City people ignorant of rent controllers

Tenants in the capital are unaware of the existence of rent controllers assigned to deal with arbitrary increase in house rents and the eviction of tenants by landlords at their whims.
Tenants have for long been suffering as, on one hand, they do not know of the rent controllers and their offices and, on the other hand, authorities do not question the

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Enforce house rent act

Tenants’ association asks govt
Jatiya Bharatia Parishad, an association of tenants, yesterday demanded the enforcement of House Rent Control Act, 1991, to prevent the house owners from increasing the rent arbitrarily.
The council also urged to bring an end to the practice of evicting tenants without prior notice.
“Each year house owners

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House rent increase outstrips inflation

Tenants living in Dhaka continued in 2011 to face above inflation increases in house rents, with slum dwellers paying higher than the rich, according to a report published by the Consumers Association of Bangladesh
In 2011, average rents increased by 16 per cent, according to the report, whilst in the same period, inflation rose by less than 11 per cent, according to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

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Rising house rent puts tenants in distress

Tenants are going through hard times because of the spiralling costs of house rent in the capital as well as the common practice of house owners to evict tenants without giving them notices.
The House Rent Contract Act 1991 is proving to be ineffective in protecting tenants as very few of them apply to the ‘controller’ for a determination of what should be the ‘standard rent’ for the

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