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We the tenant had taken premise situated at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXwith agreement (Certificate no. xxxxxxx) executed on xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
Deposit Amount of Rs. xxxx has been paid by cheques as per agreement.
We have paid Monthly rental regularly and as well as all Utility charges directly to authorities .Thereafter we have given advance notice (3 months prior from the date of vacating the premise) to Landlord for vacating the premise in the month of xxxxxx First week, and told him to return our deposit amount after rental deductions of remaining three months at the time of vacating the premise as per the agreement.
Thereafter we have vacated the premise in after 3 months and asked to return out balance deposit amount.
He stated and promised to give within few weeks, we again waited for the same but he has not responded , thereafter we again asked him again and again continuously but he did not turn-up and about 8 month has passed, still he is holding our deposit amount and not coming in front to return the same.
Even if we are calling him he is keeping his mobile phone switched- off and not picking the call. We shocked and surprised by this cheating, as it’s common to return advance deposit amount immediately after vacating premise. After we vacated He already has given the same premise to other tenant.
Despite sending multiple emails, calling over phone and in personal discussion we could not get any response from him. Once we meet him, hee. Same he repeated over phone also as and when we call him.
Most of the time either his mobile is switched off or he is not even picking the call. We have sent him letter/notice emails for returning the amount, but he is ignoring the same.
Whenever we are trying to reach him for meeting (asking our deposit) he is absconding and not meeting and playing delaying tactics and talking due advantage of time we have given to him to payback our amount.
Again we called him in month of xxxxxxxx and he promised to pay on some date, but when we asked to give us cheque of the total due amount , he again refused and not agreed to pay on the time he promised.
If this kind of cheating will continue then it will be hard to make trust and to believe on landlord in any place those are keeping some months advance rent without any interest paid to the tenant.