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33. Recovery of possession in case of tenancies for limited period.-

(1) Where a landlord does not require the whole or any part of any premises for a particular period, and after obtaining the permission of the Rent Authority in the prescribed manner, lets the whole of the premises or part thereof as a residence for such period, not being more than five years, as may be agreed to in writing between the landlord and the tenant and the tenant does not, on the expiry of the said period, vacate such premises, then, notwithstanding anything contained in section 22 or in any other law, the Rent Authority may, on an application made to him in this behalf by the landlord within such time as may be prescribed, place the landlord in vacant possession of the premises or part thereof by evicting the tenant and every other person who may be in occupation of such premises.

(2) The Rent Authority shall not-

(i) grant permission under sub-section (1) in relation to a premises consecutively more than two times except for good and sufficient reasons to be recorded in writing.

Explanation.-A permission granted under sub-section (1) shall not be construed to be consecutive, if a period of five years or more has elapsed after the expiry of the last limited period tenancy;

(ii) entertain any application from the tenant calling in question the bona fides of the landlord in letting the premises under this section.

(3) All applications made before the Rent Authority and appeals made before the Tribunal by the tenant shall abate on the expiry of period for which permission has been granted under sub-section (1).

(4) While making an order under sub-section (1), the Rent Authority may award to the landlord damages for the use or occupation of the premises at double the last rent paid by the tenant together with interest at the rate of fifteen per cent. per annum for the period from the date of such order till the date of actual vacation by the tenant.

Delhi Rent Act, 1995 Back

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