Landlord and Tenant Act, 1931

Restrictions on the right to new tenancy·

21.—(1) A tenant shall not be entitled to a new tenancy under this Part of this Act where—

(a) his tenancy is terminated by ejectment for non-payment of rent; or

(b) his tenancy is terminated by ejectment, notice to quit, or otherwise on account of a breach by such tenant of a condition of such tenancy; or

(c) he terminates his tenancy by notice of surrender or otherwise; or

(d) his tenancy is terminated by notice to quit given by his landlord for good and sufficient reason; or

(e) his tenancy terminated otherwise than by notice to quit and his landlord either refused for good and sufficient reason to renew his tenancy or would, if he had been asked to renew such tenancy, have had good and sufficient reason for refusing so to do.

(2) In this section the expression “good and sufficient reason” means a reason which emanates from or is the result of or is traceable to some action or conduct of the tenant and which, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, is in the opinion of the Court a good and sufficient reason for terminating or refusing to renew (as the case may be) the tenancy.