I rented an apartment 18 years ago & have been continuously living in it. There was no written contract & landlord insisted rent by cash only which I did. I have paid all electricity + phone + Nagar Palika Tax + Maintenance bills most by check & some by cash but I have all original receipts.
4 years ago he tried to evict me by sending thugs so my lawyer filed a suit & injunction order against both him & his wife. ( I did not go to police because of threats & I am too old ).( I don’t know why he involved his wife ? )
Landlord denies taking money & says he paid electricity bills & that I am not a tenant and asking for Rs.1,00,000.00 ( One Lac ) according to C.P.C.-35(A). I don't know what that means.
He also said the suit was filed in wrong form and misjoinder of parties so it should be dismissed.
Now I have a deposition after 3 weeks but my lawyer will not answer any questions or give case files so I am scared. Lawyer has taken 70% of fees & being in small town it would be impossible to find an honest lawyer.
I would be grateful if lawyers on this forum could give the worst case scenario if I lose the case.
1. If I lose does it mean I have to automatically vacate ?
2. If I lose can I file an appeal ?
3. If I lose, doesn’t he have to then go thru legal process to vacate me ?
Thank you for reading my post & a humble request for help.