Interior Ministry issues instructions for landlords

LAHORE: Interior Minister on Saturday released instructions to be followed by landlords and others who are in the business of providing residences or hostels on rent.
According to the instructions;
— monitoring will be conducted of the buildings and hostels provided on rent.
— from now onwards a landlord will have to get his residential property registered before having tenants.
— identification of the tenants is a must. Two references will also be required.
— the rent agreement will also have to provide details of tenants aged over 14 years.
— the rent agreement must be got registered from a notary public or an oath commissioner.
— the local police stations will be responsible for keeping the record of tenants in their jurisdiction.
— violation of rent-related laws will be an unbailable crime.
— no outsider except for the registered students will be allowed to live in a hostel.

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