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The Delhi Rent Act, 1995

The Delhi Rent Act, 1995





Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short Title, Extent and Commencement.
2 Definition.
3 Certain provisions not to apply to premises.
4 Registration of tenancy agreements.
5 Inhabitability to tenancy.
Chapter II Rent
6 Rent Payable.
7 Standard Rent.
8 Other charges payable.
9 Revision of rent in certain cases.
10 Notice of revision of rent.
11 Rent authority to fix standard rent, etc.
12 Fixation of interim rent.
13 Limitation for application for fixation of standard rent, etc.
14 Limitation of liability of middlemen.
15 Receipt to be given for rent paid.
16 Deposit of rent by tenant.
17 Time limit for making deposit and consequences of incorrect particulars in application for deposit.
18 Saving as to acceptance of rent and other charges payable and forfeiture thereof in deposit.
Chapter III Repairs of Premises
19 Duties of landlord.
20 Duties of tenant.
21 Cutting off or withholding essential supply or service.
22 Omitted.
23 Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to certain persons.
24 Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to members of the armed forces, etc.
25 Right to recover immediate possession of premises to  accrue to Central Government and State Government employees.
26 Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to widows, handicapped persons and old persons.
27 Payment of rent during eviction proceedings.
28 Restriction on sub-letting.
29 Notice of creation and termination of sub-tenancy.
30 Sub-tenant to be tenant in certain cases.
31 Recovery of possession for occupation and re-entry.
32 Recovery of possession for repairs and re-building and re-entry.
33 Recovery of possession in case of tenancies for limited period.
34 Special provision for recovery of possession in certain cases.
35 Permission to construct additional structures.
36 Special provision regarding vacant building sites.
37 Vacant possession to landlord.
Chapter IV Hotels and Lodging Houses
38 Application of the Chapter.
39 Fixing of fair rate.
40 Revision of fair rate.
41 Charges in excess of fair rate not recoverable.
42 Recovery of possession by manager of a hotel or the owner of a lodging house.
Chapter V Rent Authorities
43 Appointment of Rent Authorities and additional Rent Authorities.
44 Powers of Rent Authority.
45 Procedure to be followed by Rent Authority.
Chapter VI Delhi Rent Tribunal

Establishment of Delhi Rent Tribunal.

47 Composition of Tribunal and Benches thereof.
48 Qualifications for appointment as Chairman and Members.
49 Term of offices.
50 Senior most Member to act as Chairman or discharge his functions in certain circumstances.
51 Salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of services of Chairman and other Members.
52 Resignation and removal.
53 Provisions as to the holding of offices by Chairman and Member on ceasing to be such Chairman or Member.
54 Financial and administrative powers of Chairman.
55 Staff of the Tribunal.
56 Distribution of business among the Benches.
57 Jurisdiction, powers and authority of the Tribunal.
58 Power to punish for contempt.
59 Application to Tribunal.
60 Procedure of Tribunal.
61 Appeal to the Tribunal.
62 Conditions as to making of interim orders.
63 Right of applicant to take assistance legal practitioner.
64 Power to Chairman to transfer cases from one Bench to another.
65 Decision to be by majority.
66 Exclusion of jurisdiction of courts excepts the Supreme Court.
67 Transfer of pending cases.
68 Proceedings before the Tribunal to be judicial proceedings.
69 Members and staff of Tribunal to be public servants.
70 Protection of action taken in good faith.
71 Criminal Jurisdiction of the Tribunal.
72 Amendment of Orders.
73 Finality of order.
Chapter VII Penalties
74 Penalties.
Chapter VIII Miscellaneous
75 Jurisdiction of civil courts barred in respect of certain matters.
76 Rent Authorities to be public servants.
77 Protection of action taken in good faith.
78 Special provision regarding decrees affected by the Delhi Tenants (Temporary Protection) Act, 1956 and the Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958.
79 Transfer of pending cases to Rent Authority.
80 Power of Central Government to remove difficulties.
81 Power to make rules.
82 Repeal and Savings.


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