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I am under occupation of a property as a tenant but the rent is paid by the firm in which I am a partner. Is it not that the partnership firm becomes a tenant under such circumstances? 

- by Yeshpal Sharma, Chickpet

The relationship of landlord and tenant is created by contract. Mere payment of rent by the firm does not necessarily establish relationship of landlord and tenant between the firm and your landlord. You have been found to be the tenant and  the mere fact that a firm is making payment of rent on behalf of you would not make the firm a tenant. 


These are all the legal questions answered by Advocate S.Selvakumar in various magazines, in various occasion including realestate reporter monthly.


Q:- I have leased out my house on a monthly rent of Rs. 2500.  The exact lease period is not set forth and the lease deed is also not registered.  The house was recently constructed and has been leased out just six months back.  Now I need the house for my personal use.  Please advise about the mode of notice to be issued for eviction.

Q:- We are two brothers. Each of us own one site of 30X40 measurements, which are adjacent. All the documents are separate. Even khata’s are separate. But we want to have a common building on both sites with multiple floors. How we have to proceed.

Q:- Recently I have entered into an agreement for purchase of a site measuring 30x40 in layout formed by a co-operative housing society. The site was allotted to the seller by a co-operative housing society. It is learnt that the Karnataka Government had acquired the land and allotted to the society and the layout is approved by the BDA. I was informed that I should become a member of the co-operative housing society. Please advise us as to what are the documents to be obtained. 

We seek your legal guidance on the following?

1. Builders has not provided security cabin at main entrance.
2. No car parking is marked with flat numbers in basement as per agreement.
3. Car parking was allotted on payment
4. No name board of the premises is provided.
5. No flat owners name board is provided
6. Khatha transfer is not done yet (4 years now)
7. Original documents not yet handed over.

Q:- I want to purchase a flat from a promoter. The promoter swears that his title to the property is good; unencumbered, clear, marketable and has produced a title certificate from his advocate. Weather I can rely on title certificate?