|Tenant told to vacate premises|
Landlord sought the rented place for married daughter and son-in-law
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed a tenant here to hand over his rented place to the landlord to accommodate his family and arrange space for his personal work at AGCR Enclave in East Delhi.
Setting aside an order by an Additional Rent Controller who had dismissed a petition by the landlord, Subhash Chander Gupta, Justice S. N. Dhingra held that the landlord had proved his requirement for more accommodation.
The landlord had sought the rented portion of his house for his newly married daughter and son-in-law and to hold yoga and reiki classes.
The Additional Rent Controller had dismissed the landlord’s petition, holding that his daughter need not stay with her ailing parents to take care of them as she could do this by staying in her matrimonial home which was just 3 km away from her parental house.
The Rent Controller had also observed that it was customary for daughters to stay with their in-laws. She had further observed that if there was a deviation from the custom it became necessary for the petitioner to prove the same.
Since the landlord’s daughter and son-in-law were able to maintain themselves because of their being employed, they were not dependent upon the petitioner for residence, the Rent Controller had said dismissing the petition.
Mr. Justice Dhingra dismissed her reasoning saying that it was not within her jurisdiction to see what was customary and what was not.
“There is no custom which prevents a married daughter from living with her parents”, Mr. Justice Dhingra observed.
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