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The Cantonments Rent Restriction Act, 1963

( ACT NO. XI OF 1963 )

2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) “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;
(b) “Cantonment Board” means a Cantonment Board constituted under the Cantonments Act, 1924;
(c) “commercial building” means a building used solely for the purposes of business or trade;
(d) “Controller” means a Controller of Rents appointed by the Government under sub-section (1) of section 6 and includes an Additional Controller of Rents appointed under sub-section (2) of that section;
(e) “family” of a person means and includes a husband, wife, children, dependent parents, dependent brothers, unmarried or widowed sisters and a deceased son's widow and children residing with, and wholly dependent upon, that person;
(f) “a house” is said to be in a state of reasonable repair, when-
(i) all floors, walls, pillars, arches and roofs are sound and watertight,
(ii) all doors and windows are intact, properly painted or oiled, and provided with proper hooks or bolts or other necessary fastenings,
(iii) all rooms, outhouses and appurtenant buildings are properly colour-washed or white-washed, and
(iv) all electric, water and sanitary fittings, if any, are properly maintained and are safe, sound and without leakage;
(g) “Landlord” means any person for the time being entitled to receive rent in respect of any building whether on his own account or on behalf or for the benefit of any other person, or as a trustee, guardian or receiver and includes a tenant who, being authorised under the terms of his lease so to do, sublets the building and every other person for the time being deriving title from the landlord;
(h) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(i) “residential building” means any building used for the purposes of residence and includes a hostel, boarding-house and residential hotel; and
(j) “tenant” means any person who undertakes or is bound to pay rent as consideration for the possession or occupation of a building by him or by any other person on his behalf, and includes:-
(i) any person who continues to be in possession or occupation of the building after the termination of his tenancy; and
(ii) in the event of the death of the tenant, his heirs and successors and after the termination of the tenancy, his heirs and successors who continue to be in possession or occupation of the building.

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