Fatwa: # 32729
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Country: India
Date: 30th November -0001

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Dear Mufti sahab,

i would like to ask one question that we live in a building and pay rent to the owner. the rent is collected on the basis of the municipal assessment tax paid by the owner to the municipal corporation.

my rent was 96 rs in the year 2009 in 2010 the owner raised the bill saying that the assessment tax is increased so you have to pay extra amount i.e 30% on actual rent thereafter in 2011 he again raised a bill saying that the tax has increased and now you have to pay 70% on the 30% increased amount. i went to municipal office and inquired regarding the tax increment but they said it is not increased. 

now from 201 onwards muncipal officer told me that the rent will official increase 40% on the actual rent i.e on 96 rupees but my rent from the owner will on 96 x 30% = 124 rupees x 70% = 212 rupees x 40% = 297 rupees instead of 131 i have to pay 297 rupees / month

so he is charging me extra 165 rupees can i pay interest amount what extra he is charging the basic rent and increment i will pay him as usual 

Please reply me in this regards

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