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Section 26 – The Delhi Rent Act, 1995

The Delhi Rent Act, 1995


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


(1) Where the landlord is-


(a) A widow and premises let out by her, or by her husband.

(b) A handicapped person and the premises let out by him.

(c) A person who is of the age of sixty-five years or more and the premises let out by him, is required by her or him or for her or his family or for any one ordinarily living with her or him for residential or no –residential use, she or he may apply to the Rent Authority for recovery of immediate possession of such premises.


(2) Where the landlord referred to in such section (1) has let out more than one premises, it shall be open to him to make an application under that sub section in respect of any one residential and one non-residential premises each chosen by him.


Explanation 1.- For the purpose of this section, “handicapped person” shall mean a person who is as if being an assessee entitled for the time being to the benefits of deduction under section 80U of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961).


Explanation II.- The right to recover possession under this section shall be exercisable only one in respect of each for residential and for non-residential use.



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