Flat locked by son-in-law & aunt without son's consent, what to do


Our ancestral property in Pune, Legal heirs are My Mother (Widow), My 2 elder sisters and Me.Now My mother's elder sister, my elder sister & her husband have changed our flat lock without our consent and they are asking for the Power Of Attorney in my elder sister's name for the purpose of Flat to be rented and that rent amount to be credited in my elder sister's account. My 2nd elder sister and me denied to sign on POA. so they have changed our flat lock and when we ask for our Flat key my eldest sister is responding that key is with her husband and my aunt (Mother's elder sis). Also without our consent they are disposing household things & when we questioned them they said Mother's permission is sufficient to dispose all household things. Actually my mother, my 2nd elder sis are also unaware.Please advise if we can send legal notice/warning to my aunt & brother-in-law. Or any alternate action that I can take against them please suggest.

Answers (2)


212 votes

Yes, you can issue a legal notice to your Aunt and brother in law. All the legal heirs has rights and share in the ancestral property. Kindly let me know, which religion you follow as there are different personal laws as per which the shares in the ancestral properties are calculated. For any further clarification and detailed advice kindly book a consultancy call.


Googling your legal issue online?

The internet is not a lawyer and neither are you.
Talk to a real lawyer about your legal issue.

245 votes

You should do the following:
1. Issue legal notice to them immediately;
2. You should also file an FIR in the police station against them for wrongfully stealing the property from you;
3. If they don't respond then you should file a suit in court of law;

Popular Property Lawyers


Advocate H Gouri Shankar
Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad
24 years Experience
Advocate Rajesh Rai
Sector-19, Dwarka, Delhi
20 years Experience
Advocate Sunil Kumar Bakshi
Sector-16, Faridabad
33 years Experience
Advocate J. P. Rinwa
Swej Farm, Sodala, Jaipur
19 years Experience

Disclaimer: The above query and its response is NOT a legal opinion in any way whatsoever as this is based on the information shared by the person posting the query at LawRato.com and has been responded by one of the Property Lawyers at LawRato.com to address the specific facts and details. You may post your specific query based on your facts and details to get a response from one of the Lawyers at LawRato.com or contact a Lawyer of your choice to address your query in detail.

Related Questions


"LawRato.com has handpicked some of the best Legal Experts in the country to help you get practical Legal Advice & help."



Related Articles