Distress caused by landlord
This is regarding the distress being caused to me by the family of the landlord of the property I am staying at.
This is seeking a suggestion at this point in time as I am not sure at present that complaining will serve the purpose or not and the evidence I can have will be sufficient enough or not.
Let me brief you about the situation.
I am staying as a tenant on the above mentioned add since 01/02/2012.The landlord is no more. His family is acting as landlord. I have been working as a BPO professional and consultant for 10 years.
The main issue is The family of the landlord particularly his 2 sons use derogatory language for me and call me insane or crazy. I ignored that in the beginning but they have started doing so quite often now. Moreover they invite the people from the neighbourhood or nearby and cook a lot of false story about me. They say to them about me that I am mad because I keep myself completely occupied with my work, take food at 3-4 O'clock in the afternoon and watch TV till 12.30-100 at night and read till 2.30 or 3 am.When I work as a consultant or freelancer I work for 10-12 hours and take care of domestic needs like food etc myself as I am single. 1 month ago I have resigned from the work I was doing for the preparation of some exams. Now they have started bullying me and addressing me in the above mentioned way at least 20 times a day. Even when I am reading something or take turn while sleeping they do the same thing deliberately to disturb me .This is causing a lot of distress to me and effecting my work it is also consuming my time. I have advised them not to do so in a friendly way and also in a strict way but it hasn't effected them.
After I conveyed my points strictly to them couple of times they have aggravated the bullying towards me. Now they have involved other members of the family as well. In fact the lady who got married to the eldest son is leading the team now. Their mother also gets involved some times.
I have the doubt that they including the lady married to eldest son may frame some false charges against me. I have also heard them talking loud that they will kill me/chop me in my sleep. I have the doubt that they arrange the arms as well some time to keep inside their house. I don't know the licensed one or they possess it illegally.
The problem seems to be simple and practically, the best possible way is to vacate the premise and go somewhere else, which I can do. But, what I think is people should be aware about their civic duties. They should know that these kind of activities are not good for any one and for the society as a whole. They cause a lot of distress, killing of working hours and hamper growth. Example should be set in the society so that people should be aware about these.
We should have some concrete structure to deal with such civil and domestic issues as well.
Could you let me know, should I formally lodge a complain regarding the same. I have some idea that using derogatory language or calling someone insane is a crime. If I do so what kind of evidences will be required? I can try to record their behaviour But I am unsure about the witness as I don't interact with people over here. But, investigating it with the same people whom they tell the false story about me may hint or give the indication about their behaviour and stories.
I haven't contacted with any lawyer as yet. Please advise what to do.
Please respond asap.
Let me also enunciate few events that took place during my stay here and also their activities.
1.I was supposed to stay on the 1st(2BHK) floor where I stayed for 1 year approx at the rent of 6500 including electricity. Then I was told by them to move upstairs into the 2 room set without reducing the rent. I agreed on that on humanitarian reason.
2. They take the rent only in the form of cash for which they don't even give the voucher. When I tried to convince them for paying through cheque, they suggested to me to not pay into the account of land lady but into the account of Sunil as the lady account will be under the scanner. I agreed in doing that.
3. They were not agreeing on making the rent agreement in the beginning itself, but I convinced them somehow. Then they didn't renew it after 11 months.
4.Their reason for telling me to move upstairs was that they didn't have enough space to keep the items Sunil got may be in the form of Dowry(not sure) on his marriage.
5, Sunil doesn't regularly go to the office but claims that he is PSU employee.
In the meantime, or till the time we reach to any decision my safety and security might be a concern. In case, any charges are framed against me please review and do investigate on the basis of the situation mentioned above.
In case, any harm is caused to me my landlord at present Sukhmayi Devi (Wife of Late Prem singh solanki), Sunil solanki & his wife and sandeep solanki will be reponsible for the harm.
Please respond, how to take it further.
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Asked 5 years ago in Civil Law from New Delhi, Delhi
Thanks a lot for the advice!
As an aware citizen, can i raise the following issues -
1. They only receive the rent in the form of the cash and don't show their income generated from renting their properties.They evade tax payments.
2. They try to avoid making the rent agreement.
3. Despite being the employee of a PSU Sunil goes the the office only once or twice in a week.
3. It seems that they have taken a hefty dowry for the marriage which happened recently.
4. Can I raise the doubt that they possess arms or sometimes borrow the arms from some one?
5. Can the comments of the same individual (positive or negative - as I don't interact with those people they may say the same thing that were told to them or the distorted one) be utilized as proofs to whom they bad mouthed about me for defamation.
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Asked 5 years ago
Thanks a lot for the adv!ce Ashish and Ajay ! I have decided to vacate the place now which I would like to do in next 2-3 days as a lot of working hours are being wasted.
As mentioned earlier, I was able to convince them some how 2 months ago to take the payment through cheque/.on line transfer/direct debit. They agreed but advised to issue the cheque on the name of Sunil( who has got 2 names) sunil and sunil solanki). So I have the proof of payment of last 2 months. In addition the rent agreement copy that was signed more than 2 and half years ago but was not renewed after that.
I don,t want to waste time any further so I have decided to move, at the same time I think it is my duty to make them realize that what kind of mistakes they have been committing. I already tried forgiveness/ignore/negotiation/strictly responding to take the legal action, but those were of no use.
Can I file the defamation case against them for making the derogatory remarks? What will be probability of proving it on the basis of audio recording and the comments of the individuals to whom they have badmouthed about me? and what may be the outcomes?
Can't a third person/party raise the concern regarding the issues like dowry and tax evasion etc?
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Asked 5 years ago