Posting on behalf of a friend
I am a 65 year old woman. My late mother-in-law owned a shop which we gave out on rent to one guy over verbal agreement. He used to pay Rs.4000 rent per month. Since covid started he was late in giving rent and we were managing with it, but for the last 5 months he stopped giving rent. We deducted 3 months rent from his advance. Recently when I called him to give rent he said I have vacated your shop and handed over the keys to a neighbor. Later when we asked him what about remaining 2 month's rent he started abusing and shouting at me and my daughter, hurling all kind of abuses and saying he will take legal action against us.
Please advise what legal options do we have? He has vacated the shop already but when we try to get a new tenant he shouts at us, insults us. It is a torture that we are facing since a month now. Please help