Rules for Running Paying Guest Accommodation Bangalore
Running a paying guest accommodation requires the owner to statutorily apply and obtain a Health Trade Licence under Schedule 10 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act 1976 from the jurisdictional Health Officer. The licence fee is Rs.3,000 and failure to comply with the requirement can lead to the premises being summarily closed or sealed.
Electricity and water are supposed to be supplied at commercial rates and while levying property taxes they are supposed to be treated as non-residential property.The previous BBMP Commissioner had even called for a survey to find out if kitchens in houses with PGs had commercial LPG cylinders.
Rules governing PGs
The city police wing has framed some rules for PGs:
* All PGs should get licences from BBMP
* Instal CCTV cameras
* Appoint security guards
* Maintain identity and other details of occupants