1. Every tenant must pay rent and other charges payable within the time fixed by contract. In the absence of such stipulation, the payment must be made by the fifteenth day of the following month. In case of a default in the payment, the tenant is liable to pay simple interest at the rate of fifteen per cent per annum from the date on which such payment of rent and other charges is due, to the date on which it is actually paid.
2. Every tenant who makes payment of rent or other charges or advance towards such rent or other charges is entitled to obtain from the landlord or his authorised agent a written receipt for the amount paid. The receipt has to be signed by the landlord or his authorised agent. The tenant may also opt to remit the rent to his landlord by postal money order.
3. If the landlord or his authorised agent fails to deliver the receipt, the Rent Authority may, on an application made to him in this behalf by the tenant within two months from the date of payment and after hearing the landlord or his authorised agent, direct the landlord or his authorised agent to pay damages to the tenant. The damages cannot exceed double the amount of rent or other charges paid by the tenant and the costs of the application. The Authority also grants a certificate to the tenant in respect of the rent or other charges paid.
4. If the landlord or his authorised agent fails to accept receipt of rent and other charges, the tenant may, by a written notice, ask the landlord to supply him the particulars of his bank account in a bank located in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The tenant may deposit the rent and other charges in that account.
5. If the landlord supplies the particulars of his bank account, the tenant can deposit the rent and other charges in that account from time to time.
6. If the landlord does not supply the particulars of the bank account under sub-section (4), the tenant can remit the rent and the other charges from time to time through postal money order, after deducting the postal charges.