Repair or demolish? Bombay HC to examine civic guidelines for unsafe buildings

Dated on: Monday 9th October 2023

The legal dispute surrounding Mehta Mahal, referred to by the Bombay High Court as one of the most contested properties in south Mumbai, may determine whether local body guidelines can ever establish enforceable rights in favor of private individuals. This 56-year-old commercial building on Mathew Road, a narrow lane leading from Charni Road to the rear of Opera House, is once again in court, this time over a 2021 report by an expert panel appointed by the BMC concerning its structural stability.

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