New Model Tenancy Act 2020: Government of India proposes Landlord-Tenant dispute to be solved within 60 days

New Model Tenancy Act 2020: Government of India proposes Landlord-Tenant dispute to be solved within 60 days

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.

Anusha Richa Mishra
"Let justice be done, though the heavens fall" I am Anusha Richa Mishra and I believe that justice is for everyone and the correct approach towards it is to spread awareness, to awaken, uplift and enable each and every individual so that they get what look wish for. I am a Graduate in Economics and am currently pursuing my degree of LLB from BVDU’s New Law College, Pune. I aspire to contribute to the society through my efforts and approach towards a just environment where we co-exist, follow the law and worship the Constitution.