A common dispute in Bangladesh between landlord and tenant is eviction. In some cases it is seen that the landlord forcefully and unlawfully evicts a tenant and in some cases it is seen that the tenant forcefully and unlawfully continue his his tenancy. The Premises Rent Control Act, 1991 is the law that governs the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants. According to the section 18 of the Premises Rent Control Act, 1991 the landlords have very limited right to evict a tenant as provided in section 18 of the Act. It provides that as long as a tenant pays his rent regularly and complies with the terms and conditions of renting premises, a landlord can evict a tenant only in the following five situations where –

(1) the tenant has done any act contrary to the provisions of section 108 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882;

(2) in the absence of any contract to the contrary, the tenant has, without the consent  of the landlord in writing, sublet the premises in whole or in part;

(3) the tenant has been guilty of any such conduct as is a nuisance or an annoyance to occupiers of adjoining or neighboring premises;

(4) the tenant has been using the premises or part thereof or allowing the premises or part thereon to be used for economic purposes; or

(5) the premises are bona fide required by the landlord either for purposes of building or rebuilding the premises or for his own occupation or for the occupation of any person for whose benefit the premises are held, or where the landlord can show any cause which may be deemed satisfactory by court.

Our expert lawyers team successfully represented a mentionable number of suit relating eviction on behalf of our client.