Model Bye–Laws of Cooperative Housing Society

VIII. RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES OF MEMBERS

(A) Maintenance of Flats by Members Flats to be maintained (Bye Law No 45 to 48)

Bye Law No 45. Flats to be kept clean

Every Member shall keep his flat / unit in good maintenance.

Bye Law No 46(a) Additions & alterations in the flat permissible with the committee's permission

No Member shall, without the previous permission of the Committee in writing, make any additions to or alterations in his flat.

Bye Law No 46(b) Application for permission for Making additions and alterations in a flat

The Member, desirous of making any additions to or alterations in his flat shall make an application to the Secretary of the Society, giving all the required particulars. Further action on such application shall be taken by the Secretary and the Committee of the Society as provided under the bye-law No. 65.

Bye Law No 46(c)

No structural changes are permissible, without the prior permission of the concerned competent authority.

Bye Law No 47(a) Examination of flats and report about Repairs to Flats

For facilitating discharge of functions mentioned under the bye-law No. 156 by the Committee, every Member shall allow the Secretary of the Society, accompanied by any other Member of the Committee, to enter upon his flat with prior intimation to the Member, to examine its condition for ascertaining the repairs, if any, necessary. The Secretary of the Society shall make a report to the Committee, indicating therein the particulars of the repairs to be carried out by the Society at its cost and those by the Members at their cost.

Bye Law No 47(b) Notice to the Member about carrying out repairs in his flat by the Society at its cost

On receipt of such report, the committee shall ascertain the cost involved in the repairs, which are required to be carried out by the Society at its cost as provided under the bye-law No. 160(a) and cause the notice to be served on the Member for such period as the Committee thinks adequate, of its intention to carry out the repairs and there-upon the Member concerned shall allow the workmen engaged by the Society directly or through its architect, access to his flat for carrying out the repairs. If the Member concerned fails to give access to his flat, without reasonable and convincing reasons, the Secretary of the Society shall have authority to enter upon the flat and carry out the work under the Supervision of the Member of the Committee duly authorised by it in that behalf or the architect appointed by the Society.

Bye Law No 47(c) Notice to the Member for carrying out repairs to his flat at his cost

In respect of the repairs to be carried out by the Member at his cost, the Committee shall cause the notice to be served on the Member, indicating therein, the particulars of repairs necessary at his flat and calling upon him to carry out the repairs to his flat to the satisfaction of the architect approved by the Society, if any, at his cost, within such period as the Committee may allow. On his failure to comply with the notice, the Secretary of the Society or the architect appointed by the Society shall have authority to enter upon the flat and cause the repairs to be carried out after giving due notice to the Member concerned. The amount spent by the Society on such repairs shall be recoverable from the Member concerned.

Bye Law No 48. Restrictions on storing of certain goods

No Member, without the previous permission of the Committee, in writing shall stock or store any kind of goods or materials, which are combustible obnoxious or other goods, for the storing of which requires permit / sanction of the competent authority under any law relating thereto.

Bye Law No 48(a) Not to do anything causing inconvenience, to other Members

No Member shall do or suffer anything to be done in his fiat which may cause nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience to any of the Members of the Society or carry on practices which may be repugnant to the general decency or morals of the Members of the Society.

Bye Law No 48(b) Committee to take action on complaints

It shall be competent for the Committee either sou-moto or on receipt of the complaint from any Member, to take steps to stop all such practices referred to in the bye-law No. 47(a) forthwith.

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