearby has been living in a guest house on a C form for years, like you. The first I'd heard of a different form was on this thread also, but I knew there was some different process for people who move here - to reside, not just visit- based on what my landlord and the family nearby told me. But I shouldn't have said "most people". I type fast sometimes without thinking out my sentences, and my "most people" are actually just two people- my landlord and my resident friend.

Still, my larger point was that any process the government requires is only going to work if their officials are honest and competent. People are willing to follow the law if they can do so without having to waste loads of time and money on paperwork and bribes. After submitting my C form, a policeman came by the first place I was renting twice asking for money - like a process fee! Another example is my visa situation- I'd like to get off a tourist visa and be honest about the fact that I'm living here for a while and get on a PIO card, but the government officials I had to deal with were so incompetent that I couldn't get the paperwork started even. If preventing terrorism depends in any way on local bureaucrats competently applying the law, then we are all screwed.
#35
| Member

Foreigner registration question

Hi
I am moving out to Goa in July and have arranged to rent an apartment for at least 6 months.I have read about the new regulations on registry of foreign tennants and am seeking some clarification, should I find a police station and register my arrival (happy to do so)or does the landlord do this.Is there a police stn in Benaulim or should this be done in Margao,
Any advice would be most welcome.
#36
| Member

renting property

Hi everyone

My first time on here so if Im posting in the wrong place please excuse me and let me know.

Im of Irish/Indian descent and I want to move to India, specifically Goa. I understand that these new regulations make it hard for someone to rent accomodation but I believe I can overcome that particular problem, BUT can any one help with tips on how to research rentable property from the UK. Does this new regulation simply mean that rented accomodation is simply not advertised? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Paul
#37
| Member

rents in goa

Paul
this is a link sent by our future landlord
http://www.goaaptsforrent.blogspot.com/
and we found an apartment in something called CLICK IN which I think is an indian classifieds. I am looking for the same answers you are.
#38
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: paulandzoe View Post

Hi
I am moving out to Goa in July and have arranged to rent an apartment for at least 6 months.I have read about the new regulations on registry of foreign tennants and am seeking some clarification, should I find a police station and register my arrival (happy to do so)or does the landlord do this.Is there a police stn in Benaulim or should this be done in Margao,
Any advice would be most welcome.


Your landlord is responsible for registering you with the authorities. He will give you a form called the C form which you will have to fill up and sign. He will then forward the paperwork to the police.
#39
| Member

rents in Goa

Goancanuck thanks for that it has cleared up one issue for us now i have another about cost of living difficult I know but can two people live simply for £600 a month?
#40
| Member

thanks

Originally posted by: paulandzoe View Post

Paul
this is a link sent by our future landlord
http://www.goaaptsforrent.blogspot.com/
and we found an apartment in something called CLICK IN which I think is an indian classifieds. I am looking for the same answers you are.



Thanks alot for that, ive looked at the goaaptsforrent and havent worked it out yet, im not v literate with web-sites (you'll probably guess by my complete hash of this reply), ill deff look into the CLICK IN. If you hear of any thing else please let me know and i'll do the same.

Good luck with the planning of your move!!
#41
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: paulandzoe View Post

can two people live simply for £600 a month?



That amount is more than adequate.
#42
| Member

living simply

Ive visted Goa around ten times and I can say two can live very well on that amount of money, some place better than others of course. The cost of living is soo much cheaper than the UK. If that is on top of your accomodation you really are laughing.
Paul
#43
| DAVIDinGOA
This year we see that security is beefed up...

There is a simple form ( FORM C) that the Landlord has to submit. My friend own a county guest house . He says its a regular formality. The process is simple...the landlord is the one who has to strictly comply.

Even in places like SG or Dubai the authorities ask for identifications. I dont see a issue with keeping the authorities updated on this. WHAT is IMPORTANT is that VISITORS need not be harassed but rather informed as to why its necessary.

David
#44
| Loud Noisy Bird
Nonsense deleted [Blush]
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#45
| Survivor
Reciprocal nonsense also deleted. Bless!