The Punjab Rented Premises Act, 2009

THE PUNJAB RENTED PREMISES ACT 2009
(VII of 2009)

Punjab Rented Premises act 2009 is an Act to regulate the relationship of landlord and tenant in respect of rented premises. To Manage the relationship between tenant and landlord this act is produced. Whereas it is expedient to regulate the relationship of landlord and tenant, to provide a mechanism for settlement of their disputes in an expeditious and cost effective manner and for connected matters. So it is an important Act by the government of the Punjab.

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

PUNJAB RENTED PREMISES ACT 2009 Highlights

CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY

1. Short title, extent and commencement.– (1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab Rented Premises Act 2009.

(2) It shall extend to the whole of the Punjab.

(3) It shall come into force at once.

2. Definitions.– In this Act:

(a) “building” means a building or part thereof, together with all fixtures and fittings therein, if any, and includes any garage, garden, godown, out house and open space attached or appurtenant thereto, let out for residential or non residential purpose, whether actually being used for that purpose or not, but does not include a room in a hotel, hostel, boarding house, guest house or any place of religious worship;

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(b) “final order” means a final order passed by a Rent Tribunal culminating the
proceedings including an order in respect of adjustment of pagri, advance rent, security, arrears of rent, compensation or costs but shall not include an order passed in an execution proceedings;

(c) “Government” means the Government of the Punjab;

(d) “landlord” means the owner of a premises and includes a person for the time being
entitled or authorized to receive rent in respect of the premises;

(e) “pagri” includes any amount received by a landlord at the time of grant or renewal of a tenancy except advance rent or security;

(f) “premises” means a building or rented land not being an agricultural land or land
subservient to agriculture;

(g) “prescribed” means prescribed by the rules made under the Act;

(h) “rent” includes arrears of rent, a utility bill and any amount that may be payable by a tenant in relation to the tenancy;

(i) “rented land” means any land or open space let out for the purpose of business or
trade;

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(j) “Rent Tribunal” means a Rent Tribunal established under the Act;

(k) “Special Judge (Rent)” means a Special Judge (Rent) appointed under the Act;

(l) “tenant” means a person who undertakes or is bound to pay rent as consideration
for the occupation of a premises by him or by any other person on his behalf and includes;

(i) a person who continues to be in occupation of the premises after the termination of his tenancy for the purpose of a proceeding under this Act.

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