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icon Overcharging Electricity

Hi can I lodge a complaint against my landlord for overcharging electricity rate per unit? we share the same apartment and I pay my bills according to the meter. but she is taking surcharge of the hou


A. Dear Client,
Yes, you can lodge a complaint against your landlord for overcharging electricity rates per unit. According to Indian laws, landlords are not permitted to charge tenants more than the authorized electricity tariff rates set by the government. If your landlord is imposing an additional surcharge on top of the actual electricity charges, it constitutes an unfair practice and is against the law. To address this issue, you can first communicate with your landlord in writing, explaining ...ReadMore

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icon Father wants to sell one of his flat which he has given me to stay as a tenent

How I can claim the renovation cost that I have spend in this one year. Am I liable to claim the amount in current market rate or with the actual cost that I have spend?


A. Dear Client,
While your status is a tenant of the flat, even if it is your father's flat in the absence of a rent agreement between the parties specifying the clause of the renovation cost, you are not legally entitled to claim the renovation cost from the property owner. You renovated the flat to make it inhabitable for your own use without the consent of the property owner, you are debarred from claiming renovation costs from your father/property owner.

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icon Refund of brokerage and advance for flat

I paid 10k as token money to owner and 13750 to broker as brokerage money , police verification and agreement charges. Due to some reasons I am not able to shift into the flat. The owner said I alrea


A. Dear Client,
Many landlords in India follow the system of no return of the advance system. Please check the terms and conditions of the agreement/contract executed between you and the landlord. If the same is not mentioned and there is no restriction then you can proceed to send legal notice to both broker and landlord. If they still do not refund your money, you can file a complaint with the consumer forum or the civil court, seeking your money back along with interest and damages. You will ne ...ReadMore

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icon Not giving rent deposit back

I shifted to a place on rent in Nagpur. I came on 12th May gave 15000( 5000 rent and 10000 deposit). On 1st June again they asked me for rent. I paid 5000 which was not right because my month would be


A. Dear Sir,
Your owner is correct because his residential premises cannot be used as lodge. You may stay for another two months and then vacate the premises and close the issue for ever without any loss.

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icon Rent increasing 25 percent and bad maintenance

I’m staying in a 2BHK house, and the landlord wants to increase the rent by 25% from my current rent. The reason given is the water crisis in Bangalore. However, since I am staying alone and don’t


A. Dear Sir,
You may file along with other tenants a suit called permanent injunction and stop payment of rents unless basic necessities are provided to all the tenants.

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icon Property tax

Hi sir/madam, I have given a vacant plot to rent to government of India subsidiary for commercial purpose where they have built small office. In lease deed they have mentioned they will only pay prop


A. Dear Client,
In the given scenario, both the Lessor and the Lessee have to adhere strictly to the terms of the Lease Agreement. If there exists any clause of termination or cancellation in the Agreement, then in terms of the said clause, you can serve a legal notice to the Lessee informing the Lessee that the lease agreement stands cancelled or terminated for contravention or breach of the terms of the Lease Agreement and surrender of vacant possession of the let out premises. And file an evicti ...ReadMore

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icon no water in rental house - can we vacate

When we took the property on 25 May it was informed that we will have both cauvery water and borewell - bangalore.Cauvery water comes alternate days for 2 hours only in night (1:30 am-3:30 am). Borewe


A. Dear Client, In your situation, where you are facing severe water scarcity and lack of response from the property management group, you have a few legal options under Indian laws. Here’s how you can approach this issue:

Steps to Address Your Issue
Document the Issue:

Keep a record of all communications with the property management group and the owner.
Take pictures or videos of the water situation, including the timings when Cauvery water is available and the non-functional borewell.
Documen ...ReadMore

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icon LANDLORD CHEATED US

HAI SIR, WE ARE LOOKING TO OPEN A STORE IN A TOWN NAMED SRIKAKULAM ANDHRA PRADESH, WE FOUND ONE PLACE AND TALKED TO LANDLORD , GAVE HIM TOKEN AMOUNT OF RS. 100000 TO HIM, NOW HE IS NOT INTERESTED TO G


A. Dear Client,
In the given scenario, you have the following remedies to resolve the dispute legally post service of a legal notice, 1) a dispute between a tenant and landlord is resolved under the state-specific Rent Control Act under which a Rent Controller or Addl Rent Controller is appointed to deal with the dispute arising out of a rent agreement between the parties. So, serving a legal notice to the concerned person, you can file an application explaining your grievance before the concerned ...ReadMore

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icon Non-payment of the Corpus

*Issue*: Non-payment of the Corpus (Building Development Fund) by one resident in an association of 40 houses. *Steps Taken by the Association:* Multiple Reminders: Sent several reminder letters and


A. Dear Client,
Section 2(31)(iv) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 defines a "person" that includes a cooperative society. According to Sec.2(8) of the Act, "consumer dispute" means a dispute where the person against whom a complaint has been
made, denies or disputes the allegations contained in the complaint; The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission(NCDRC) in the Revision Petition Nos. 823 to 826 of 2001, Smt. Kalawati & Ors. Vs. M/s United Vaish Co-operative Thrift & Credit Societ ...ReadMore

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icon vacant of my flat

I have given my fat to tenant in ghaziabad. But from second month he has not given me any rent and maintenance and he is not even contact. his stuff is lying in the flat but there is no communication


A. Dear sir,
You have to lodge complaint with police and if tenant is not traced out, with the help of police a mahzar may be conducted and sold in public auction in respect of goods left by him and take the possession.

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