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Rights of Tenant under Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance

There are also rights of Tenant under the Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance.

Tenant must ensure that he makes payment of the rent either through a crossed cheque, or where payment is made through some other mode, then a receipt must be obtained from the landlord. In case the landlord unlawfully or unjustifiably attempts to evict the tenant, the tenant may file a case in the competent court of law in Karachi in addition to availing other legal remedies as advised by his counsel.

Generally Landlord pressurize the Tenant to execute tenancy agreement for 11 months only, by saying and making estate agent as witness that this is law to execute agreement for 11 months only. There is nothing mentioned in any law book that the tenancy agreement must be executed for eleven months only.

Under the Law rent of the premises is to be increased 10 per cent after every eleven months. It is also an other practice is available in Karachi which is in violation of Sindh rented premises ordinance, that the landlord pressurizes the tenant to enhance rent at 10 per cent after every eleven months.

As per Law rent is to be increased 30 percent after completion of three months, in this way landlord increase rent as per his choice after eleven months which is totally illegal and unjustified, the tenant can claim for recovery of amount which is received by landlord in violation of law.

The tenant can also apply for fixation of fair rent if the landlord is receiving rent more then market value prevailing in locality.

There are many other rights available to the tenant, which can be discussed in detailed.

Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates

Karachi Office

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Karachi, Sindh
PK
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Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad. The Registry of the Supreme Court is also at Karachi.

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CANTONMENTS RENT RESTRICTION ACT, 1963

Cantonments Rent Restriction Act, 1963 is an Act to make provisions for the control of rent class of buildings within the limits of the cantonment areas and for the eviction of tenants there from. It is expedient to make provision for the control of rents of certain class of buildings within the limits of the cantonment areas, for the eviction of tenants therefrom.

As per definations in the Cantoment Rent Restriction Act, 1963 ‘building’ means any building or part of a building, whether residential or not, together with all fittings and fixtures therein, if any, and includes any gardens, grounds, garages and outhouses attached or appurtenant to such building or part, and vacant land, but does not include any place of religious worship;to.

 

The provisions the of the Cantonments Rent Restriction Act and any rule or order made thereunder shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force, or in any instrument or document.

Every application under the Cantonments Rent Restriction Ac shall be filed with the Controller who shall either hear it himself or assign it to an Additional Controller for hearing and disposal.

 

The Controller shall, on an application by the tenant or landlord of building, fix fair rent for such building after holding such enquiry as he may think fit. The fair rent shall be fixed after taking into consideration the factors i.e.  the rent of the same building or similar accommodation in similar circumstances prevailing in the locality at the time of, and during the period of twelve months prior to the date of, the making of the application. In some cases the rise, if any, in the cost of construction and of the repair and maintenance charges as well as changes in the existing taxes after the commencement of the tenancy; and the rental value of the building as entered in the latest assessment list of the Cantonment Board as proposed under Section 72 of the Cantonments Act, 1924 (II of 1924).
The fair rent fixed shall be payable by the tenant from the date to be fixed by the Controller which shall not be earlier than the date of filing of the application.

Every dispute between a landlord and his tenant relating to the increase of rent shall be decided by the Controller. Provided that the Controller shall in no case allow any increase beyond seven and a half per centum of the cost of the addition, improvement or alteration made in the building or, beyond the amount of the additional tax payable by the landlord, as the case may be.

No landlord shall, without just or sufficient cause cut off or withhold any of the amenities enjoyed by the tenant. A tenant in occupation of a building may, if the landlord has contravened the provisions of this section, make an application to the Controller complaining of such contravention. If the Controller, on inquiry finds that the tenant has been in enjoyment of the amenities and that they were cut off or withheld by the landlord without just or sufficient cause, he shall make an order directing the landlord to restore such amenities, or authorising the tenant to provide the same and to incur such expense thereon as the Controller may specify, and any sum so spent by the tenant shall be adjustable against the rent payable by the tenant in respect of that building.

After the commencement of the Cantonments Rent Restriction Act, no tenant, whether before or after termination of his tenancy, shall be evicted from the building in his possession or occupation in execution of a decree passed after such commencement, except in accordance with the provisions of this section. A landlord who seeks to evict his tenant shall apply to the Controller for an order in that behalf, and the Controller may, after giving the tenant a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the application, make on order directing the tenant to put the landlord in possession, if he is satisfied that the tenant has not paid or tendered the rent to the landlord within fifteen days of the expiry of the time fixed in the agreement of tenancy for payment of rent, or in the absence of such agreement, within sixty days following the period for which the rent is due; or any other order as he deems fit as per law.

You can Contact Us for detailed consultation.

Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Telephone: 0321-2057582

Regular Website:  https://www.irfanlaw.com

Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad.

For rapid response you can also submit your Query at WhatsApp on +92 321 205 7582 For a Legal Advice
 
Law Firm in Pakistan dealing with Civil Litigation, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Family Laws of Pakistan.
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582


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Property Lawyer in Karachi

Our Law Firm offers a fast and efficient service in the following areas of Property Law in all courts of law, including Honourable High Court of Sindh at Karachi and Supreme Court of Pakistan :

  • Property Litigation
  • Acquisition and Sale of Property, both commercial and residential
  • Construction and Planning
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Legal Action against illegal occupation and encroachment
  • Property Conveyance

Our Clients include property developers, surveyors, banks, pension funds, private clients, retailers, landlords and tenants.

You can Contact Us for detailed consultation.

Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Telephone: 0321-2057582

Regular Website:  https://www.irfanlaw.com

Law Firm based in Karachi and Islamabad having well experienced Advocates and Lawyers in the fields of Civil Litigation and Property Law.
E-26, Executive Floor, Glass Tower, Clifton,
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +923212057582

Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad. The Registry of the Supreme Court is also at Karachi.

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SIND RENTAL PREMISES ORDINANCE, 1979

Section 4 of the Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance details with the  Controllers. (1) Government may appoint one or more Controllers in any district and if more than one Controller is appointed in the same district Government shall define the local limits within which each of such Controllers shall exercise jurisdiction;

Provided that the Controllers working immediately before coming into force of this Ordinance shall continue to exercise their respective territorial jurisdiction until it has been altered, by Government.
(2) No person shall be appointed as a Controller unless he has worked or, has been working, as a Civil Judge or First Class Magistrate, for not less than three years.
(3) Government may authorize the District Judge or Deputy Commissioner, to transfer cases from one Controller to another within the District.
Section 5 of the Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance details with theAgreement between landlord and tenant. (1) The agreement by which a landlord lets out any premises to a tenant shall be in writing and if such agreement is not compulsorily registrable under any law for the time being in force, it shall be attested by, signed by, and sealed with the seal of, the Controller within whose jurisdiction the premises is situate or, any Civil Judge or First Class Magistrate.
(2) Where any agreement by which a landlord lets out any premises to a tenant is compulsorily registrable under any law for the time being in force, a certified copy of the registered deed and where the agreement is not so registrable, the original deed duly attested under subsection (1), shall be produced and accepted in proof of the relationship of the landlord and tenant;
Provided that nothing in this section shall affect any agreement between the landlord and tenant immediately before coming into force of this Ordinance.

Section 8. of the Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance details with theFair rent. (1) The Controller shall, on application by the tenant or landlord determine fair rent of the premises after taking into consideration the following factors: —-
(a) the rent of similar premises situated in the similar circumstances, in the same or adjoining locality.
(b) the rise in cost of construction and repair charges.
(c) the imposition of new taxes, if any, after commencement of the tenancy; and
(d) the annual value of the premises, if any, on which property tax is levied.
(2) Where any addition to or, improvement in, any premises has been made or any tax, or other public charge has been levied, enhanced, reduced or withdraw in respect thereof, or any fixtures such as lifts or electric or other fittings have been provided thereon subsequent to the determination of the fair rent of such premises, the fair rent shall, notwithstanding the pro¬visions of section 9 be determined or, as the case may be, revised after taking such changes into consideration.

Section 11 of the Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance details with the Discontinuance of amenities and services. (1) No landlord shall dis¬continue or cause to be discontinued any service such as electricity, gas or water, except with the previous consent of the tenant or in compliance with the requisition of the concerned authority or after obtaining the direction of the Controller in this behalf.
(2) Where the landlord has discontinued or caused, to be discontinued any service in contravention of subsection (1), the tenant may make an appli¬cation to the Controller for restoration thereof.
(3) Where the Controller is, after making such inquiry as he deems fit, satisfied that the service has been discontinued without sufficient cause, he shall make an order directing the landlord to have the service restored within such period as may be specified in the order.
(4) Where the landlord has failed to comply with the order of the Con¬troller made under subsection (3), the Controller may take necessary steps to get the service restored and recover the costs of such restoration from the landlord.
(5) Where the landlord has contravened the provisions of subsection (1), he shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or with fine or with both.

Section 13  of the Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance details with the Eviction. No tenant shall be evicted from the premises in his posses¬sion except in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.

Section 14 of the Sindh Rented Premises Ordinance details with the Delivery of vacant possession. (1) Notwithstanding anything con¬tained in this Ordinance or any other law for the being in force, the landlord of a building who is a widow, or a minor whose both parents are dead or a salaried employee due to retire within the next six months or has retired or a person who is due to attain the age of sixty years within the next six months or has attained the age of sixty years, may, by notice in writing, inform the tenant that be or she need, the building for personal use and require him to deliver vacant possession of the building within such time as may be specified in the notice, not being earlier than two months from the receipt thereof;
Provided that nothing in this subsection shall apply where more than six months have elapsed since the landlord has retired or attained the age of sixty years or, as the case may be, has become widow or orphan.
(2) Delivery of vacant possession. The landlord shall not be entitled to avail the benefit of subsection (1) if he is in occupation of a building owned by him in any locality.
(3) Where the tenant has failed to deliver the possession of the building under . subsection (1), the Controller shall, on application by the landlord in this behalf, order eviction of the tenant from the building in a summary manner, by using such force as may be necessary.
(4) Where the landlord, who has obtained the possession of the building under this section, relates the building to any person other than the previous tenant or puts it to a use other than personal use within one year of such possession, he shall be punishable with fine which shall not exceed one year’s rent of the building payable immediately before the possession was so obtained.

Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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Telephone: 0321-2057582

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Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582

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Sale of Disputed Properties in Karachi Pakistan

Recently due to imposition of new taxes, investors are avoiding to purchase the properties for which they have signed agreements, the only reason is decrease of market value of the properties. Now a days everyone is trying to sell properties in the market, but there is no actual purchaser. Therefore the said principle of demand and supply is applicable in the property market, as there is too much / high supply and very less demand, therefore value of properties are decreasing day by day.

If you have executed an agreement for sale of property and now purchase is not willing to pay the remaining sale consideration for completion of sale agreement, then we can assist you by filing a case for specific performance of contract for enforcement of agreement executed between you and the purchaser.

There are many judgments of High Court and Supreme court of Pakistan for specific performance of the contract.

Disputed Properties KarachiPeople who are real owners of the disputed properties are generally fed up of trying to sell their valuable properties, but they can not get proper value of their property because their properties are disputed. What are the disputes some encroacher or Land grabber has illegally occupied their property and the gentleman or gentle lady can not get vacate their property from the encroacher, land grabber.

Property possession Karachi PakistanThe position is very worst for overseas Pakistani, who while leave Pakistan handover the possession of their property to their friends and relatives for taking care of the property, but after few years they find that their friends or relatives have encroached on their land. The close friend or relative neither pay the rent of the property nor he is ready to vacate the premises, so the actual owner can rent out the property or get possession of the same, in other words it can be said he had lost his property for ever, simply by trusting his close friend or relative.

Tenant Occupied Rented House KarachiSome times people rent out their valuable property to tenant, but after some time when owner of the property ( the landlord ) need property for his personal use the tenant refuses to vacate the property, the gentle owner of the property has to file the case for eviction of tenant and then has to wait for the decision of the court and decision of appeals if any filed by the tenant.

Sale Purchase Disputed Property KarachiNow a days there is practice in the Karachi, that some influential persons purchase these type of disputed property at the value of 25% from the actual owner and easily get possession of the property. On eviction of encroacher the value of the property because as per market value and the influential investor get more than 300% profit on his actual investment within 6 to 18 months.

Disputed Property is not just a phrase of two words but it is the spread term that thousands of people use to find a good dispute property buyer or a real estate agent who can help them sell disputed property. Whereas the cases of disputed property are countless- the number of good real estate agents who actually buy dispute property or help people to sell disputed property is less. Wherever you go in this world of dispute property will be available for sale, but buyers for disputed property are less, if any buyer is available he will be ready to purchase property in less than 25% of the actual value of the property.

Disputes can be of many types- such as: Homeowner and tenant dispute: You have given your home to someone on rent but that person is now denying emptying it. In other words- the tenant has occupied the home. Shop owner and tenant dispute: You have a shop that you have given someone on rent to make some regular money but now the person has occupied the shop. The person is not increasing the rent and also not emptying the shop.

Land and owner dispute: You have some land in other city or village and you live in other city. Someone else occupies that land.

Family Property Dispute Settlement KarachiFamily dispute: You are three brothers/sisters (can be more) who live in different Cities and Countries. One of the brothers/sisters is staying in the ancestral home has totally occupied the home and denying to give a portion or benefit to others. Likewise- family disputes in property can be of many types.

No paper dispute: You are living somewhere for a longtime but you do not have home registry or other legal documents. These are a few types of disputed properties which people are facing now a days.

We always encourage our clients to get re-possession of their property by applying legal process, so they can get proper market value of their property.

 

 

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Law Firm in Pakistan dealing with Commercial, Intellectual Property and Litigation Laws of Pakistan.
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582