As a step towards creating a database of tenants in Chennai, the city police began issuing tenant information forms to house owners from Sunday.
Completed forms with tenant details, including a passport-sized photograph, should be submitted by owners at police stations within 60 days.
On Sunday, house owners collected the forms from police stations across the city.
“We expect more owners to approach us in the coming days. We presume many are also downloading the forms from our website www.tnpolice. gov.in,” said a senior officer at the commissionerate.
The tenant information form, available in Tamil and English, can be downloaded from the online applications section of the Tamil Nadu police website. “The house owners can submit the completed forms in person or even send them through post or courier. The information collected will remain confidential, under the supervision of the deputy commissioner of the police district concerned,” the officer said.
House owners who rent property to tenants after the specified 60-day period can submit the forms 15 days after the rental agreement is processed. House owners who fail to submit the forms will face legal action under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC, sources said.