Hyderabad: House owners warned against renting homes to foreign nationals

Hyderabad: House owners renting homes to foreign nationals have been warned by Rachakonda police about informing the authorities before chartering their properties.

A recent survey conducted by the police identified 560 foreign nationals residing in Rachakonda. Of these 155 of them were not residing at the address given by them. “These residents may have moved out for education, but the owners were unaware of their where about,” said the police.

After the survey, restriction orders were served against 11 foreign nationals, three from Nigeria, three from Sudan, two from Tanzania and one each from Congo, Rwanda and South Africa. Three have been deported and the police are in the process of deporting eight others.

“Any houseowner renting to foreign nationals should verify their documents and get them registered with the Foreigner Regional Registration Offices,” said Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat.

“If owners do not follow this process, they are liable for action as per the law,” he warned.