NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has proposed a penalty for the residential properties, which are being used without getting building completion certificates (BCCs) from the civic body.
The penalty has been waived for residential properties measuring less than 600 square feet, but properties measuring between 601 sq ft and 1,000 sqft will have to pay 50% of the annual property tax as penalty every year until they get the BCCs. The residential properties of 1,001 sq ft or more will have to pay a penalty, that will be two times the property tax until they get the certificates.
As per the norms, it is mandatory to obtain BBCs from the NMC following completion of the building projects. But in many cases, people start staying in the properties without getting the BCCs.
The proposal in this connection is to be tabled at the general body meeting of NMC for its approval. The meeting will be held on October 20.
NMC officials said they have plans to bring new properties, which have been built but have not obtained BCCs and residents are staying there, under the tax net.
“Such properties are on our radar. The penalty is to be recovered from the day of the commencement certificate given to such residential building projects” said NMC officials.
According to NMC officials, it is difficult right now to know the exact number of properties that are there without BCCs. But over 20,000 such properties across the city are said to be there.
However, the civic body has also proposed giving relief to the smaller properties below 600 sq ft.