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Section 5 – The Delhi Rent Act, 1995

The Delhi Rent Act, 1995

 

5. Inhabitability to tenancy .-

 

(I) In the event of death of a tenant, the right of tenancy shall devolve for period of ten years from the date of his death to his successors in the following order, namely :-

 

(a) Spouse,

(b) Son or daughter or where there are both son and daughter both of them,

(c) Parents,

(d) Daughter –in-law, being the window of his pre-deceased son:

 

Provided that the successor has ordinarily been living in the premises with the deceased tenant as a member of his family up to the date of his death and was dependent on the deceased tenant:

 

Provided further that a right to tenancy shall not devolve upon a successor in case such successor or his spouse or any of his dependent son or daughter is owning or occupying a residential premises in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

 

(2) If a person, being a successor mentioned in sub section I), was ordinarily living in the premises with the deceased tenant but was not dependent on him on the date of his death, or he or his spouse or any of his dependent son or daughter is owning or occupying a residential premises in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, such successor shall acquire a right to continue in possession as a tenant for a limited period of one year form the date of death of the tenant, and , on the expiry of that period, or on his death, whichever is earlier , the right of such successor to continue in possession of the premises shall become extinguished.

 

Explanation.- For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that –

 

(a) Where, by reason of sub section (2), the right of any successor to continue in possession of the premises becomes extinguished , such extinguishments shall not affect the right of any other successor of the same category to continue in possession of the premises but if there is no other successor of the same category, the right to continue in possession of the premises shall not, on such extinguishments, pass on to any other successor specified in any lower category or categories, as the case may be,

 

(b) The right of every successor, referred to in sub section (1) to continue in possession of the premises shall be personal to him and shall not, on the death of such successor , devolve on any of his heirs.

 

(3) Nothing in sub section (1) or sub section 92) shall apply to a non residential premises and the vacant possession of such premises shall be delivered to the landlord within one year –

 

(i) Of the death of tenant, in case the tenant is an individual,

 

(ii) Of the dissolution of the firm, in case the tenant is a firm,

 

(iii) Of the winding up of the company, in case the tenant is a company

 

(iv) Of the dissolution of the corporate body other than a company, in case the tenant is such a corporate body.

 

 

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