Topic: sec 10-A. Power to recover rent or damages in respect of evacuee prope

Power to recover rent or damages in respect of evacuee property vested in the Custodian

[10-A. Power to recover rent or damages in respect of evacuee property vested in the Custodian.

(1) Where any person is in arrears of rent in respect of any evacuee property vested in the Custodian, the Custodian may, by order, require that person to pay the same within such time and in such instalments as may be specified in the order.

(2) Where any person is deemed to be holding any evacuee property on behalf of the Custodian under sub-section (4) of Sec. 8, the Custodian may, having regard to such principles of assessment of rent as may be prescribed, by order, assess the rent payable in respect of such property and that person shall be liable to pay the rent so assessed.

(3) Where any person is, or has at any time been, in unauthorised possession of any evacuee property vested in the Custodian, the Custodian may, having regard to such principles of assessment of damages as may be prescribed, assess the damages on account of the use and occupation of such property and may, by order, require that person to pay the damages within such time and in such instalments as may be specified in the order.

(4) Where any person being in possession of any evacuee property vested in the custodian has caused damage to any such property, the Custodian may assess the compensation payable on account of the damage so caused and may, by order, require that person to pay the compensation within such time and in such instalments as may be specified in the order.

(5) No order shall be made under sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) or sub-section (4), until after the issue of a notice in writing to the person concerned calling upon him to show cause within such time as may be specified in the notice why such order should not be made and until his objections, if any, and any evidence he may produce in support of the same have been considered by the Custodian.]