Corporation cannot levy penalty for unauthorized occupation of building unless there is specific legal provision: Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court emphasised that Corporation cannot levy penalty for unauthorised occupation under Section 242 of the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (Act) unless building is unlawfully constructed.
Chief Justice AJ Desai, Justice VG Arun and Kerala HC
Chief Justice AJ Desai, Justice VG Arun and Kerala HC Kerala High Court

The Kerala High court recently held that when a building is lawfully constructed but occupied without proper permits from the Corporation, it will not attract tax or penalty under Section 242 (levying of tax on the building constructed unlawfully) of the Kerala Municipality Act of 1994 [Dr P J Joy & Anr v The Corporation of Kochi & Anr].

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