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The Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958

The Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958





Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement.
2 Definitions.
3 Act not to apply to certain premises.
Chapter II Provisions Regarding Rent
4 Rent in excess of standard rent not recoverable.
5 Unlawful changes not to be claimed or received.
6 Standard rent.
6A Revision of rent.
7 Lawful increase of standard rent in certain cases and recovery of other charges.
8 Notice of increase of rent.
9 Controller to fix standard rent, etc.
10 Fixation of interim rent.
11 Limitation of liability of middlemen.
12 Limitation for application for fixation of standard rent.
13 Refund of rent, premium, etc., not recoverable under the Act.
Chapter III Control of Eviction of Tenants
14 Protection of tenant against eviction.
14A Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to certain persons.
14B Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to members of the armed forces, etc.
14C Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accure to Central Government and Delhi Administration employees.
14D Right to recover immediate possession of premises to accrue to a widow.
15 When a tenant can get the benefit of protection against eviction.
16 Restrictions on sub-letting.
17 Notice of creation and termination of sub-tenancy.
18 Sub-tenant to be tenant in certain cases.
19 Recovery of possession for occupation and re-entry.
20 Recovery of possession for repairs and re-building and re-entry.
21 Recovery of possession in case of tenancies for limited period.
22 Special provision for recovery of possession in certain cases.
23 Permission to  construct additional structures.
24 Special provision regarding vacant building sites.
25 Vacant possession to landlord.
Chapter IIIA Summary Trial of certain applications 
25A Provisions of this Chapter to have overriding effect.
25B Special procedure for the disposal of applications for eviction on the ground of bona fide requirement.
25C Act to have effect in a modified form in relation to certain persons.
  Chapter IV Deposit of Rent
26 Receipt to be given for rent paid.
27 Deposit of rent by the tenant.
28 Time limit of making deposit and consequences of incorrect particulars in application for deposit.
29 Saving as to acceptance of rent and forfeiture of rent in deposit.
    Chapter V Hotels and Lodging Houses
30 Application of the Chapter.
31 Fixing of fair rate.
32 Revision of fair rate.
33 Charges in excess of fair rate not recoverable.
34 Recovery of possession by manager of a hotel or the owner of a lodging house.
    Chapter VI Appointment of controllers and their powers and functions and appeals
35 Appointment of Controllers and Additional Controllers.
36 Powers of Controller.
37 Procedure to be followed by Controller.
38 Appeal to the Tribunal.
38A Additional Rent Control Tribunals.
38B Power of High Court to transfer appeals, etc.
39 Omitted.
40 Amendment of orders.
41 Controller to exercise  powers of a magistrate for recovery of fine.
42 Controller to exercise powers of civil court for execution of other orders.
43 Finality of order.
    Chapter VII Provisions regarding special obligations of landlords and penalties
44 Landlord’s duty to keep the premises in good repair.
45 Cutting off or withholding essential supply or service.
46 Landlord’s duty to give notice of new construction to Government.
47 Leases of vacant premises to Government.
48 Penalties.
49 Cognizance of offences.
    Chapter VIII Miscellaneous
50 Jurisdiction of civil courts barred in respect of certain matters.
51 Controllers to be public servants.
52 Protection of action taken in good faith.
53 Repealed.
54 Saving of operation of certain enactments.
55 Special provision regarding decrees affected by the Delhi Tenants (Temporary Protection) Act, 1956.
56 Power to make rules, Preamble
57 Repeal and saving.
Schedule I Urban areas within the limits of  the MCD.
Schedule II Basic Rent.
Schedule III Form of summons under Section 14A.
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title.
2 Definitions.
Chapter II Applications to the Controller
3 Application under section 9, 13, 14 or  19(1).
4 Application for re-enter.
5 Application for recovery of possession under section 21.
6 Form of other application.
7 Manner in which applications are to be made.
8 Appearance before Controller.
8A Form of report of valuation by valuer.
Chapter III Receipt and Deposit of rent
9 Receipt of rent.
10 Deposit of rent.
11 Payment of the rent deposited.
12 Accounting of deposits.
Chapter IV Hotels and Lodging Houses
13 Recovery of possession from the lodger.
14 Certificate to be sent to the manager.
15 Display of notice of fair rates.
16 Application to the Controller.
Chapter V Appeal and Transfer Application
17 Form of Appeal.
18 Application for transfer of  proceedings.
19 Appearance before Tribunal.
Chapter VI Fees
20 Process Fees.
Chapter VII Notices
21 Notice relating to sub-tenancy.
22 Service of notice, etc.
Chapter VIII Miscellaneous
23 Code of Civil Procedure to be generally followed.
24 Registers to be maintained by the Controller and Tribunal.


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