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Co-operative Housing Society Rules West Bengal

A cooperative housing society in West Bengal is formed under the West Bengal Co-operative Societies Act, 2006, which however came into force in 2010. Along with the West Bengal Co-operative Societies Rules, 2011, the 2006 Act regulates the formation, structuring and working of co-operative housing societies in West Bengal.

Housing Co-operative society is defined under Section 4(36) of the 2006 Act. What is important to note is that a member of the co-operative society in West Bengal or Kalyani can be single, joint or nominal member as defined under Section 4 (41) of the Act. A Co-operative housing society means a co-operative society, the object of which is to provide its members with dwelling house, apartments, or lands or construction of dwelling houses or apartments, and maintenance of common services in connection therewith, and includes a federation of such societies. Members holding a particular flat in a housing society jointly can be in the relationship of (i) husband and wife, or (ii) father and son or daughter and (iii) mother and son or daughter. Further, under Rule 2 (k) of the WBCS Rules, 2011, family also includes adult son or daughter irrespective of marital status in addition to the members defined under Explanation of Sub-Section (3) of Section 16 of WBCS Act, 2006.

Chapter VIII of the 2006 Act deals with special provisions with regard to housing Co-operative societies. One of the most common query regarding housing societies is whether a person can be a member of more than one housing co-operative society? The answer is a resounding No when it comes to West Bengal. A single member can own more than one flat but not two co-operative housing flats. As long as a person, or any member of his family does not own any plot, house or flat within the local limits of any municipal corporation or municipality or town or gram Panchayat or notified authority area where the housing Cooperative society is situated except for the one where he is applying or has applied. Then the person is under no legal disability to own more than one flat in that housing society. This implies that if the person has another flat or land or plot located at another different municipality area or town or gram Panchayats or notified authority areas then the person can still become a member of a housing cooperative housing society. This implies that a person can own a co-operative housing apartment or flat when the person’s other property is in different jurisdictions. However, ownership of 2 housing co-operative flats in West Bengal is not allowed.

Another important facet to note that has been asked by a lot of developers and promoters who wish to build a co-operative housing society in a self owned plot and whether it is allowed in law. It is absolutely allowed. Any person can construct flats in his own plot of land and later create a co-operative housing society and sell of the flats. The only impediment is Section 87 (1) (f) of the 2006 Act which states that an individual cannot be a member of the Co-operative housing society if he has entered into any contract with the housing society in the matter of any work constructional or otherwise relating to a project of the Cooperative society. This implies that the member cannot later enter into construction work for the housing society after the flats are constructed. However, he is always free to construct the flats and then sell them off to members. This is also resonated in Section 131(6) of the West Bengal Co-operative Societies Rules, 2011 which states that a person who has entered or intends to enter into any contract with a co-operative housing society in the matter of any work, constructional or otherwise, relating to a project of the society shall not be eligible to be a member. However, where a person conveying a plot of land in favour of a co-operative housing society intends to become a member of such society without any additional consideration and is otherwise eligible for such membership, he may be admitted as a member of such society.

The definition of member and family is often complicated by legal jargon. However, simply speaking, a co-operative housing society can be constructed by members of different families. For registration of a housing Co-operative society, a minimum of 8 members are required from different families as provided under Section 16 (3) of the Act.  Section 130 (2) of the West Bengal Co-operative Societies Rules, 2011 states that in a co-operative housing society the number of members shall not exceed the total number of plots, houses or apartments proposed by a society to be allotted to members under any scheme or project of such society. Further, a member shall be eligible for allotment of only one plot, house or apartment in a housing co-operative society. Under the Act, it is explained under Section 16 (3) that a family is generally deemed to consist of Husband, Wife, Minor sons and daughters, dependent widow of a predeceased son, minor sons and daughters of a dependant widow of a predeceased son, husband’s and wife’s dependent parents and dependant divorce daughter. This also includes adult son and daughter, irrespective of marital status under Rule 2(k) of WBCS Rules, 2011. Anyone, outside of this and far-off relatives are free to be members of the same housing society.

It has been held in by the Supreme Court in Gayatri De v. Mousumi Co-operative Housing Society Ltd. and Ors. [2004(2) WBLR (SC) 364] while dealing with Sub-section (3) of Section 87 of the said Act and, thereupon, observed in paragraph 26 of the report as follows:

“26. In terms of the Act and the Rules, the heirs of a deceased person are, therefore, entitled to inherit the flat allotted to the deceased as in the instant case. Admittedly, the flat in question was allotted to the father of the appellant who died thereafter and as a consequence thereof, the heirs of the said deceased became and would be entitled to the estate and as a result thereof to the said flat with proportionate interest in the land. The declaration contained in Sub-section (3) of Section 87 of the said Act is clear and unambiguous. By such declaration it has been made abundantly clear that in relation to an immovable property allotted by a Housing Co-operative Society, the legislature did not intend to change the line of succession of a member in his such allotted property. The statutory embargo is that such a property cannot be sub-divided or partitioned.

In Parul Sengupta vs Registrar of Co-op Societies [2005 (1) CHN 281], the court held that the writ petitioner, in whose favour nomination has been made, shall not be made a member of the said Society and having regard to the legislative intent contained in Sub-section (4) of Section 69 it may not be possible for us to direct the appellants to be joint members along with the writ petitioner, but to protect the interest of the appellants in the flat, which they have inherited, it is necessary for the said Society to record their interest expressly in the Share Certificate as well as in its records pertaining to members and, in particular, in the register of members so that one of the joint owners merely because of the nomination in her favour cannot transfer either the share, in which she has a part interest, or the allotment, where also she has a part interest, for the same is expressly declared to be transferable and, accordingly, can only be transferred by express consent of all the heirs.

For more information about Disputes and Differences in Co-operative Housing Societies you can read my post here:

For registration of a Co-operative housing society, FORM I for the registration of a Co-operative Society with limited liability under Rule 9 (1) has to be submitted to the Registrar of Co-operative societies in the following format.



The Registrar of Co-operative Societies,

 Dated …………. 20….


We, the undersigned, agree to the enclosed by-laws and under section 16 of the West Bengal Co-operative Societies Act, 2006 (West Ben. Act XL of 2006) apply to be registered as a co-operative society with limited liability under the title of …………………………….……. the registered office being at ……….…………………… Post Office ……………….……………. Thana ……………………….. Town/Panchayat ……..………..…………………………………… Sub-division ……………………..…………….. District ………………………………………..

Thereafter provide the Name of Applicant for Registration, Father’s Name, Occupation, Age, Permanent Address, Present Address, Whether member any other society and Signature or L.T.I. of applicant

In PART-II of the Application provide:

1. Name of the proposed society ………………………………………………………………………

2. Nature of liability of members …………………………………………………………………

3. On share basis or without shares …………………………………………………………………

4. Number of applicants …………………………………………………………………………….

(a) Individual :

(b) Co-operative Societies :

5. Names of the members of the first board (constituted under section 16(2) (c) of the Act.

(1) …………………………………………………………….. Chairman

(2) …………………………………………………………….. Vice-Chairman

(3) ……………………………………………………………..

(4) ……………………………………………………………..

(5) ……………………………………………………………..

(6) ……………………………………………………………..

6. Names and address of the person (Chief Promoter in the case of a housing co-operative society) to whom communications, if any, are to be addressed till registration of the society


7. Certified that each of the applicants belongs to a different family as required under section 16(3) of the Act.

Signatures of three applicants authorized by the promoters to sign and certify on their behalf

(1) ………………………………..

(2) ………………………………..

(3) ………………………………..

Date: …………………………

 Registration Procedure For Co-0perative Housing Society

Step -1:-Purchase 3 copies of Application Form (Form No-1) and three copies of Bye laws.

from either West Bengal State cooperative union, 23 A, Netaji Subhas Road, 7 th Floor,  Kolkata-7000001

or from Office of the District Cooperative Union of all Districts.

Step- 2:- Obtain confirmation / approval of the proposed cooperative society from the office of the concerned Registering Authority.

Step-3:- a. Fill up the Application Form and the bye laws in triplicate.

b. Get them signed by all the intending and eligible members.
c. Get the signatures attested by the Chief Promoter (both for the application form and bye laws).

Step-4:-Enclosed the list of following documents along with the Application Form.

  1. 3 copies of the bye laws duly filled in along with the resolution adopted by the promoter members and also in keeping with the relevant provisions of the West Bengal Cooperative Societies Act and Rules.
  2. Photocopy of plot allotment letter issued by the appropriate authority /
  3. 2 passport size photographs of all the intending applicant members signing the application form and the bye laws including the Chief Promoter.
  4. (a) Either latest Salary Certificate or copy of Form 16 reflecting  deductions

Professional Tax and duly signed by the Head of the Office or D.D.O.
(b) other professionals should have to submit the Professionals Tax
Registration Certificate or Professional tax Enrolment Certificate as the case
may be.
(c) Govt. Pensioner should have to submit copy of latest I.T.R and copy of
pension payment order.
5. Declaration in the form of affidavit before a Magistrate or a Notary Public as per
model proforma.
6.    Copy of the resolutions of all the Promoters’ meetings.
    7. Copy of Application for nomination submitted by the each applicants.(enclo C)

8. Declaration of the Chief Promoter addressed to the Registering Authority as detailed under:-

a) I have not acted as Chief Promoter or acting as Chief Promoter in any other Cooperative Housing Society other than the proposed society.
b) It is the sole housing project sponsored by the proposed society.
c) I have obtained the affidavits, nomination, photographs in duplicate, salary certificate / copy of F-16 / P. Tax Registration Certificate / P. Tax Enrolment Certificate.
d) I will furnish all other related document or information considering the nature/ type of cooperative housing society as and when called by the Registering Authority.

9. Statement of up to date accounts (receipts & payments) indicating the period of accounts.

10.    Any other document depending upon the project and nature of the society.

All the above documents excepting the affidavits should be attested by the C.P.
The Chief Promoter’s photograph should be attested either by M.P / M.LA / Local Municipal Commissioner / Prodhan of G.P /Group a Officer of Central / State Govt.

775 replies on “Co-operative Housing Society Rules West Bengal”

Hello Sir ,
I want to be part of a 8 members housing society at Rajarhat New town under LIG scheme ( apartment under construction now ) , One of the existing member is leaving due to health issue , I am planning to buy it from him . I have two question
1. Is it necessary to enlist my name at HIDCO after society confirm my membership ?. If yes , what is the procedure ?
2. Once apartment constructed is there any restriction to sale the flat allotted to me ?


Is there any provision for the board, if any of its member ask to mortgage their flat to bank?

When I was Secretary of my society Fire Dept filed an FIR resulted into charge sheet against me as a secretary of society .Now the new committee does not want to pay legal expenses rather they are claiming from me the legal exp. paid . Is it possible to meet you for consultations Thanks and Regards R K Bubna

Hello, I am interested in purchasing a flat in housing complex, in Action Area 1 of Newtown kolkata. The property is a 400sqft 1BHK resale property. Its a LIG apartment but the original owner wants to sell it off. Can i purchase the LIG flat though i may not, technically, fall under the LIG criteria ? Are these LIG rules applicable during resale as well or is it only during the first allottment for the original buyer?? Do i need any clearances from HIDCO or any where else ?

I leave in a 26 plot cooperative housing society in Kolkata where my plot is completely isolated from the gated community after construction of house. My house is on the corporation road and had to arrange direct connectivity to corporation drainage. There is no common facility viz. security, drainage, garbage collection, street lamp, no direct access to common road, pond, etc. I don’t find any reason to pay maintenance charges for these common facilities. Could you please guide me whether I can get waived off the maintenance charges?

What is the Meaning of owing Two membership of Cooperative society in different Jurisdiction?

Dear Sir,

I and my family are leaving and a member of 8 members Housing co-operative society in Newtown , AA-1, Kolkata.

Many of members has given his/her flat as PG accommodation through a PG owner (Member—> PG Owner –> PG accommodation)

Such PG accommodation established w/o knowledge of Us.

We are facing huge problem due to this , some are given bellow.

a) Shouting in Night.
b) Main gate is open 24×7.
c) Arguing with member/Care taker in night/day..
d) Smoking, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in common areas.
e) Care taker do not have list of residing PG accommodated tenants as well as too us.

Many more,

However we had intimated such kind issues and against of such establishment over the phone to the chairperson , Secretary and members . But these are in vein. Majority is in favour of these members.

We had requested many time to call a meeting to sort out the issues but they are denying.

Please suggest,

A) Does such types of establishment is legal in residential housing society ?
B) How to proceed to demolish such establishment?

Eagerly waiting for your response.


My mother, the first named of two joint members in a Cooperative Housing Society flat in West Bengal, passed away leaving me as her nominee. The Society wants me to issue an NOC to them stating that I agree to be the second named member. Is this mandatory?

Dear SIR
We live in a co operative society which land was alloted by DSP , DURGAPUR in our Mothers Name. She has passed away couple of years back . But unfortunately we have not changed / transferred Name & its still alloted in Her Name as on Date. We are three Brothers now want to transfer the Namein our Name.

Kindly suugest us the Procedure.


Can a minor become a member/shareholder of a Cooperative Housing Society in West Bengal? If yes, under which law as the chairman of the society is not transferring the share in my minor son’s name whose natural guardian is his mother.

What to do if The Chairman and Four Members resign from the Director Board consisting of Nine Members ? In that Case, will the said Board be Valid ? Or the Board will be dissolved ? Please guide me to solve the undesirable situation.

Dear Sir,

Myself ,Rajib Chatterjee a co operative member of 8 nos member Housing co operative Society in Rajarhat new town.A committee was formed in 2015 to construct the building..Now the construction is over and we want to built a new committee as Two nos member of this committee is doing some misuse of the power and also not fare in monitory transaction.
6 members are agreed to built a new committee but 2 nos this nuisance fellows are telling that before 5 years it could not be possible.
Please advice.

Mr X was a member with share certificate & an owner with registered deed in a cooperative housing society. His brother Mr Y has been residing in the flat from the very beginning. Mr X registered Mr Y ‘s son Master Z (Minor) as his nominee. After the death of Mr X can Mr Y claim for membership as a legal guardian of Master Z ? Please mention the respective rules to the effect & also the restrictions

I am a senior citizen, living with my husband in a co op flat which belongs to my brother. However, the society is charging 4 times the monthly maintenance being charged from similar flats where members are occupying, just because I am not a member or a nominee and am being treated as a tenant. The flat belonged to my now deceased parents and they had verbally only stated that after their death, the flat will go to their son. As an honest sister, I have not claimed any part even in the absence of a Will. My relationship with my brother is very cordial & he has wanted us to occupy the flat as he did not want to give it out on rent. Because I am his sister, I am not a tenant. Please advise what is the correct maintenance charge the society can claim from us. Looking forward to a reply for my query.

Dear Advocate Chenoy Ceil, Greetings,

Myself SAIKAT KR. CHATTERJEE, member no. 13 of PETS HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY (Registration no. 401 / 93 – 94), City Centre, Durgapur, owner of Flat no. 05 / 04, mobile no. 9832164275 / 9832150018, email : / I am residing here with my family for the last 20 years.

In 2015, Society took a resolution to expel me from my membership of the Society for defaults in payment of maintenance charges and involved in prejudicial activities detrimental to the interest of the Society and violation of lawful decision of the Board. After four consecutive hearings Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata in his concluding order dtd. 04.10.2016, disapproved the resolution of expulsion from my membership initiated by the Board, with necessary directives both to me and the Society. Society during the period of expulsion (2015-2016) withdrew my name from the monthly demand (maintenance, electricity, water, etc.) list, therefore I started paying the same on an average to Society’s Bank account, such amounts accumulated to Rs. 71,842/-. RCS directed the Society to reconcile the bank payment. Society did not do the same, however based on an ex parte reconciliation Society in 2017 demanded an erroneous amount of Rs. 5,103/- which I have constantly disputed.

From 2015 till present date Society got involved in to many illegal acts against me an my family.

Making non-payment of the ex parte reconciled amount (Rs. 5,103/-) an issue Society again in 2018 took a resolution to expel me from my membership along with issues like prejudicial activities detrimental to the interest of the Society and violation of lawful decision of the Board, my appeal in this regard to RCS is pending before him since 23.04.2018.

Meanwhile Society on 04.06.2018 confirmed my expulsion and issued a notice to vacate the vacant possession of my flat no. 5/4 within 30 days, stating that this is as per Rule 133 of WBCS Rules 2011 else they would take necessary legal steps. Society has also resorted to cause hindrance in supply of my basic amenities such as water, electricity, etc., restoration of which was made on intervention of CI / ARCS, Paschim Burdwan Range III office, Police, SDM & other local bodies.

In spite of all troubles, mental agony, disturbance, etc. I have continued staying in my flat.

Pls. advice, whether under such circumstances I can be evicted from my flat, is there any mention of eviction under WBCS Act 2006 & Rules 2011, is my expulsion from membership valid without approval of RCS.

If possible provide me with High Court / Supreme Court judgement for such cases.

Waiting for your kind reply.

I can send all related documents to your mail



Hello Sir,

My father bought a L.I.G flat via second hand, which is under West Bengal Housing Society Cooperative. While buying we were being told that luxurious amenities like Car , AC will not be allowed in the society. Although in due course of time these rules got changed and we saw many people started parking Cars and buying AC. We do have a car as wee which we park in the open space as there is no dedicated parking space or facility in the society premise. After sometime they made the parking as paid and demanded 300 INR for each four wheeler , but recently in last two years they have increased the amount to 500 INR without any extra facility. It is simply a first come first based thing. When I questioned the society they said that this has been passed in the AGM , yet they denied to show me any written circular or anything. I denied paying extra money and now they have stopped providing me normal facilities also and denied accepting the housing maintenance charges when I tried to pay. Please suggest what I should do.

1. What are the procedures to buy a mig cooperative flat in new town action area 1, is it leaga to buy someone’s share if yes how much time hidco take for share transfer and estimated cost for registering.

2. After share transfer is there any role left from the seller. Share transfer means what actually he is transferring is the building only or land + building.

3. What does this mean free hold? I have heard that mig cooperative flat are free hold, so we all members can rebuild it in future ?

Dear Sir,
I own a flat in KMC area and it is not a Housing Coop. Society Flat. Can I purchase a Housing coop. society flat within KMC area? I have the intention to sell my first flat after I purchase the coop. Flat.

I have a membership in a 8 member CHS with a plot allotted from HIDCO. I want to transfer my membership to a buyer as I want to get out of the society, being not able to pay the construction cost. I am charging a price to my buyer for the membership transfer. How is this amount taxed? Will it be taxed as an income for individual? Or would it be taxed as sale of property? The construction is underway.

From your writting it is understood that any person can have membership in more than one housing cooperative society, if not in same location. In this respect can you refer any acts and/or rule or order referring to this?

Dear Mr Chenoy,

Please advise (1)what is the validity period of co operative housing society registration certificate (2) can it be renewed online (3) if so , the website (4) if not, the address in Kolkata where one must go for renewal (the society is in Kolkata)(5) What docyments are required

Warm regards,Vishwaroop (PH + 91 9831925082)

Our is a housing cooperative having eight members. It is constructed on leased property of KMDA. One of the member rented her flat to for last five yrs. Now the member wants to transfer her flat to the licensee. But the other members (six out of remaining seven) rejected the proposal in a special general meeting conveyed for the purpose. Now the question is whether it is mandatory for the society to accept the proposal and transfer flat to the applicant (,licensee) despite the written objections of the other members? Pl. advice us.

Dear sir, I am flat owner/member in a cooperative housing society. I was accepted as a member of cooperative society (12 members in total) in 2012 and I started making regular payments for the construction work via society account. The share certificate was issued in 2015. But the flats are not yet registered against individual owners with the authority. Now I want to sell my flat. My query is – the count of holding period (24 month) will start from which date – the date on which I was accepted as a member or the date of issuance of a share certificate by the Cooperative society?
I would be grateful if you can answer this query.

Hi Ceil.
I am Ashis. I am a cooperative society member of one LIG property in New Town. We are 08 members . Our society got sanction from HIDCO to construction . Two members are delaying not to start.We are forcing them to start but they are not interested . Can you suggest any legal action we can take against them . Or how to remove them from membership? What is the best solution to construct building as soon as possible.

Ashis K

We have no committee and registered welfare association in 29 owners flats building. one lady has purchased two flats one at 3rd floor on her name and 2nd at ground floor which was on her daughter name, this ground floor house is made from closing all parking areas by developer or builder when parking areas not sold, my question is shall they have to pay maintenance common charges for two separately as they are two different flats on different registered electricity connections and names(3rd floor house- mother) ground floor house(daughter). the mother is not paying separate house maintenance charges rather she is stating that she will add 800sqft her house of 3rd floor and 600sqft house of first floor daughter house in one and pay 1400sqftX0.60 paisa rate=840/ only where as separate amount comes but our old committee decided that per flat of below 1000 sqft area should pay 500/ each for every unit flat, this comes 1000/ the tussle is going on. what should be the remedy? those have higher sq ft areas are reluctant to pay on sq feet rate, rather they ready to pay 600/ per unit flat instead of 0.60 paisa per sq ft rate? please guide.

Hi,I am niranjan ,residing at Kasba,
My quairy is whether two brothers
having two flats at First floor but both
flats are inter connected availing like simgle flat by not giving any separatipm,using big portoco different
from other flats ,is this violation of laws for using maximum space and violating actual building plan
Please suggest


I am concerned for a housing cooperative at newtown where my in laws paid to a developer who is acting as a mediator between original outgoing cooperative members(8) and new (buying) members for a fully new group of a hig plot being developed by that developer. Developer paying the old group of co-op. members as per the deal price for transferring their share by taking the money from new party willing to have a flat in that co-op.
The main problem is that developer altered and occupied the caretaker room (as per sanctioned plan) for making a shop, also shifted the mandatory ground floor toilet portion to the other part of the room area without any revision/changes in the plan. This is done purely to earn some extra bucks by selling the shop and it is without any consent from the newly transferred(five)/not transferred(three) members. We fear that the guest parking also may be kept occupied and thereafter may be sold to a third party.
Whether NKDA can give CC by overlooking such unauthorised changes made beyond the sanctioned plan with the help of bribing the authority and present members should have any say on this at this point of time to protect the encroaching the housing co-op. area by the developer. Litigation may be a big threat to take any step against as construction is underway, but the advantage taking by the developer to ruin the housing norms during this transition period can be stopped by NKDA/HIDCO and a healthy cooperative society can be prevailed over there else there will be a backlash to continue for a long run. None among the present members are also in favour of a shop in their residential project in exchange of the mental peace and quietness around their own surroundings throughout.
Please guide and advise us accordingly to come out of the shop nightmare in the project.

Hello, do you have copies of site plan and building plan? Do you know if any changes have been made and approved in the building plan because sometimes building plans are revised before completion? Have you raised any written objections to NKDA/HIDCO? What’s the current status? Let me know if you need any professional help. Thanks.

Thanks for the reply. Again fearing the litigation no member is in favour of putting any written complaint to HIDCO/NKDA or taking any legal step regarding this unauthorised occupying the part of the society. Changes or revision of the plan has not been done so far as the developer is taking a part of every society same way they are developing on the pretext of the HIDCO published proposal in newspaper nearly two years back for ice cream/cake shop provision in the society building. In this way they are taking away the societies own space forcibly once the complete society members are being changed during the course of land development.
The building sanctioned plan we are having but site plan not available with me or any other member.

I want to buy one HIG Flat from a member of Housing Co-opt Society in New Town. What are the basic steps to be followed. The building is under construction.

Hello Partha,
Conduct due diligence of their papers and look through all details. Better to contact an experienced lawyer as several projects are getting delayed. Do check for timeline of delivery, penalty for non-delivery and if the property is registered under WBHIRA. If you need further assistance contact me at

Is there any format wherein a house owner can change the name of nominee to include 2or 3 more names

Depends on the kind of property and if it is a housinng society then they will have a standard format for change in nomination. Under Section 76 of WBCS Act along with Form 28B is the standard format but nominee can be only one under such provisions of law. If you need further help, email me to

Hi there,

My co-operative society (in Saltlake, Kolkata) is forcing me to pay the maintenance charges in cash, while I prefer online transfer as it helps me to keep a track of the payments. Is there any law which can force me to pay cash? Also if the co-operative society is not maintaining the property properly and there are water leakage and damaging the ceiling on my apartment, can I refuse to pay the maintenance charges unless the issues have been resolved? Please let me know.

My wife became a member of a co-operative housing society in Kolkata in 2006 by way of nomination after her mother died in 2000. The apartment completed in 1987 but the apartment is yet to be registered in hen name as we were away from West Bengal. I bought another co-operative housing society land in Kolkata in 2003 and constructed a house in 2009 in my name.
For registering my wife’s apartment now is it mandatory to sell my property first?

Dear Chenoy,
We are 32 Members bulk cooperative housing society at Rajarhat Newtown under WBHIDCO and We are proceeding towards construction on the land. Is there any legal procedure for allotment of Flats by way of lottery : do/shall we have to engage any external agency for the same….
Please enlighten.

Hello Sir,
My Father in Law is a regular member of a Housing Co-op society and also the president of the Board members. We have a existing two storied building from 2007. Now we want to construct another floor and we have the KMC sanction.

We gave an appeal application to Secretary for NOC in prescribed format of SBI for Co-op society. Secretary is unresponsive and verbally told he will not give any NOC and we have to submit the KMC plan first, in that I told that Co-op society have no jurisdiction and right to judge the KMC plan as they don’t have the expertise. But if they want so they give this us in writing for submitting the plan. They are not rejecting our application neither gives in writing to submit the KMC plan.

My query is

the Co-op society can deny to give NOC for bank loan in my property (member) after formal application without any intimation and sheer unresponsiveness?

They can ask to submit the KMC plan? they have that authority?

I heartily thank you for this initiative . It will be much obliging for answering my queries

Hi –
My father in law is part of a Co-op society in New Town (under NKDA) that consists of 8 flats. 1 person holds 4 flats (say person A) and there are 4 other member holding 1 flat each. Now person A wants to take a decision which my father in law is not in agreement with. Question is: under WB Co-Op society rules will it be the majority vote or unanimity that will decide what could be done. Any help will be appreciated.

If a cooperative society member registared his flat then the owner of the flat is society or the member himself ?

Hello Sir,

Thank you for writing such insightful blogs. This really helps common citizens like us to understand the law and the process. I came across your blog while trying to find a answer to my query. To some extent this blog has answered my query, but I would just like to ratify my understanding with you to gain some confidence on my understanding. After reading the blog, what I understand is the following: “An individual can own more than 1 flat in the same housing co-op society, provided that person, or any member of his family does not own any plot, house or flat within the local limits of any municipal corporation or municipality or town or gram Panchayat or notified authority area where the housing Cooperative society is situated except for the one where he is applying or has applied. ”

In the above context, is it right to say that I can purchase 2 flats in a same housing co-op society?

I request you to please take some time and reply to my query. Awaiting your insightful response.

Thanks & Regards
Ankit Mehta

what is the procedure for resignation from the post of treasurer and secretary from housing coop. soceity?

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