The Rent laws are designed to control the relationship between the landlord and the tenant, these laws give rights to tenants and protect them and secure their tenancy by not permitting the landlords to eject them unlawfully. The tenant may file a case in the competent court of law for injunction or stay in order not to eject him without the due course of law.
Rights of the Tenant under Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance.
The tenant is liable to obtain the receipt of the rent from the landlord;
The tenant is liable to file a case and take stay order if he is ejected unlawfully by the landlord, the landlord pressurizes the tenant to increase the rent or pressurizes him to execute the rent agreement for eleven months;
The tenant is liable to claim for recovery of the amount which is received by the landlord in violation of law;
The tenant is liable to claim for fixation of fair rent if the landlord receives rent more than the market value.
Rights of the Landlord under Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance.
The Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance protects the landlords’ rights by providing speedy remedy and specifying the grounds on which the landlord can eject the tenant.
1 : The landlord can eject the rented premises if the tenant defaults in payment;
2 : The landlord can sublet the building without the permission of the tenant;
3 : The landlord can impair the rented premises’ value or utility;
4 : The landlord can eject the rented premises when he needs the premises genuinely for his own use or for the use of his family Where are Rent Cases Filed?
5: The tenant can file a Rent Case and approach the Rent Controller who is basically the Civil Judge who can decide the cases by the laws relating to evidence and procedure.
If you are an affected tenant or a landlord, Spectrum Law Associates can help you file a case.