Kevin Moses Paul
27 July 2021
As per your query, let me inform you that the rent and accomodation in the state of MP is controlled by "The M.P. Accommodation Control Act, 1961".
Under this act, section 12(1) talks about grounds for evicting a tenant. It basically, states that notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law or contract, no suit shall be filed in any civil Court against a tenant for his eviction from any accommodation except on one or more of the following grounds only, namely:-
(a) that the tenant has neither paid nor tendered the whole of the arrears of the rent legally recoverable from him within two months of the date on which a notice of demand for the arrears of rent has been served on him by the landlord in the prescribed manner;
(b) that the tenant has, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, unlawfully sub-let, assigned or otherwise parted with the possession of the whole or any part of the accommodation for consideration or otherwise;
(c) that the tenant or any person residing with him has created a nuisance or has done any act which is inconsistent with the purpose for which he was admitted to the tenancy of the accommodation, or which is likely to affect adversely and substantially the interest of the landlord therein:
Therefore, you may evict you're tenant if any of the above mentioned situations matches your scenario.
Now, since you've stated in the agreement (new one that you got signed by the tenant) that - "The Shop Can Be Evacuated Anytime" as stated in your query. Since, the tenant has signed the agreement both he and you (parties to the agreement) have to work in accordance to it.
It's obvious that you can evict him anytime, but a proper time period shall be provided to him such that he can look for some new place to commence his business from. It has been 18 long years for you as landlord and him as the tenant, therefore, a lawful and justified reason should be provided to him for such eviction (such that matter is all clear and no issues arise later on).
Hope It Helps
Kevin M. Paul