Assembly passes new ‘ Residential and non-residential premises Tenancy Bill’.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The AP State Assembly today passed the Tenancy Bill. Under this, not paying rent for two months is sufficient to get the tenant evicted under the provisions of the new ‘Residential and non-residential premises Tenancy Bill’.

Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development P.Narayana introducing the Bill said according to a provision in it, the ‘Rent Court is competent to make an order for the recovery of possession of the premises on certain grounds namely that the landlord and tenant have failed to agree to the rent payable and the tenant has not paid the rent for two months’. He said that AP Building (Lease, Rent and Eviction) Control Act, 1960 was no in force.

The State government passed the AP Rent Control Bill, 2011 on December 4, 2011 repealing the Act of 1960 and obtained the consent of the President. The draft Model Tenancy Act, 2015 was sent with a suggestion to further finetune it.

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