Delhi Rent Act, 1995

(Owner, leased out)

The Rent Act of 1995 provides for the regulation of rents, repairs and maintenance and evictions related to properties in Delhi.

CHAPTER I- Preliminary

Section 4 - Registration of tenancy agreements

Section 5 - Inheritability of tenancy

Chapter II- Rent

Section 6 - Rent payable

Section 7 -  Standard rent

Section 8 -  Other charges payable

Section 9 - Revision of rent in certain cases

Section 10 -  Notice of revision of rent

Section 11 -  Rent authority to fix standard rent, etc.

Section 12 -  Fixation of interim rent

Section 13 - Limitation for application for fixation of standard rent, etc.

Section 14 -  Limitation of liability of middlemen

Section 15 -  Receipt to be given for rent paid

Section 16 - Deposit of rent by tenant

Section 17 - Time limit for making deposit and consequences of incorrect particulars in application for deposit

Section 18 - Saving as to acceptance of rent and other charges payable and forfeiture thereof in deposit

CHAPTER III- Repairs of Premises

Section  19 -  Duties of landlord

Section 20 -  Duties of tenant

Section 21 -  Cutting off or withholding essential supply or service

Section 22 - Protection of tenant against eviction

Section 23 -  Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to certain persons

Chapter IV- Protection of tenant against eviction

Section 24 - Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to members of the armed forces, etc.

Section 25 - Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to Central Government and State Government employees

Section 26 - Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to widows, handicapped persons and old persons

Section 27 - Payment of rent during eviction proceedings

Section 28 - Restrictions on sub-letting

Section 29 - Notice of creation and termination of sub-tenancy

Section 30 -  Sub-tenant to be tenant in certain cases

Section 31 - Recovery of possession for occupation and re-entry

Section 32 -  Recovery of possession for repairs and re-building and re-entry

Section 33 - Recovery of possession in case of tenancies for limited period

Section 34 - Special provision for recovery of possession in certain cases

Section 35 - Permission to construct additional structures

Section 36 - Special provision regarding vacant building sites

Section 37 -  Vacant possession to landlord

CHAPTER VIII PENALTIES

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