The flat will be rented out at ₹5 lakh per month.
Last Updated: 07.20 AM, Jan 05, 2023
Nearly three years after Sushant Singh Rajput's passing away in 2020, his apartment has new tenants. The owner of the apartment contacted Rafique Merchant, a well-known Instagram user and real estate broker in Mumbai, a few months ago, he claimed. The NRI owner has found a new tenant, and the apartment will soon be rented. On June 14, 2020, Sushant's body was discovered inside the two-story residence.
Merchant further mentioned that while the apartment was vacant, prospective tenants started to inquire about it. Rent for the apartment will be Rs. 5 lakh per month. A 30 lakh security deposit, or six months' worth of rent, will also be given to the owner. Rafique told India Today, “We have found somebody (a tenant). We are in the final stage of talks with the family to finalise things. People are now relaxed about it (Sushant’s death) because they say it has been a while.”
People are afraid of moving into the flat, Merchant previously told Bollywood Hungama. The number of visitors to the residence increased with time, but no one was willing to move in. "The owner is also hell-bent and doesn’t want to come down on the rent. If he does, it’ll be sold quickly. Since he’s selling it at the market price, tenants prefer buying some other flat of a similar size in the same area since it would come without the baggage of controversy that this flat is associated with,” Merchant had said.
Additionally, he said that although some people had expressed interest in the property, their families would forbid them from staying there. The owner was reportedly certain that he wanted to give the apartment to a corporate employee rather than rent it to a celebrity.
The apartment at Mont Blanc Apartments is a 4BHK duplex with a sea view that is about 2,500 square feet in size and also has a patio. It is situated on Carter Road in Bandra West, Mumbai. Sushant reportedly moved into the apartment in December 2019 and was paying a rent of Rs. 4.51 lakh per month.