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The past two decades have seen a huge rise in students and IT professionals migrating to Pune owing to the exponential growth in their respective sectors. Pimpri, Chinchwad, Wakad, Ravet, Punawale, and Urse are areas in Pune that have seen an exorbitant rise in tenant demand.

The moderate and pleasant weather and affordable cost of living compared to other big cities like Mumbai and Bangalore are other contributing factors. Pune, as a city, has been friendly with its residents.

Outsider migration leads to a rise in tenant culture and eventually unlocks opportunities for landlords in that city to rent out their additional property. Letting out your property for rent comes with its own risks and rewards. With an all-time high crime rate, due diligence before letting out your property is a must if you don’t want trouble for yourselves and your family. So, if you are a landlord in Pune and are planning to rent your property out, then keep reading to know all about the tenant police verification process in Pune.

Also, read about PCMC Property Tax!

Is Tenant Police Verification in Pune Mandatory?

Is tenant police verification mandatory in Pune
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Although not mandatory by the Indian government, tenant police verification is highly advised. According to Section 188 of the Indian penal code (IPC). A landlord can be penalized with a fine of up to 200 INR or imprisoned for up to a year or both if the tenant engages in illegal activities. The Model Tenancy Act of 2019 lays strong emphasis on tenant police verification. 

Benefits of Tenant Police Verification

  • It gives you information about whether the potential tenant has any criminal records or not.
  • Helps you make wise decisions on letting out.
  • People with bad intentions rent out properties as a hub for their illegal activities such as drugs, liquor, rave parties, prostitution, and terrorism planning. A tenant police verification instils fear in their minds and will make them think 100 times before indulging in anything unlawful.
  • Tenants will ensure non-damage to the property and make sure to pay the rent on time.
  • Enables you to keep a healthy relationship with your tenants
  • Gives you overall peace of mind.

Tenant Police Verification in Pune Procedures

As a landlord in Pune, you can complete your tenant police verification either by an online process or an offline process.

Online process:

In today’s digital world, where everyone wants things online, whether it be groceries, apparel, or medicines, I recommend you get your tenant police verification done online too. It obviously saves you time and effort. Follow the steps below:

With this, the police will have all the necessary information about your tenant in their records. They’ll notify you if the tenant engages in any suspicious activity, which will help you further initiate action against them. Eventually, this process will set the ground for deciding whether you want to continue or terminate the rental agreement.

Offline process:

If you want to get your tenant police verification done offline, you’ll need to visit the nearest police station. There, obtain the form, fill it out, and submit it along with the photos and your tenants’ id proof.

Source: POLICE STATION, PUNE CITY (Screenshot)

Obtaining a Pune Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

The last step in the tenant police verification process in Pune is to obtain a Police clearance certificate. The certificate states whether the tenant has any past criminal records. You can obtain that at:

List of Police Stations in Pune

Reception Desk at a Police Station
Source: Pune Police Station (Screenshot)
DivisionPolice StationAddressContact No.
Chaturshringi DivisionWakad Police StationRajiv Gandhi Infotech Park Phase 1 Hinjewadi Dist Mulshi Pune 411057020-22934100/ 22934110
Chaturshringi DivisionSangavi Police StationSangavi Police Station, Sai chouk navi Sangavi. Pimpari chinchavad corporetion.020-27286162
Chaturshringi DivisionHinjewadi Police StationRajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi, TalMulshi Pune.020-22934622 / 22932119
Chaturshringi DivisionChaturshringi Police StationChaturshringi Police Station, Ganesh Khind Road,In Front Of Rajbhavan,Pune-7.020-25655335 / 26208421
Pimpri DivisionPimpri Police StationIn Front of Pune Chinchwad Teliphone Exchange,Pune-Mumbai Road,Chinchwad,Pune-411019.020-27472218
Pimpri DivisionChinchwad Police StationChafekar Chowk, In front Of Dr.kamat Hospital Near Chinchavad Bhaji Mandai,Pune33020-27356767 / 68
Pimpri DivisionNigadi Police StationSec. No-24, Near Dada Dadi Garden, Nigadi Pradhikaran, Pune.020-27655088 / 27640467 / 27642202
Pimpri DivisionBhosari Police StationNear C.I.R.T.Nashik Rod Bhosari Pune.020-27124728 / 27110834
Pimpri DivisionMIDC Bhosari Police StationCulter Crest, Sector No. – 6, M-4 Spine City Road, Moshi Pradhikaran, Pune 412105020-20274444
Khadaki DivisionYerawada Police StationShashtrinagar Chowk,Yerawada,Pune.020-26684456 / 26208288
Khadaki DivisionVimantal Police StationSatyam Aarked Building,Ramwadi,Pune.020-26633888
Khadaki DivisionVishrantwadi Police StationVishrantwadi Police Station, Survey No-90, Pune Alandi Road, Mental Corner, Yerawada , Pune.020-26692590 / 26208272
Khadaki DivisionKhadaki DivisionKhadaki Police Station, Khadaki, Pune020-25818659 / 26208423
Khadaki DivisionDighi Police StationNear by Ragav Mangal karyalay Gaikwad nagar Dighi Pune020-20280035
Khadaki DivisionChandan Nagar Police StationS NO 37 Chandan Nagar Police Station Behind Sundarabai Marathe School Old Mundhwa Road Pune 411014020-27012321
Wanavdi DivisionMundhawa Police StationMundhawa Police Station, Pune-36.020-26890153
Wanavdi DivisionHadapsar Police StationHadapsar Police Station020-26996577
Wanavdi DivisionKondhwa Police StationSurvey no.38/5 Kondhva Khurd, Pune.020-26930780
Wanavdi DivisionWanawadi Police StationHadapsar Industrial Area,Near Kirloskar Pneumatic Company,Hadapsar,Pune-13.020-26824981 / 26875734
City DivisionFaraskhana Police StationFaraskhana Police Station, 146 Bhudhawar Peth, Near Dagadusheth Ganpati temple, Pune.020-24452250/ 26208438
City DivisionKhadak Police StationKhadak Police Station, Shukrawar Peth, Near Mamaledar Kacheri, Pune-411042.020-24476422 / 24452095
Vishrambaug DivisionVishrambaug Police StationVishrambaug Police Station, Near Dagduseth Halvai Ganpati Temple,Pune.020-24457750 / 26208439
Vishrambaug DivisionShivajinagar Police StationNear Police Ground F.C. Road Get. Shivajinagar Pune-411005.020-25536263 / 25512347
Deccan DivisionDeccan Police Station759/5,Prabhat Road,Deccan Jimkhana,Pune411004.020-25675005 / 25675006 / 26208424
Deccan DivisionKothrud Police StationNear Wanaj Company, Paud Road, Kothrud Pune.020-25391515/ 25391010
Deccan DivisionWarje Malwadi Police StationNear Mumbai-Banglore Highway,Warje Malwadi,Pune.020-25237777 / 25237779
Swargate DivisionBharati Vidyapeeth Police stationIn Front of Bharati Vidhyapeeth, Pune.020-24365100 / 24360101
Swargate DivisionSahakar Nagar Police StationSarve No.-2833,Parvati,Near Padmavati Temple,Pune020-24228113 / 26208320
Swargate DivisionMarket Yard Police StationMarket yard Residency Building, Near Flower Market, Market yard, Pune-37.020-24275137/ 26208355
Swargate DivisionSinhagad Police StationSinhagad Police Station, Pune020-24348270
Swargate DivisionBibwewadi Police StationSR. No. 670, Swami Vivekanand Road Bibwewadi,Pune-411037.020-24282003
Swargate DivisionDattawadi Police StationDattawadi Police Station, Pune020-24220205 / 26208313
Swargate DivisionSwargate Police StationIn Front of Swargate S. T Stand,Pune411042.020-24452769 / 26208319
Lashkar DivisionBundgarden Police StationBundgarden Police Station, Pune-411001.020-26123825
Lashkar DivisionKoregaon Park Police StationKoregaonpark Police Station, Lane No. 4- A, Pune-411001.02026152222 / 26208374
Lashkar DivisionLashkar Police StationBangala No.9,Dr.Koyaji Road,Camp,Pune.020- 26208228/ 26333549
Lashkar DivisionSamarth (Somwar Peth) Police Stn423,Somwar Peth,Pune-11.020-26135491 / 26208224 / 26208393
Pune DivisionAlankar Police StationP-16, Alankar Pool Rd, Swapnamandir Society, Bharatkunj – 1, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra 41105202025445003
Pune DivisionBharti Vidyapeeth Police StationNH 4, Dhankawadi Rd, Bharati Vidyapeeth Campus, Dhankawadi, Pune, Maharashtra 41104302024365100
Pune DivisionKhadki Police StationPune Mumbai Highway, Church Chowk, Pune, Maharashtra 41100302025818659
Pune DivisionMangaldas police stationBund Garden Rd, Sangamvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001020-26208338
Pune DivisionNana Peth Police ChowkiVednath S Marg, Anutej Symphony Society, New Nana Peth, Rasta Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411011020-26336432
Pune DivisionNarayan Peth police stationGowaikar Building, 589, Anna Athawale Rd, Narayan Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030020-24452722
Pune DivisionNarhe police stationWadgaon Budruk, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra 411041020-24699076
Pune divisionNarpatgiri police station428, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Railway Station Rd, Saraswat Colony, Mangalwar 
Pune divisionMahatma Phule Police Station435, New Nana Peth, Ganesh Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002020-26208238
Pune divisionPadamji police station1040, Waghmare Guruji Path, New Nana Peth, Bhawani Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002020-26331738
Pune divisionPranakuti police stationNawanagar, Salwe Nagar, Sangamvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411006020-26208100
Pune divisionPerugate police station1224, Karandiikar Rd, Perugate, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030020-24486142
Pune divisionMeeranagar police stationA9/2, N Main Rd, Meera Nagar Garden Society, Liberty Phase 2, Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001 
Pune divisionUndri police stationUndri, Pune, Maharashtra 411028 
Pune divisionPrabhat police station117/1-A, Prabhat Rd, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 411004020-26208443
Pune divisionRamoshi gate police stationJawaharlal Nehru Rd, Next To The Fule High School, Sasane Wada, Bhawani Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002020-26446813
Pune divisionSenadatta Police Chowky2, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rd, Swayamsidha Society, Lokamanya Nagar, Laxmi Park Colony, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030020-24532971
Pune divisionTadiwala police stationTadiwala Rd, near Council Hall, Lumbini Nagar, Sangamvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001020-26208226
ACP Kosthrud DivisionKhadakwasla police station, (Uttamnagar)HAVELI, DIST:, Uttam Nagar, Bhunde Vasti, Bavdhan, Pune, Maharashtra 411023020-25293222

Criminal Incidents in Pune where Tenants were not Verified

  1. In early 2022, one Gulab Mohammed Mukhtar Shaikh, who stayed as a migrant tenant in the Lohegaon area of Pune, murdered his landlady by strangulating her for not indulging in an affair with him. The police later tracked and arrested him in his hometown in Bihar.
  2. In 2020, Yogesh Satav, a landlord from the Shukruwar area of Pune, was abducted and forced by his tenants to sign a paper allowing them to use his premises rent-free. When he went to claim back his rights, the tenants threatened to transfer his property to their name.
  3. In 2017, one Shubham Vinayakrao Jamnik, who rented a house in the Dighi area of Pune, kidnapped and murdered his landlord’s daughter. He and his cousin first kidnapped the girl and drove her off in their car. When the girl’s parents filed a police complaint, the duo were asked by the police to come back for questioning. After hours of questioning, they confessed that they murdered the girl and buried her body out of panic.

Other Safety Tips for Landlords:

  1. Frequently visit your property to ensure there is nothing fishy or untoward.
  2. Make clauses in your agreement that allow you to make such visits and hold your tenant liable for any wrongdoing on your property.
  3. Set your expectations straight in the agreement and verbally.
  4. Make friends with people around your property, and ask them to notify you whenever necessary. 

Your safety is in your hands. So my message to all landlords is to please get your tenants’ police verification done and only then let out your property. There have been instances where decent-looking and educated people have committed heinous crimes after taking properties for rent. This has spoiled the owner’s reputation apart from causing them a financial dent.

Do not let out your property on mere trust. In Pune, police can lodge an FIR against a landowner for renting a property to a tenant without a tenant Police Verification.