Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999
46. Pending suits and proceedings in courts.
(1) Subject to sub-section (2), all suits and proceedings filed by landlords, being the landlords referred to in clause (a) or (b) or (c) of section 41 for eviction of tenant on the grounds specified in section 22 or 23 or 24 and pending on the date of commencement of this Act, unless the landlord withdraws the same in relation to relief of recovery of possession of the premises claimed therein, be heard, proceeded with and disposed of by the Court in which such suit or proceeding is pending as if this Act had not been passed.
(2) Any such landlord seeking to evict the tenant on the grounds specified in section 22 or 23 or 24 may, if he has already proceeded against the tenant in a suit or in a proceeding in the court and withdraws the suit or proceeding in relation to the claim made therein with leave of court, proceed against the tenant in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.