Building, Controller, Landlord, Non-Residential Building, Rented Land,
Residential Building, Scheduled Building, Tenant, Urban Area

(Received the assent of eht: Governor on the 5tiz Novarnbsr, 1971, and
was published in R.R.P. Extra,. dat.c! $he 17th November, 1971 at pages
Amended, repealed or otherwise affected by,,–
(i) R.P. Act No. 22 of 1974,2 p~biiahedin W.H.P. Exbra., dated the 6th
November, 1974, pages 1516-1517.
(ii) H.P. Act,No. 7 of 1975, 3ppublished in R.H.P. Extira., dated the 5th
April, 1975, page 400-401.
(iii) H.P. ordinance No. 6 of 1975, published in R.H.P.Extra, dated
tile 148h November, 1975, page 1567. (Replaced by M.P. Act
No. 14 of 1976).
(iv) H.P. Act No. 14 of 1976,4 published in R.H.P. Exbra., dated the
30th April, 1976 a8 pages 1176-77,
An Act to prdvidi: lor t,aa es atr~?3: rz,n:; aa% evictions within the limits of
urban areas.
BE it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of NirnachaI Pradesh in $he
Twenty-second,year of the Republic of Xndia as follows :–

  1. Short title, extent nmd commencement. (I) This Act may be called the
    Himachal Pradesh Urban RenO Control Ace, 1971.
    (2) d0 extends bo all urban areas in Himachal Pr’adesh,
    (3) It shall come into force a$ once.
    2rDefinilions. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the
    subject or context-
    (a) “building” means any building or para of a building let for any
    purpose whether being actually used for that purpose or noti,
    including any !and, godowns, out-houses, or fuutniture lea @here-
    with buO does not include a toom in a hotel or boarding house ;
    (67) L’C~ntr~ller” means any pcrson who is appointed by the State Govern.
    ment to perfom the functions of a Controller bder this Act3
    TorStatement of Objectsand Reasons, Xea R.H.P, Extra,, dated theZ4th September,
    1971, P 1250.
    $ForStatement sf Objects and Reasons, see R.H,P. Extra., dated the 18th Octoberp
    1973,p 1578.
    %or statement of Objects and Reasons, see R.H.P. Extra. dated the 19thFebruary,
    6975, P 154.
    4ForStatement of Objects andReasons, see R.,M,P E~tra~slatedthe21st February
    6976, P 614.
    SCollestors appointed vide Not. appended,
    *-.—(c) ‘”andlord” naeans any pcrson for the tiinc being entitled to receive
    rent in respect of any building or rented land whether on his own
    account or on behalf, or for the benefit, of any other person, or
    as a trustee, guardian, reciever, executor or administrator for
    any other person, and includes a tenant who sublets any building
    or rented land in the manner hereinafter authorised and every
    person from time to time deriving title under a landlord;
    (d) “nsn-residential building” means a building being used solely for the
    purpose of business or trade :
    Provided that residence in a building only for the purpose of guarding
    it shall not be deemed to convert a “”non-residential building” to
    a ”residential building” ;
    (e) ‘”rescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
    (f)”rented land” means any land let: separately for the purpose of
    being used principally for business or trade;
    (g) “residential building” means any building which is not a non-resi-
    dential building;
    (h) “scheduled building” means a residential building which is being used
    by a person engaged in one or more of the professions specified
    in the Schedule to this Act, partly for his business and partly
    for his residence.
    (i) “tenant” means any person by whom or on whose account rent is
    payable for a building or rented land and includes a tenant
    continuing in possession after the termination of the tenancy
    in his favour but does not include a person placed in Occupation
    of a building or rented land by its tenant, unless with the consent
    in writing of the landlord, or a person to whom the collection
    of rent or fees in a public market, cart-stand or slaughter house
    or of rents for shops has been framed cut or leased by a municipal,
    town or notified area committee, or rnucicipal corporation,
    or cantonment board; and
    (j) “urban area” means any area administered by a municipal corporation,
    a municipal committee, a cantonment board, or a notified area
    committee or any area declared by the State Government by
    notification to be urban for the purpose of this Act.

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