Que. Can Cooperative Housing Societies (CHS) pass the resolution for the "No
Bachelor/Student Tenants" or "Pets not allowed in the Society" considering
Experiences of them causing nuisance to the residents of the society. Though supremacy of the society has been underlined in many cases, bye-law no 42(2) specifies that no permission of the society is required to sublet the flat etc. It states that the right of a member to give his/her flat on rent is subject to provisions of bye-law 47 wherein causing of nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience to any other
members is not allowed. It also strictly monitors the general decency or morals and allows the Committee to take steps to stop all immoral practices, if any. With respect to pets: pets can be allowed in the society. Rules regarding the timings for free movement of the pets, cleanliness, etc. for the pets raised by the members can be framed. Rules of Animal Welfare Board have to be followed. Recently in the
case, Jignesh Thakore Vs Dilip Shah, the excessive love for birds causing nuisance to other members was restricted.
Though power of the committee is restricted while passing resolutions regarding no bachelor/students, pets, etc. there are penalties provided for breach of bye-laws. Civil rights of other members are equally valued and respected