I have been a tenant for last 24 years with only an oral agreement that I can stay as long as I want but I have to pay rent in cash which I have been doing except on 4 occasions he took multiple month's rent by 4 checks. Property bill did not have his name & he made me pay for it till the end of this year i.e. 2023 & I have the original receipts.
Last year he bought share certificate of my apt complex & got his name in Property Bill & Paid property tax for year 2024 & also registered his name in 7-12 record & thus became the legal owner as of September 2022.
This year in August he filed a complaint that I have grabbed his Apt & I am not a tenant & no Landlord Tenant agreement has ever been made. But he contradicted that in November 2021 by sending a legal notice demanding 8 years rent & when I confuted, he asked for two more years rent that is till end of 2023 which I paid in cash ( but he did not give receipt ) but at least it proves that I am a legal tenant.
But since he became legal owner last year, now he filed a land grabbing case & stated that I am not a tenant & he gave me the place to stay for free for last 10 years & I am refusing to leave.
I have original receipts of last 24 year's Light Bills, Maintenance bills, Property tax bills & phone bills but only 4 checks as a proof that I paid rent.
I gave above exact reply to his Land Grabbing suit but have not given the documents because I needed to gather them & told the authorities and now I have them.
So what is the procedure now ? In this kind of cases I am guilty & I have to prove my innocence & time limit is Max 6 months..
I need guidance as to what is the procedure now on & can police file an FIR against me with an overwhelming evidence I have ?