Punjab Urban Rent Restriction (Amendment) Act, 1957
Punjab Act No. 21 of 1957
Object & Reasons6
|Statement of Objects and Reasons of the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction (Amendment) Act (21 of 1957). - Section 13 of the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949, which relates to the eviction of tenants, does not provide for the ejectment of a tenant who is an employee of the landlord occupying the building as an employee, on his ceasing to be in such employment. Such a tenant can be a source of trouble and inconvenience to the employer, if he does not vacate the premises after his removal from service. The amendment proposed in the Bill is designed to meet this difficulty and to safeguard the legitimate interests of the landlord. Punjab Gazette Extraordinary 1957, page 656.|
"(d) it was let to the tenant for use as a residence by reason of his being in the service or employment of the landlord, and the tenant has ceased, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, to be in such service or employment :Provided that where the tenant is a workman who has been discharged or dismissed by the landlord from his service or employment in contravention of the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, he shall not be liable to be evicted until the competent authority under that Act confirms the order of discharge or dismissal made against him by the landlord."