Landlord not returning my deposit money
I took a house for rent under Leave & License agreement for 11 months in Apr 2014. After 10 months I decided to vacate the house . So I informed my owner over phone on 28Th Dec that I will be vacating the house on 30th January(so as per agreement informed owner one month back but only through Phone call)
Now he is saying he will not return the deposit amount till he got a new tenant /even now not responding to my phone calls . When I called from different number he picked the call and saying that as long as I will not get a new tenant , I will not return deposit money(which is 80000)and also even saying that since you have not completed full 11 month and leaving one month before , so I will deduct one month rent which is 15000.
When I argued on why u r going to deduct one month amount , owner saying that I have not received any written notice from you and saying that if you will go for a police complain ..I will also tell the police that I haven't received any information regarding u vacating this house. The property agent though whom I took this rented house , also supporting the owner saying that I haven't given notice for this and phone calls will not be a legal proof.
Sir, Please advise what should I do now as I need my money very urgently as I am moving out of mumbai. What should I do now.
Asked 5 years ago in Property Law from Mumbai, Maharashtra
As I am going to Pune for new job. so I have to vacate this house before 3 rd of feb. Please advise If I should go for a police complain...but as I said I have informed the owner only through Phone call. Will that work.
Asked 5 years ago