• Purchased Pagadi system house in Mumbai

Hello Sirs/Madam,

I have just purchased a pagadi system house in mumbai. Now I have to transfer the rent receipt in my name but the problem is, the house was sold in 1985 by Mr X (who was having his name on the rent receipt) to Mr Y and Mr Y sold the house to Mr Z and Mr Z sold the house to Mr W and Mr W has sold the house to me. But none of them did not transfer the receipt in their name and did not pay the rent since 1985. 

Now please guide me what is the procedure to transfer the rent receipt in my name.

Thanks,
Dinesh
Asked 1 year ago in Property Law from Greater Mumbai, Maharashtra
Religion: Hindu
1) have you entered into tenancy agreement with the landlord ? 

2) in Maharashtra  rent agreements have to be compulsorily registered 

3) landlord will issue rent receipts in your name

4) I presume earlier tenant surrendered his tenancy to landlord 
Ajay Sethi
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The rent receipt on your name will be valid document for your occupation in the pagdi system house as a tenant unless, the owner if intends to evict you from the property/premise you cannot have any defence.  You may have to go by the court order because there is no protection in law for purchasing the pagdi system house, the purchaser will still be treated as a tenant only, and in the absence of any valid rental agreement or rental receipt he may be treated as an illegal occupant and likely to be evicted by due process of law. Therefore it is pertinent to take the previous tenant to the owner/landlord, talk to him and arrive at an amicable situation so that you obtain the tenancy rights directly instead of transferring from one to another, if the landlord discreet, you may get the tenancy status straightaway and will get the receipts issued on you name. There is no legal solution for this. 
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1. You have taken up a house on rent after paying pagdi,

2. You have not purchased it,

3. The house was given on rent to Mr. Y by Mr.X (not sold),

4. If no consent was taken from the actual owner of the house being r.X, he may not agree for induction of new tenants and issue rent receipts i their names,

5. Talk to Mr.X  requesting him to issue rent receit in your name,

6. If he refuses, continue to stay the way your predecessors stayed in that house.
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