Tenants not paying the rent and refuse to vacate


What can be done if the tenant refuse to vacate the houseu

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sent legal notice to vacate on the basis of non payment of the rent. and if your client is not vacating then file a petition for eviction on the grounds of wilful default of paying the rent. take immediate steps to protect your rights in the property.


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In India, Most of the state's have their own Rent Control and Eviction Laws. Refer to your own state laws before arriving at a conclusion. I have mentioned few general Grounds of eviction.

Refusing to pay Rent agreed by tenant, is a ground of eviction by landlord. Further, if the Landlord requires the premises for genuine reason or the period agreed in contract, whether Oral or Written, ends then the tenant is bound to vacate the premises. Refusing to vacate the premises is illegal. The Landlord can approach the court for evicting the tenant on the grounds of refusing to pay Rent, refusing to vacate the premises after expiration of contract period. In case if the Landlord requires the building for repair works, in case of old buildings, or Construction of new buildings, or for personal genuine reason and tenant refuses to vacate, then landlord can apply for eviction.

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Send him a legal notice asking him to vacate the house and deliver up vacant possession of it to you within 15 days. Also demand full payment of rental arrears, if any. In case there is no positive development, file a suit at the proper court.

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