COVID-19 Fear: Can Housing Societies Stop New Tenants From Moving In? Coronavirus lockdown has made it tough for people to find a house on rent, especially in cities like Mumbai where the #COVID-19 cases are rising. Societies are unwilling to let tenants in because they are afraid that the tenants may be carriers of Coronavirus. But what are the rules? Ramesh Prabhu, Chairman of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association has some advice in this situation.