My dad had bought a pagdi property in mumbai from a landlord by paying huge amount on money. Unfortunately, he passed away few months ago and has left us all in shock.
We spoke to the landlord to ask him to change the name from my dad to my name on the rent receipts. (we are a family of 4 now and all other members of the family have no objection with me receiving the rent receipt on my name)
The issue is that the landlord is now asking us a sum in lakhs to transfer the rent receipt on my name. This is really ridiculous as we are not selling the property and we are only transferring the name since my dad is no longer there.
I wish to know on these things:
1. Is it right on the landlords part to ask for such exorbitant amount of money for transfer after death ? He isn not ready to understand and hence i feel the only option i have is to take help of the court.
2. The property is currently sub-let out to another person who is paying us monthly rent out of which we give 10% to the landlord. The landlord has also signed the sub-rent out agreement and the agreement is notarized. I want to know will this create a problem if we take court's help to transfer the rent receipt on my name. (is it a problem if pagdi property is rented out by the tenant?)
3. The original tenancy agreement between my dad and the landlord is only notarized, will this be an issue if we go to court to get the rent receipt transferred on my name. ( we have rent receipts in my dad's name and rent has been paid till last year december) We also have details of transactions done with agreement.
Please help me with these queries.