Respected members of the club,you are being requested to define the rights of the TENANTS,particularly in DELHI.
One of my relative has taken a DDA FLAT on rent in the year 2004 @ Rs. 4800/-per month.The landlord did the simple rent agreement on Rs.10/-stamp paper (notarised) for 11 months and has been keeping the original agreements with him for the last 7 years and the TENANT has only photocopies of the rent agreements.The landlord enters into a new rent agreement in the 12th month of every year with a continuous increase in rent @ 10% every year.
The present rent is Rs.7500/-per month and the agreement was executed just in JAN 2011 for as usual 11 months. Since last week the landlord has started asking the Tenant to vacate the flat ,because he stated that he is getting offers of Rs.15,000/-per month of the same flat.And if tenant fails to do then he would not be responsible for the consequences..
The tenant has been living at the same flat for the last 7 years and paying rent regularly every month via either cheque or transfer to the landlord's savings account.
What should the tenant do to safeguard his rights as tenant because he needs at least 2 years time for arranging the same ?
Whether the tenant could file any application or complaint to restrain the landlord from forcefully evicting him on urgent basis ?
The landlord has been lured by the property dealers in the area to rent it out to the students as paying guest .