You cannot sublet your rented premises to anyone, unless you have the express consent of the landlord. If you do sublet without taking the permission of your landlord, you may be evicted.

Eviction from rented property

Last updated on Jun 7, 2022

Read below to know the conditions for eviction from the rented property.

Lease Agreement/Rent Agreement

If you have a lease agreement, only you or anyone you give permission to has the right to live in the rented property. However, there are certain circumstances where the landlord can evict you from the house. To do so, the landlord must make an application to an authority under this law called the Rent Controller, to evict you.

Some of the reasons for which a landlord can apply to evict you if you have a rent/lease agreement are mentioned below:

  • You have not paid rent for two months after receiving a demand notice from the landlord.
  • You have sublet the house, either in part or full, to someone else without the consent of the landlord.
  • You have used the house for a purpose other than that for which you rented it, and in this process caused public nuisance, damage to the premises, or harmed the interest of the landlord.
  • Neither you nor your family members have been living in the house for 6 months or more. (If you have rented a house for residential purpose and are using it for commercial purposes, then it will be counted as not living in the house)
  • You have caused substantial damage to the house.
  • The landlord wants to repair, rebuild or reconstruct his property, but cannot do it with tenants living there.
  • The house has become unsafe for human habitation and the landlord must carry out the repairs.

It is important to note that the reasons for eviction may differ from state to state. But largely the principles of eviction stay the same. The landlord must have a reasonable ground within the bounds of the law to evict you. If you feel that you have been unjustly evicted by your landlord, please contact a lawyer for further help.

Leave and License Agreement

A leave and license agreement will have a provision for the licensor (person giving out the property) to give a one month notice to get the licensee (person staying in the property) to leave their property. There are no other protections available under the law for this type of agreement unless explicitly mentioned in the contract.

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