Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958
29. Saving as to acceptance of rent forfeiture of rent in deposit. –
(1) The withdrawal of rent deposited under section 27 in the manner provided therein shall not operate as an admission against the person withdrawing it of the correctness of the rent, the period of default, the amount due, or of any other facts stated in the tenant’s application for depositing the rent under the said section.
(2) Any rent in deposit which is not withdrawn by the landlord or by the person or persons entitled to receive such rent shall be forfeited to Government by an order made by the Controller, if it is not withdrawn before the expiration of five years from the date of posting of the notice of deposit.
(3) Before passing as order of forfeiture the Controller shall give notice to the landlord or the person or persons entitled to receive the rent in deposit by registered post at the last known address of such landlord or person or persons and shall also publish the notice in his office and in any local newspaper.