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Chapter-1 Preliminary

  1. Short title and commencement: (1) This Act may be cited as the “Right to Housing Act, 2075 (2018).”

(2)       This Act shall come into force immediately.

  1. Definition: Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in this Act,-

(a)        “Housing” means building, house, part of it or such permanent or temporary, partial or full structure constructed for the residential purpose.

(b)        “Place of housing” means the housing and the four corners occupied by it, and this term also includes the place having joint or group housing.

(c)        “Housing site” means the group of one or more places of housing.

(d)       “Homeless” means the person and family to be provided with the housing facility referred to in Section 7.

(e)        “Prescribed” or “as prescribed” means prescribed or as prescribed in the Rules framed under this Act.

(f)        “Family” means husband or wife, son, daughter-in-law, daughter, adopted son, adopted daughter, father, mother, step-mother, elder brother, elder sister-in-law, younger brother, younger sister-in-law, elder sister and younger sister of the citizen acquiring the housing facility.

                        Provided that this term does not mean the family any of the members who have settled, dealing with his or her own occupation and business after separation of bread and board and partition under law.

(g)        “Ministry” means the Ministry of the Government of Nepal that looks after the matters of housing.

(h)        “Local Level” means the Rural Municipality or Municipality.