The new model tenancy Act focuses on Rent, rights and obligations of Landlord/Tenant, Tenancy Agreements, Eviction, etc. in relation to that the Government of India has proposed to solve the disputes of Landlord and Tenant within sixty days.
The vision behind the said Act is “Housing for All”. The idea is to protect the rights and interests of both; tenant and the landlord. Model Tenancy Act or MTA will be applied prospectively, to whole of the State and UTs including the urban and rural areas. It also covers within its ambit, the commercial and residential tenancies.
The said Act is expected to cater to the needs of tenants and landlords without any bias hence creating a win-win situation for both. The focus will be on adjudicating in a manner that solves the dispute without complicating it further. A quick, effective and speedy redressal can be sought giving certain rights to both; the landlord and the tenant.
The proceedings of the Rent court or Rent Tribunal shall deem to be judicial proceedings within the meaning of Section 193 and Section 228, and for the purpose of Section 196, of the Indian Penal Code; and the Rent Court and the Rent Tribunal shall be deemed to be a civil court for the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.