In W.P. 2201/2012 the Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court declared that public properties/buildings/ lands such as playgrounds shall not be named after “any living person” especially a sitting MLA who is a public figure and who is certain to gain advantage from such naming. The MLA may immortalize his name by naming his own properties under his name but not misuse public funds for such purpose. Where the Counsel for Respondent submitted in defense that various public buildings had been named after “living politicians”, the Court said that any person may approach the court for remedial measures.
- Karnataka Rent Act
Under Section 20 Estate Agents engaged in brokerage of houses are liable to be registered with the Rent Controller & file Quarterly Return of the transaction. Rule 20 prescribes half of the rate of one month as brokerage or commission.