Friday, April 18, 2008

Landlords Can Evict Shop Tenants: SC

The Supreme Court has given a judgment that changes a 50-year-old law and would help landlords evict tenants in prime commercial zones like Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, South Extension and Walled City who, in most cases, have been paying a few hundred rupees as rent for decades.

The rent law — Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958 — was a handicap for the landlord as he could seek eviction of the tenant only from residential premises, that too provided he proved this was required for his personal need.

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