Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in India

I have a tenant living on rent in my property. Last night his son died due to electric shock. Even though,we have good owner and tenant relations, they might prefer to go into sue me for this. I feel very sorry for the incident happened. I'm even thinking of giving him some kind of benefit or relaxation.

But, Am I held responsible for what happened ? If they file a case, Does the case stands ? What precautions do I take ?

Asked on 9/08/13, 11:56 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

you are not responsible for that, coz maintenance is the responsibility of tenant only.


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Answered on 9/09/13, 2:28 am

KarVai Legal Solutions Rajiv Gupta 9811284735 Ch.No: 359, Western Wing, Tis Hazari, Delhi

it is to be seen whether you were negligent in getting the electricity wiring and fitting installed at the tenanted premises.

Thanks and Regards

Adv. Rajiv

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Answered on 9/09/13, 8:30 am
Fca Prashant Chavan Expert Edge LLP


Dear Sir / Madam,

NO. You are in no way involved with the accidental death of the Licensee's son in your flat. You should only ensure that a Police complaint has been lodged reporting the incident in the local Police station for the Police to prepare their panchanama report stating that it was death due to accident.


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Answered on 9/09/13, 9:36 am

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