Laws of Bangladesh

The State Acquisition and Tenancy Act, 1950 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XXVIII OF 1951 )

Chapter XVI


Time and place for payment of rent
136. (1) Every raiyat shall pay or tender each instalment of rent and every non-agricultural tenant shall pay or tender the rent before sunset of the day on which it falls due:
Provided that the raiyat or the non-agricultural tenant may pay or tender the rent payable for the year at any time during the year before it falls due.
(2) The payment or tender of rent may be made-
(a) at the village tahsil office or at such other convenient place as may by appointed in that behalf by the Collector; or
(b) by postal money-order in the manner prescribed.
(3) When rent is sent by postal money-order in the prescribed manner it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that a tender has been made.
(4) When rent sent by postal money-order is accepted, the fact of this acceptance shall not be used in any way as evidence of the correctness of any of the particulars set forth in the postal money-order form.
(5) Any rent or any instalment or part of an instalment of rent not duly paid at or before the time when it falls due shall be deemed to be an arrear.

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