Landlord not letting me remove my fixtures
I have my dance studio in Sector 31, Gurgaon. I rented out a basement in August 2018.
After a lot of deliberation and thought, I arrived at the conclusion that I will have to close my business for the meantime as we don't know when the situation will improve, owing to the covid crisis. I have already sustained the space for 2 months without any income, and won't be able to do so for longer. I duly informed the landlord and told him that I would return him his basement in it's original condition within 2 months time (as that is the notice period) and remove all the temporary fixtures I had installed for my work such as flooring, mirrors, partitions, lights etc.
However, when I told him that, he told me that I would have to pay ALL my dues (rent, electricity bill) and he wouldn't let me remove any of my fixtures and I will have to leave everything there itself. When I asked why he told me that because of these fixtures his floorwork had been ruined. The truth is that no damage has happened to his floorwork and if at all there is I promised to get it fixed before leaving. I invested a sum of Rs. 5L in the renovation of that space. Now he's demanding to keep all of it.
What should I do?
Asked 3 years ago in Property Law