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Old 27th March 2012, 18:14   #46
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Just bumped into this thread.. Any updates on this?
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Old 27th March 2012, 18:33   #47
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^ Just to confuse you further.
Consider this scenario - these tenants are fine and dandy, but you pull the plug after reading this thread and get new ones.

And the new tenants turn out to be the squatters ...
Exactly - that's why I am confused - what's the law on this?
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Lease expires when, in January 2011? That's when you should make a stern request to him. If he doesn't abide by your instructions, gain access to the house when its empty (ONLY after the lease expires) and remove all of his belongings. Replace the locks with new ones, keep a tough security guard to look over, and occupy the place soon (empty houses are bad news). If he tries to harass you, register a complaint with the local Police station.

I frequently lease out properties and believe me, sometimes you have to act tough with the lessees.
Hey GTO,
That's undoubtedly the best way to proceed. Do you have to do that often?
Also, can the tenants create problems by going to the cops? Please reply.

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My tenant is refusing to vacate our owned house after repeated reminders. This was given for occupancy in 2006 & now it has been 4 years.

The owner is citing various reasons like passport, studies.. & this is the 3rd extension we have given in the past 1.5 years, my parents are too old to handle this & it is too much of a tension considering their age.

I have not got actively involved into this but have been seeing what is happening here for the past 1 year, today I almost lost my patience when he told me that he is not ready to vacate. The tenant is running a broker/agent office in my house. I guess he has a lawyer backing too.

The house is dilapidated state too, so we would like to renovate our house but because of all problems we are stuck.

Appreciate your help, please let me know how to approach this.
Bumping up an old thread here...what's the status of the case now? Did you manage to get the tenant out?
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Lease expires when, in January 2011? That's when you should make a stern request to him. If he doesn't abide by your instructions, gain access to the house when its empty (ONLY after the lease expires) and remove all of his belongings. Replace the locks with new ones, keep a tough security guard to look over, and occupy the place soon (empty houses are bad news). If he tries to harass you, register a complaint with the local Police station.
This may be possible in Mumbai and GTO in fact is referring to a query from someone in Mumbai, but others should bear in mind that tenancy laws vary from state to state and the above action may be illegal in your state and you may very well end up behind bars.

In places like Kerala, the landlord has absolutely no right to evict anyone forcefully as per the Kerala Buildings (Lease and Rent control) Act, 1965. In fact, the landlord's only recourse is to approach the Rent Control Court who will then decide based on need! Things are so bad that the owner has to prove that he needs his property for his own use and that he has no other accommodation.
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Bumping up an old thread here...what's the status of the case now? Did you manage to get the tenant out?
We approached a lawyer to file a civil case, We had to prove to the court that the landlord's son (myself) got married and now prefers to occupy the house for own purpose. The case went on for nearly an year, the tenant tried his best to mislead the court by saying that we tried to threaten him and took help from goondas of the non-ruling party to evict me out.

We won the case and eviction notice was issued. The tenant didn't bother to handover the keys, he went absconding. He had to pay us 1 lakh in dues, for that we were told to file a criminal case. My parents decided not to pursue an another case. I thoroughly understand their situation, the tenant (real estate broker) might be a threat to my parents in future if we decided to chase him down for money, they have literally nothing to lose in life.

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In places like Kerala, the landlord has absolutely no right to evict anyone forcefully as per the Kerala Buildings (Lease and Rent control) Act, 1965. In fact, the landlord's only recourse is to approach the Rent Control Court who will then decide based on need! Things are so bad that the owner has to prove that he needs his property for his own use and that he has no other accommodation.
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We approached a lawyer to file a civil case, We had to prove to the court that the landlord's son (myself) got married and now prefers to occupy the house for own purpose. The case went on for nearly an year, the tenant tried his best to mislead the court by saying that we tried to threaten him and took help from goondas of the non-ruling party to evict me out.

We won the case and eviction notice was issued. The tenant didn't bother to handover the keys, he went absconding. He had to pay us 1 lakh in dues, for that we were told to file a criminal case. My parents decided not to pursue an another case. I thoroughly understand their situation, the tenant (real estate broker) might be a threat to my parents in future if we decided to chase him down for money, they have literally nothing to lose in life.
Yep, good thing you didn't pursue him. Your parents well-being are much more important than any amount of cash. Atleast you got your property back

With such rogue tenants, I guess price appreciation is the only point of real estate investment. No point renting out our properties *sigh*
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