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### Income Under the Head House Property Practical Problems

UNIT – 3: INCOME UNDER THE HEAD HOUSE PROPERTY PRACTICAL PROBLEMS
Q. No. 1. Mr. Sudhakar Rao hired a house of 5 rooms at Rs. 5,000 p.m. He paid Rs. 6,000 as Municipal Taxes and spent Rs. 5,000 on the repair of the house. He has sub-let 2 rooms at the rate of Rs. 3,000 p.m. to his friend Mr. Prabhakar Rao. Compute income from sub-letting.
Q. NO. 2. Compute Annual Rental Value in following case:
 Rs. i.            Municipal Rental Value        ii.            Actual Rent Received       iii.            Lift and pump maintenance charges paid by owner      iv.            Salary of common gardener and watchman paid by tenants to the owner and actual expenses incurred by the owner during the year are Rs. 4,200 48,000 p.a. 50,000 p.a. 6,000 p.a. 500 p.m.
Q. No. 3. Compute Expected Rental Value (ERV)
a)      Mr. R has a house at Pune where Rent Control Act is applicable. Its MRV is Rs. 1,08,000 p.a. and FRV is        Rs. 1,20,000 p.a. Standard Rent is Rs. 1,02,000.
b)      In above case what difference it will make if Rent Control Act is not applicable and Standard Rent is not given.

Q. No. 4. From the particulars given below, compute ARV in each case separately.
 A Rs. B Rs. C Rs. D Rs. MRV FRV Real Rent Standard Rent 60,000 75,000 69,000 Not Applicable 48,000 60,000 54,000 72,000 36,000 45,000 40,000 42,000 96,000 1,16,000 1,20,000 1,15,000
Q. No. 5. Compute the annual rental value for the previous year 2015-16 from particulars given below:
 MRV Standard Rent Unrealized Rent Date of completion Rs. 84,000 p.a. Rs. 87,000 p.a. Rs. 4,000 31-7-2015 FRV Real Rent Date of letting 1-10-2015 90,000 p.a. 8,000 p.m.
Q. No. 6.
 Rs. Rent Received Standard Rent Municipal Valuation Fair Rental Value Municipal Taxes Compute the net annual value 1,75,000 1,60,000 1,70,000 1,72,000 12% of MRV + 2% of Municipal taxes an Sanitation Surcharge
Q. No. 7. Compute the income from house property from information given below:
 Rs. Municipal Rental Value Rent received during the year Municipal Taxes (50% paid by tenant) Expenses incurred on repairs a)      By owner b)      By tenant Collection charges Date of completion of house 18,000 24,000 1,800 p.a. 3,000 3,000 1,000 1-6-1998
Q. No. 8. In the previous year 1998-99, there was unrealized rent of Rs. 42,000 but the owner could claim a deduction of Rs. 31,000 only as the income from house property was only Rs. 24,000. Find out the deemed income from house property u/s 25A in each case separately if the assessee recovers:
Case I: Rs. 12,000                              Case II: Rs. 28,000
Q. No. 9. Calculate the taxable amount of unrealized rent recovered in following case:
 P/Y 2014-15 P/Y 2015-16 Mr. X Rs. Mr. Y Rs. Mr. X Rs. Mr. Y Rs. MRV FRV Standard Rent Annual Rent Unrealized Rent Unrealized Rent Recovered 1,50,000 1,66,000 1,60,000 1,95,000 30,000 NIL 1,50,000 1,66,000 1,55,000 1,65,000 30,000 NIL 1,50,000 1,66,000 1,60,000 1,95,000 NIL 28,000 1,50,000 1,66,000 1,55,000 1,65,000 NIL 28,000
Q. No. 10. Mr. Z has given his premises on hire from 1-8-2011 to a business for its office. He submits the following particulars:
 Rs. Rs. MRV FRV Standard Rent Actual Rent 1,44,000 1,48,000 1,60,000 1,80,000 Municipal Taxes Interest on loan for purchase of house 14,400 p.a. 45,000
As per agreement rent will increase to Rs. 16,000 p.m. from 1-12-2014. But amount of increased rent is paid in December 2015. Compute his income from the previous year 2015-16.
Q. No. 11. From the particulars given below compute total income of Mr. P Aggarwal for the assessment year 2016-17: The house was completed on 1-9-2010:
 Rs. A.      Self occupied house Municipal Rental Value Fair Rental Value Municipal Taxes Ground Rent Interest on Loan B.      Let out house Municipal Rental Value Actual Rent Received Municipal Taxes Interest on Loan for the Previous years 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 Ground Rent Fire Insurance Premium C.      Income from other sources 12,000 p.a. 18,000 p.a. 1,200 p.a. 500 p.a. 10,000 p.a. 24,000 p.a. 30,000 p.a. 2,400 p.a. 10,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 2,400 2,000 50,000

Q. No. 12. Sh. H. Mukherjee constructed a building on 30th June, 2009. It had two flats of equal dimensions. One flat was let out to a tenant for residential purpose on a monthly rent of Rs. 1,000 and other flat was let out to a friend for residential purposes on a monthly rent of Rs. 1,000. Sri Mukherjee paid the following expenses during the year ended 31st March, 2016.
Municipal taxes @ 10% on municipal value of Rs. 20,000;
Fire Insurance Premium @ 2% of Municipal value;
Rent Collection charges in case of 1st flat Rs. 600;
Repairs and alternations Rs. 1,000;
Interior decoration charges Rs. 2,000;
Legal Charges for recovery of rent in case of 1st flat Rs. 1,000.
Interest on loan taken for renovation of 2nd flat Rs. 4,200;
Conservancy tax in addition to Municipal Tax Rs. 300;
Find out the income of Sh. H. Mukherjee under the head “Income from House Property” for the assessment year 2016-17.
Q. No. 12 A. Mr. X is the owner of following 3 let out and 1 self occupied house properties. Find out the net annual value for the assessment year 2016-17.
 A B C Self Occupied Municipal Rent Value (MRV) Fair Rental Value (FRV) Standard Rent Actual Rent Received Municipal taxes – Paid                                  Due 30,000 32,000 34,000 38,000 2,000 2,000 30,000 28,000 40,000 32,000 4,000 - 60,000 66,000 50,000 48,000 - 4,000 90,000 - - - 9,000 -
Q. No. 13. Compute income from house property of Mr. Anil and Mr. Sunil for the year ending on 31-3-2016, from the information given below:
a)      Mr. Anil & Mr. Sunil are brothers and they have inherited the house property from their father with equal share.
b)      Rent realizable from the property is Rs. 27,000 p.a.
c)       Municipal Taxes (to be borne by the land lord) are Rs. 9,000 p.a.
d)      The property is on leasehold land and the annual lease rent is Rs. 3,000.
e)      Rent collector is paid Rs. 100 per month.
f)       Property was mortgaged by taking a loan of Rs. 50,000 @ 10% p.a. for the purpose of partnership business. The loan was taken on 1st October 2013.
g)      One of the flats in the building fetching monthly rent of Rs. 500 vacant for two months.
Q. No. 14. The particulars of a residential house completed on 31st May 2013 are given below:
 Rs. Rent Municipal Taxes paid Ground Rent Insurance Interest on amount borrowed for construction of this house Collection charges actually paid 800 p.m. 1,800 50 80 1,000 300
The assessee mortgaged the house for Rs. 36,000 to meet the expenses of his daughter’s marriage and paid an interest of Rs. 3,000 on the mortgage loan during the year. The assessee also claimed that he had not realized rents from his tenants to the extent of Rs. 2,000 and he proved his claim to the entire satisfaction of the assessing officer that the conditions for its admissibility were satisfied. Compute the total income under the head House Property.
Q. No. 15. Compute income from house property from the particulars given below for the assessment year 2016-17:
 Rs. Municipal rental value Actual rent received Municipal taxes Date of completion Date of letting Fire Insurance Premium (due) Ground rent (due) Interest on loan taken to construct the house              2009-10 to 2014-15 @ Rs. 15,000 p.a.              2015-16 Rs. 10,000 Interest on delayed payment of interest 24,000 p.a. 30,000 p.a. 2,400 p.a. 31-3-2012 1-4-2012 400 p.a. 600 p.a. 1,000
Q. No. 16. Mr. Joseph is owner of a residential house construction completed on 31-10-2007 and it has been let out from 1-12-2007 for residential purposes. Its other particulars are:
 Rs. Municipal valuation Fair rent Standard rent under Rent Control Act Actual Rent Municipal Taxes paid (including Rs. 1,500 paid by tenant) Water and sewerage benefit tax levied by the State Government not paid yet as it is disputed in appeal Fire Insurance payable Legal Charges for recovery of rent Stamp duty and registration charges incurred in respect of lease agreement of the house 15,000 p.a. 18,000 p.a. 1,500 p.m. 1,600 p.m. 2,500 1,200 600 1,500 3,000
The unrealized rent for the year 2013-14 amounted to Rs. 16,000 out of which a deduction has been claimed for    Rs. 12,000. During the Rs. 14,000 were recovered from the defaulting tenant.  Compute income from house property for the previous year 2015-16.
Q. No. 17. Mr. X, the owner of two houses, occupies one for his own residence and the other he lets to a tenant at a monthly rent of Rs. 500. The municipal valuation of the house occupied is Rs. 2,600 and of the other is Rs. 5,200. The municipal taxes of the two amounted to Rs. 600. The other expenses in respect of the two houses are as follows:
 Rs. Insurance premium (for both houses) Annual charge in respect of the house occupied Ground rent for the house let Repairs of the house occupied Interest on loan taken to repair the two houses 1,200 300 100 700 400
Mr. X also had income from other sources amounting to Rs. 20,000 during the year. Calculate Mr. X’s income from house property and total income.
Q. No. 18. From the particulars given below for two self-occupied houses. Advise the owner as to which house he should choose as self-occupied for the assessment year 2016-17:
 House A (Rs.) House B(Rs.) Municipal Rental Value Municipal Taxes (50% paid) Ground Rent Fire Insurance Premium paid Interest on loan taken to construct the house Other Income 24,000 p.a. 2,000 p.a. 500 p.a. 1,000 p.a. 15,000 p.a. 2,00,000 p.a. 30,000 p.a. 3,000 p.a. 1,000 p.a. 2,000 p.a. 18,000 p.a. -
Q. No. 19. Mr. Chopra draws a salary of Rs. 5,000 p.m. He owns two houses: one whose municipal valuation is Rs. 3,000, is occupied by him for his own residence and the other, whose municipal valuation is Rs. 2,500, is let out at Rs. 250 p.m. The expenses in respect of both the house are:
 1st House (occupied for own residence) Rs. 2nd House (let-out) Rs. Municipal Taxes Land revenue Interest on loan for reconstruction of the houses Fire Insurance premium Interest on mortgage Rent collection charges 300 150 300 200 - - 300 200 400 200 500 200
The 2nd house remained vacant for two months. His income from other sources is Rs. 5,000.  Compute his total income.
Q. No. 20. Mr. Srikant owns two houses, the particulars of which are given below for the previous year 2015-16:
 House A House B Annual Rent Standard Rent Municipal Valuation Fair Rent Municipal Taxes paid during the year Fire Insurance (due) Ground Rent Paid Interest on money borrowed during 1998-99 for construction of house (50% paid) Unrealized rent (Pertaining to this year) Nature of occupation NIL 5,00,000 p.a. 4,90,000 p.a. 5,00,000 p.a. 49,000 p.a. 5,000 p.a. 4,500 p.a. 36,000 p.a. NIL Self occupied 1,72,000 p.a. 1,50,000 p.a. 1,60,000 p.a. 1,80,000 p.a. 16,000 p.a. 3,000 p.a. 3,900 p.a. 48,000 p.a. 6,000 Let out
Compute income from house property for the assessment year 2016-17 assuming that the Assessing Officer is satisfied with the non recovery of rent.
Q. No. 21. Following are the particulars of house properties of Mr. S for the previous year 2015-16. Compute his income from house properties:
 House I House II Construction started on Construction completed on Actual Rental Value Municipal Valuation Standard Rent Fair Rental Value Municipal Tax Interest on moneys borrowed to renovate the building Vacancy period Rent collection charges 31-3-1998 31-3-1999 Rs. 60,000 50,000 45,000 48,000 2,500 6,200 2 months 4,300 10-2-1996 1-6-1999 Rs. 42,000 36,000 54,000 3,600 - - 1,600
Both the above houses were let out for residential purposes. Insurance premium of House I and Ground Rent of House II are still outstanding. The tenants paid the municipal taxes of House II.
Q. No. 22. Mr. A owns the house properties about which the detailed information is given below:
 House I Rs. House II Rs. Annual MRV Annual FRV Annual Standard Rent Annual Rent Interest on loan taken for construction of house Vacancy period Municipal Taxes 24,000 22,000 20,000 30,000 28,000 p.a. 2 months 10% of MRV 38,000 34,000 40,000 36,000 22,000 p.a. 3 months 2,400
a)      Loan was taken for construction of house I by mortgaging the house no. II
b)      Assessee receives salary of Rs. 12,000 p.m.
c)       Both the units are let out.
Calculate his gross total income for the year ending 31-3-2016.
Q. No. 23. Mr. Ansari is owner of two houses and provides following information about these houses:
 A B Date of Completion Standard Rent Fair Rental Value Municipal Rental Value Actual Rent Municipal Taxes Ground rent (due) Fire Insurance Premium Interest on Loan for the construction of House for the year:                     2012-13                     2013-14                     2014-15                     2015-16 1-6-2015 Rs. 15,000 p.a. 18,000 p.a. 12,000 p.a. 12,000 p.a. 1,200 400 500 4,000 4,000 3,000 3,000 1-8-2014 Rs. - 24,000 p.a. 20,000 p.a. Self-occupied 10% of MRV - 400 p.a. 11,000 11,000 11,000 7,000
Calculate his income from the house property for the year ended 31-3-2016.
Q. No. 24. Mr. Raja Ram owned four houses. Their municipal valuations are Rs. 6,000 Rs. 6,000 Rs. 5,500 and Rs. 10,000 respectively. The municipality levies 10% tax. The first house is occupied for his residence. Hari Ram is residing in the second house at a monthly rent of Rs. 800. The third house is occupied by the business-house at an annual rent of Rs. 6,600. In the fourth house Raja Ram is carrying on his own business which has yielded a net taxable income of   Rs. 15,145. The second and third houses were completed on 30-6-2010. He claims the following deductions:
Interest on mortgage of the first house Rs. 200
Rs. 600 paid as salary to a gardener in respect of the third house.
Compute the taxable income from house property.
Q. No. 25. Mr. B owns a house property at Cochin. It consists of 3 independent equal units and information about the property is given below:
 Unit 1: Own residence, Unit 2: let out, Unit 3: Own business MRV FRV Standard Rent Rent Unrealized Rent Repairs Insurance Interest on money borrowed for purchase of property Municipal Taxes Date of Completion Rs. 1,20,000 p.a. 1,32,000 p.a. 1,08,000 p.a. 3,500 p.m. For three months 10,000 2,000 96,000 14,400 1-11-1998
Compute income from house property.
Q. No. 26. Shri K. Chaudhury, a resident individual, owns a house in Kolkata which consists of two equal independent units the municipal valuation of which is fixed at Rs. 18,000 by Calcutta Corporation after deducting 10% as an allowance for repairs from gross rental value. He has let out one-half portion of the building for Rs. 1,100 per month after the construction was completed on 31-1-2010 and other half is self-occupied. Compute the taxable income of Shri Chaudhury under the head ‘Income from House Property’ from the following particulars for the assessment year 2016-17:
 Rs. He paid Municipal Taxes Tenant paid Municipal Taxes He spent for repairs For ground rent For Insurance Premium (for the House) For interest on loan for house construction For collection charges For annual charge 1,200 600 750 300 400 500 350 600
Let-out portion remained self occupied for two months (1-2-2016 to 31-3-2016) in the year. His total income other than from house property was Rs. 30,000 for the year.
Q. No. 27. Mr. D. Thomas has three houses in Kolkata details of which are given below:
a)      House No. I constructed on leasehold land on 31-3-2011 and let out to tenant at a rent of Rs. 800 p.m. Municipal Taxes are Rs. 1,200 per year, 50% of which are paid by tenant. Repair expenses of Rs. 500 and ground rent of Rs. 900 for the year paid by M. Thomas.
b)      House No. II was taken on lease from Mr. K David at a rent of Rs. 400 per month. It was sub-let at a rent of Rs. 750 per month. Municipal Taxes of Rs. 1,000 and Repairs expenses of Rs. 800 for the year are paid by Mr. Thomas.
c)       House No. III constructed on his own land on 30th June 2010. It consists of two independent equal units and one unit is occupied for his residential purpose and the other one is let out to a tenant at a rent of Rs. 350 per month for residential purposes. This portion was self occupied during March, 2016. The Municipal Value of the building is fixed at Rs. 12,900 p.a. The Municipal taxes of Rs. 1,600were paid by Mr. Thomas. Repairing charges of Rs. 1,000 are equally met by Mr. Thomas and the tenant. Interest paid on loan taken for construction of building by Mr. Thomas is Rs. 400 for the year. Compute the gross total income of Shri Thomas for the assessment year 2016-17 assuming that his business income is Rs. 30,000.
Q. No. 28. Mr. X of Daryaganj, New Delhi, owns several properties which are let out to tenants. He is owner of the house in which he is living Daryaganj and its Municipal valuation is Rs. 9,000 p.a. From the following statement of accounts for the year ended on March, 31, 2016; compute his income from house property:
 Rs. Rs. To Municipal Taxes     (60% being tenant’s share)     Green Park House     Vasant Vihar House     South Extension House     Gupta Colony Flat     Daryaganj Bungalow To Ground rent of Gupta Colony Flat To Repairs To Collection Charges          i.            Green Park                          480        ii.            Vasant Vihar                       800       iii.            South Extension                 640      iv.            Gupta Colony                      480 To Interest paid to Bank (Loan taken for construction of South Extension house) To Life Insurance Premium To excess of receipts over expenses 400 800 320 240 600 250 6,000 2,400 3,000 6,500 36,490 By rent       Green Park House By rent        Vasant Vihar House By rent        South Extension House (occupied for        10 months) By rent       Gupta Colony Flat       (Completed on 1-10-2015)       Let out for residential purposes) 12,000 24,000 15,000 6,000 57,000 57,000
Municipal valuation of the houses is: (annual) Green Park House Rs. 12,000; Vasant Vihar House Rs. 20,000. South Extension House Rs. 16,000, Gupta Colony Flat Rs. 12,000.
Q. No. 29. Mr. Parampal Singh owns a house property consisting of 4 equal independent units at Chandigarh. It was completed on 1-11-2014 and is used as follows:
a)      25% of floor area is used for his own business.
b)      25% of floor area is self occupied for his own residence.
c)       25% of floor area is let out for residential purpose @ Rs. 1,000 p.m.
d)      25% of floor area was let out for non residential purposes @ Rs. 1,000 p.m. with effect from 1-4-2015 to 28-2-2016 and self occupied from 1-3-2016 onwards.  The other expenses incurred by Mr. Singh in respect of house property are:
Municipal taxes Rs. 4,000 per annum
Fire Insurance Premium Rs. 1,200 per annum
Repairs of House Property Rs. 3,200 per annum
Interest on loan for construction of house Rs. 36,000
Compute Income under the head house property for the assessment year 2016-17.
Q. No. 30. Mr. Ray, who has income only from house property, submits the following information about his house property income:
 Rs. Gross Rental Income of the year (after deducting following items) a)      Depreciation b)     Lift maintenance charges c)      Municipal Taxes (10% of MRV of Rs. 1,50,000) d)     Vacancy e)     Repairs f)       Pay of Chowkidar g)      Bank commission h)     Legal expenses on recovery of rent i)        Salary of gardener 1,00,000 24,500 7,500 15,000 10,000 18,000 1,000 500 8,000 1,200
Compute Mr. Ray’s income from house property for the previous year ending on 31-3-2016.
Q. No. 31. Mr. S.S. Walia owns three house properties at Chandigarh. Property I is self occupied. Property II is let out for residential purposes and Property III has three identical units. Unit ‘X’ is let out for full year, Unit ‘Y’ is used for business and Unit ‘Z’ is let out for 5 months and self occupied for 7 months. The particulars of these properties are given below:
 I Rs. II Rs. III Rs. Municipal Rental Value Actual Rent Fair Rent (annual) Date of Completion Municipal Taxes (paid) Repairs Collection Charges Fire Insurance Premium paid Interest on Loan taken for construction 60,000 p.a. NIL 72,000 1-6-2011 12,000 7,600 NIL 3,000 30,000 p.a. 90,000 p.a. 7,000 p.m. 1,02,000 1-2-2012 8,000 6,000 3,000 5,000 48,000 p.a. 1,80,000 p.a. 6,000 p.m. Each for unit ‘X’ & ‘Z’ - 1-5-2012 24,000 28,000 3,600 6,000 50,000 p.a.
Mr. Walia had taken loan for construction of house ‘I’ on 1-4-2007. The amount of loan was Rs. 3,00,000 @ 10% p.a. During the year 2013-14 a tenant of property II failed to pay rent of Rs. 18,000 in spite of all efforts. The assessing Officer is satisfied about the claim of this rent. Compute the total income of Mr. Walia for the assessment year 2016-17 if his income from all other sources was Rs. 2,40,000.
Q. No. 32. X, owns a building consisting of three identical units, the construction of which was completed on April 1, 2015. The building was occupied from April 1, 2015 onwards. The particulars pertaining to the three units for the year ended March 31, 2016 are given below:
 Unit I Rs. Unit II Rs. Unit III Rs. Fair rent Rent received Municipal taxes: Paid Due but paid on 15-06-2016 Land revenue due but paid on 15-06-2016 Ground rent due, not paid Nature of occupation 60,000 3,000 3,000 1,200 2,400 Self-occupied for residence 60,000 72,000 5,000 5,000 1,200 2,400 Let out for residence 60,000 3,000 3,000 1,200 2,400 Used for own business
On April 1, 2014, X has borrowed a sum of Rs. 5,00,000 bearing interest at 12% per annum for construction of this building. The total cost of construction of the building was Rs. 12,00,000. The business income of X for the year ended March 31, 2016 is Rs. 2,10,000 (before taking into account any item connected with the above property). The accounts of the business are regularly maintained on mercantile basis.  Compute the gross total income of X for the assessment year 2016-17.
Q. No. 33. Mr. Hari had inherited a house from his father in the year 2012 with the condition that Mr. Hari shall pay a sum of Rs. 1,500 per month to his ailing grandmother throughout his life, irrespective of the fact whether the said house was fetching any rent or not. During financial year 2015-16 he was able to let out this house only for nine months at a monthly rent of Rs. 6,000. Mr. Hari has also furnished the following information in relation to this house:
 Rs. Municipal taxes paid by the tenant Municipal Rental value Insurance premium to insure the house paid by the tenant during 2015-16 Interest paid during 2015-16 on loan taken for renovation of the house Actual repair and renovation expenses incurred during the year Actual collection expenses for recovering the rent Water taxes levied by the Municipal Corporation working under the State Government 6,500 65,000 p.a. 1,800 6,000 18,000 900 700

Compute income under the head house property.