By Lovisha Aggarwal | December 29, 2018
Court: Delhi HC
Judge: Anu Malhotra, J.
Case Name: Subhash Chander Rana v. Jitender Verma (decided on 29-12-2018)
KEY LEGAL POINTS:
Facts of the Case:
Contention by Landlord
Landlord is a goldsmith who carries on his own business from the shop adjacent to the tenanted shop. He filed the petition on the grounds of bona fide requirement seeking eviction of the tenant as:
Contention by Tenant
Observations by the court
Held: dismissed the revision petition filed against the order of Additional Rent Controller whereby the tenant’s application for leave to defend the eviction petition was dismissed.
RELEVANT LEGAL PROVISION
Section 14(1)(e) of Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958:
14. Protection of tenant against eviction. –
(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law or contract, no order or decree for the recovery of possession of any premises shall be made by and court or Controller in favour of the landlord against a tenant:
Provided that the Controller may, on an application made to him in the prescribed manner, make an order for the recovery of possession of the premises on one or more of the following grounds only, namely:-
(e) That the premises let for residential purpose are required bona fide by the landlord for occupation as a residence for himself or for any member of his family dependent on him, if he is the owner thereof, or for any person for whose benefit the premises are held and the landlord or such person has no other reasonably suitable residential accommodation;
Explanation.- For the purpose of this clause, “premises let for residential purpose” include any premises which having been let for use as a residence are, without the consent of the landlord, used incidentally for commercial or other purposes.
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