Subject: Advice required.
We own a flat in chennai. For the past 5 years we were living near madurai due to job transfer from chennai and we had our house rented. Now that I have retired, I wanted to come and live back in our house in chennai. So 6 months ago, we asked our tenant to vacate since we wanted to come to our own place. The tenant informed us that they will shift premises on finding some suitable , auspicious date etc., But they never vacated the premises. We understand that, living in our place helps them to have access to their office which is near and hence they dont want to vacate currently.
But later they sent us an advocate notice that " we are asking them to shift because we wanted to increase rent and keep other person as tenant " and so they want to get protection through the rent control, file a case and drag some years and contine enjoying living in our premises. In that aspect due to the time factor of suits in india ---- the cases could drag in the court, they might enjoy living in our premises for more then 2 years. Moreover they have stopped giving us rent for the last 3 months after sending the advocate notice.
Now the crux is, their sister and brother are both advocates it might not charge for them, and since I am just a normal worker I have no contacts and have to shell out the advocate fees etc.,
In this point of time, we need the house genuely for my retirement and health treatment purposes. Don't we in India, have some protection for the house owners who might need the house for thei own purpose. It seems people are taking advantage of the rent control act and giving head aches to house owners. What could as a normal citizen do and approach and tackle such problem. Could I also put another case against them for taking all my mental peace and giving trouble and taking undue benifit of law ??
Thanks for all your comments