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THE DELHI RENT ACT, 1995

Title : THE DELHI RENT ACT, 1995

Year : 1995



(1) In a case where the tenant, applies for fixation of standard rent under section 11 for the premises the standard rent of which had been fixed in a previous tenancy under the Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958 (59 of 1958.) or under this Act, the, landlord shall, on a request from the tenant, intimate in writing to such tenant the standard rent so fixed and in case the landlord fails to do so, be shall be punishable with fine of one thousand rupees or double the standard rent, fixed in the previous tenancy, whichever is more.

(2) If any landlord or tenant contravenes the provisions of sub- section (1) of section 21, he shall be punishable with fine equivalent in amount to the rent for three months or with one months imprisonment, or with both, and shall also be liable to fine of one hundred rupees for each day commencing on the date of cutting off or with holding essential supply or service till. the date the essential supply or service is restored.

(3) If any tenant sub-lets, assigns or otherwise parts with the possession of the whole or part of any premises in contravention of the provisions of clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 22,he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or double the rent received by the tenant for sub-letting for every month till such time the cause of complaint ceases, whichever is more or with imprisonment for a term of one month.

(4) If any landlord, makes a false statement in his affidavit under paragraph (i) of Explanation I to clause (r) of sub-section (2) of section 22, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or double the rent receivable for a period of three years in case it has been re-let, whichever is more.

(5) If any landlord re-lets the whole or any part of any premises in contravention of sub-section (1) of section 31, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or double the rent the landlord receives after re-letting whichever is more, or imprisonment which may extend to one month.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this sub-section and sub-section (3) in cases where it is difficult to prove the rent which the landlord or the tenant, as the case may be, is receiving after re-letting on sub-letting, the fine may extend to five thousand rupees.

(6) If, after the tenant has delivered possession, the landlord fails to commerce the work of repairs or building or re-building, as the case may be.,within three: months of the specified date under sub- section (3) of section 32, he shall be punishable with fine equivalent to rent for three months

(7) If a landlord contravenes the provisions of subsection (2) of section 32, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to six months rent of the premises.

(8) If a tenant fails to make reentry under sub-section (2)of section 32 within three months from the date of the completion of repairs or building or rebuilding, as the case may be, intimated in writing by the landlord without reasonable excuse, he shall forfeit his right to re-entry and shall be punishable with fine equivalent to three months rent of the premises.
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