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Last updated: June 14 2012
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    Landlord has to maintain house: Court


    NEW DELHI: A landlord is duty bound to maintain the tenanted premises in good habitable condition, a trial court has said while hearing a tenant's plea, highlighting the dilapidated condition of the premises he has been inhabiting since 1982 and the landlord's lack of interest in carrying out the repairs.

    Northeast Delhi resident Waheed Ahmed had moved the court seeking directives to his landlord to carry out the repairs of the premises comprising a room, restroom and a balcony. He also submitted photographs of the premises.

    "Section 44 of the Delhi Rent Control Act casts a duty on the landlord to maintain the tenanted premises in good habitable condition," said senior civil judge Anil Kumar Sisodia. "The landlord has not taken any steps for repairing the tenanted premises even after receiving the notice of the present petition." The court also asked the landlord to carry out the repairs, remove debris, install lock and replace the broken wooden beam within two weeks, failing which the tenant would be free to get it done at his own cost.

    Landlord has to maintain house: Court - The Times of India
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    LANDLORD MUST REPAIR TENANT’S HOME: COURT

    NEW DELHI: Landlords are dutybound to maintain premises rented out to tenants in a good habitable condition as the Delhi Rent Control Act mandates them to do so, a city court has said.

    Directing a landlord to carry out the repair work within two weeks, senior Civil Judge Anil Kumar Sisodia said, “Section 44 of the Delhi Rent Control Act casts a duty on the landlord to maintain the tenanted premises in good habitable condition.”


    North East Delhi resident Waheed Ahmed had moved court, seeking directions to his landlord to carry out the repairs of the tenanted premises comprising a room, a restroom and a balcony. The court, after examining photographs of the premises, noticed signs of seepage from the roof during the rainy season as the landlord had broken the roof of an adjacent room.

    Other photographs showed that the tenanted premises did not have any bolt or locking mechanism. The court asked the landlord to carry out the repairs of the tenanted premises, remove the debris, install locking system.

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      Re : Landlord has to maintain house: Court

      Anything that has something to do with safety and stability of the house, the owner has to maintain.

      If any mishap happens, then the owner is solely responsible.

      Now, look at this case http://www.indianrealestateforum.com...ome-33946.html

      This guy is paying 20 years old rate, may be Rs 20 or Rs 40 PM as rent. What do you expect the owner to maintain?

      This is the reason you can find so many collapsing, disgraceful buildings all around our old cities, specially Mumbai and Kolkata has plenty of those shambles



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