Housing Society Bye-laws are the rules and regulations laid down for the proper and peaceful running of the co-operative housing societies. Co-operative society bye-laws are approved by the government authorities and are formed with the intention to help the societies self-regulate themselves.
Model Bye–Laws of Cooperative Housing Society
IX. LEVY OF CHARGES OF THE SOCIETY
Bye Law No 67(a) Sharing of the Society’s Charges by the Members
The Committee shall apportion the Share of each Member towards the charges of the Society on the following basis:
i. Property taxes: As fixed by the Local Authority
ii. Water Charges: On the basis of total number and size of inlets provided in each flat.
iii. Expenses on repairs and maintenance of the building/buildings of the Society. At the rate fixed at the general body from time to time, subject to the minimum of 0.75 percent per annum, of the construction cost of each flat for meeting expenses of normal recurring repairs.
iv. Expenses on repairs and maintenance of the lift, including charges for running the lift. Equally by all the Members of the building in which lift is provided, irrespective of the fact whether they use the lift or not.
v. Sinking Fund: As provided under the Bye-law No. 13(c).
vi. Service Charges: Equally divided by number of flats / units.
vii. Parking Charges: At the rate fixed by the General Body of the Society at its meeting under the bye-law No. 84/85.
viii. Interest on the delayed payment of Charges: At the rate fixed under the bye-law No. 72 to be recovered from the defaulter Member.
ix. Repayment of the installment of the loan and interest: The amount of each – installment with interest fixed by the financing agency
x. Non-occupancy charges: At the rate fixed under the bye-law No. 43(b)(iii).
xi. Insurance Charges: The built up areas of each flat, provided that if there is increase in the insurance premium due to storing any specific goods in any flat, used for commercial purposes, the extra burden of insurance premium shall be shared by those who are responsible for such increased premium in proportion of the built up areas to their flats.
xii. Lease Rent: The built up area of each flat / unit.
xiii. Non-Agricultural tax: The built up area of each flat / unit
xiv. Education & Training Fund: Rs. 10 per Flat/unit per month.
xv. Election Fund: Equally by the Members and as prescribed by the Election Authority in the Rules
Xvi. Any other charges: As may be decided by the General Body Meeting of the Society
Bye Law No 67(b) Committee to fix Society’s Charges is respect of every flat
The Committee shall fix in respect of every flat the Society charges on the basis laid down under the bye-law No, 67(a).
Bye Law No 68. Repairs and Maintenance to be carried out by the Society
The following repairs and maintenance of the property of the Society shall be carried out by the Society at its costs:
(i) All internal roads,
(ii) Compound walls,
(iii) External water pipe lines,
(iv) Water pumps,
(v) Water storage tanks,
(vi) Drainage lines,
(vii) Septic tanks,
(viii) Stair cases,
(ix) Terrace and parapet walls,
(x) Structural repairs of roofs of all flats,
(xi) Stair-case lights,
(xii) Street lights,
(xiii) External walls of the building/ buildings,
(xiv) All leakages of water including leakages due to rain water, and leakages due to external common pipeline and drainage line,
(xv) Electric lines upto main switches in the flats
(xvii) The damaged ceiling and plaster thereon in the top floor flats, on account of the leakage of the rain water through the terrace.
(xvix) Security Appliances (CCTV, Intercom, Group Mobile, Mass Data Sharing Devices, Siren Bell) (xx) Rain Water Harvesting,
(xxi) Sewerage, Storm water Drain & Water Treatment Plant
(xxii) Common areas not specifically allotted ,Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna Bath, Coffee House
(xxiii) Common Parking Space
(xxiv) Solar and alternate energy devices.
(xxvi) Community hall
b. All the repairs, not covered by the bye-law No. 158(a) shall be carried out by the Members at their cost. The expenditure of the internal leakage due to toilet, sink etc. should be borne by concerned flat holders, with intimation to the Society.
Bye Law No 69. Payment of the Society’s Charges
The Secretary of the Society, shall prepare bill/demand notice in respect of the charges of the Society payable by Members on the basis of the bye-law No. 70 (a) and issue the same to all the Members on or before the date fixed by the Committee on that behalf. Every Member of the Society shall pay the amount mentioned in the bill /demand notice in full within such period as may be fixed by the Committee.
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