Ancesterial property


We have a ancesterial house in a small town , which was not occupied by any of our family members. Few tenants are staying in the house and they are not paying any rent. Our eldest uncle had sent them a letter saying that you do not pay any rent but you keep the house maintained.

Now the house is is a very bad shape. Its wall had collapsed few days back. Fortunately no life or property damage took place.

Now what we should do so that if in future , such accident happens and house collapses; the onus of loss of life or property and its compensation should not be on our family.

 
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Sell the property at super low price.

 
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Retired employee.

Issue a notice to tenants warning them to vacate the house as immediately as possible as the building is found unsafe.

Also issue information by Regd post to the Authority (Panchayat/Municipality) that the house is in a bad shape, and you have issued notices to tenants to vacate, and pray to take a note and get the property vacated taking this information as notice in case of any mishappening to tenants due to collapse of the house.  Errect a display board in the property, HOUSE UNSAFE,  Property belongs to..................................) and get a photograph with that display board.

 
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Take all steps as suggested by Mr. G.L.N. Prasad, positively.

Try to sell if you can sell house in such dilapidated condition and for which one of the Co-sharers (your uncle) has written a letter as posted by you, at the price of land or lower than price of land as asked by Mr. autohide4u.

OR Engage a very able counsel specializing in property/civil matter at location of property.

 
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