My late father owns a flat in Hyderabad which has been dwelled by a tenant since 2018. No rent agreement has been taken. Tenant has not paid rent since Sep'19 and is not responding to the calls. Instead he is lately responding to WhatsApp msgs. assuring a target date of clearing the dues. Countless dates have been given but not a single rupee was paid. He is not staying in flat since then but his house hold goods are lying in. He has been expressing multiple reasons and helpless situations. One month back, i came to Hyderabad and after continuously following up he came Hyderabad assuring of paying the outstanding amount and vacate the flat but humbly handedover the flat key again assuring of another date of clearing the dues. I started staying in the flat among his household goods without bringing mine and my family here. Since 5th Nov 2020, the day of handing over of key, he and his wife have been assuring multiple dates but still not cleared the dues. Finally when i expressed of compelling myself to police station, he made his parents to come in line. His parents have clearly expressed their difficulty and told that they cannot pay anything now. He then assuring that he may clear my dues and vacate the flat in 5months ie., by Apr 2021. I can't wait till then as i have shift my goods and family to my flat. Hence, i told the tenant to come to pack his goods and keep them in one room and after he clears the dues as assured he can take away them. Till then his goods will be in my custody.
I told him to give 3 blank cheques and an assurance letter when he comes, tomorrow.
Kindly let me know whether it would help or please advice how to proceed.
Thanks in advance for your valuable advices.
Asked 11 months ago in Property Law