• Loft in house

we stay in chawl with pagadi system since past 50 years. Height of my house is 14 feet. I want to make loft where i can store things.  Can i make it without permission of landlord since i am making using IBEAM without touching any sidewalls of the existing structure. I am just utilizing space available inside my house. No addition or alteration in existing structure
Asked 2 years ago in Civil Law from Mumbai, Maharashtra
you cannot carry out any construction without permission of landlord . even for loft you need landlord permission
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do you have any agreement ,which says you can do it
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i think you can but still advise you to take his permission,there is no harm in taking permission
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at the most he can ask for destroying it,since you said he not approachable you have no other option
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sen  letter to him by regd post regarding building wooden loft . in said letter mention that if no reply received within period of 15 days it would be deemed that he has no objection regarding installation of loft in rented premises . also mention that you are willing to pay his charges if any for grant of permission .
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my pleasure
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thanks for your appreciation
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You cannot lay a single brick without the prior permission of your landlord unless and until the agreement explicitly states otherwise.
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If you carry out construction without his permission then he may legally proceed to terminate the tenancy on this ground. 

If he is inaccessible then issue a lawyer's notice to him asking him to grant necessary permission for the needful to be done by you. If he does not reply to the notice, or refuses permission in his reply, move to court for seeking permission.
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