The Non-Agricultural Tenancy Act, 1949 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XXIII Of 1949 )

An Act to make better provision relating to the law of landlord and tenant in respect of certain non-agricultural tenancies in Bangladesh.1

 
 
 
WHEREAS it is expedient to make better provision relating to the law of landlord and tenant in respect of certain non-agricultural tenancies in Bangladesh;
 
 
 
 
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
 
 

CONTENTS

SECTIONS

1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Classes of non-agricultural tenants

4. Purposes for which non-agricultural tenant may hold non-agricultural land

5. Tenancies held by a non-agricultural tenant

6. Manner of use of non-agricultural lands

7. Incidents of certain tenancies

8. Renewals of lease of tenancies held for not less than twelve years and succession to, and transfer of, such tenancies

9. Incidents of non-agricultural tenancies held for less than twelve years

9A. Computation of the period of possession

10. Special provisions applicable to tenancies for specific religious purposes

11. [Omitted.]

12. [Omitted.]

13. [Omitted.]

14. [Omitted.]

15. [Omitted.]

16. Application of Chapter

17. [Omitted.]

18. [Omitted.]

19. [Omitted.]

20. Ejectment of an under-tenant

21. Other incidents of tenancies of under-tenants

22. Special incidents of a permanent tenancy of an under-tenant

23. Manner of transfer of non-agricultural land and notices to landlords

24. Power of the co-sharer or the immediate landlord of transferor to purchase

25. Saving as to statements in instruments of transfer where landlord is not a party

26. Interpretation

26A. Bar to sub-let

[Omitted.]

[Omitted]

64. Definition of “improvement”

65. Rights to make improvements

66. Collector to decide question as to right to make improvement, etc.

67.[Omitted]

68. Application to record evidence as to improvement

69. [Omitted.]

70. No ejectment except in execution of decree

71. Application of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, or other law

72. [Omitted.]

73. [Omitted.]

74. [Omitted.]

75. Relief against forfeitures in certain cases

76. [Omitted.]

77. Delivery of possession of land sold for arrears of rent which has any structure erected on it by a non-agricultural tenant

78. [Omitted.]

79. [Omitted.]

80. [Omitted.]

81. [Omitted.]

82. [Omitted.]

83. [Omitted.]

84. [Omitted.]

85. Bar to application of Act to certain lands and to certain cases

85A. Appeal

86. Certain contracts not to affect the provisions of the Act

87. Jurisdiction in proceedings under this Act

88. Application of the provisions of the Act to all pending suits, appeals and proceedings and unexecuted decrees, for ejectment

89. [Omitted.]

89A. [Omitted.]

90. [Omitted.]

91. Rules