Like most NRIs, Shailesh Bhatia and his wife, settled in London – were convinced that leaving their family bungalow, on the outskirts of Pathankot, on rent would keep the house safe and well maintained. It was easy to decide to rent out the property to a small family of four, a businessman, his wife and two teenage children. Having been away from India for about five years, Shailesh was happy and relieved that he had no worries on this account and things were being taken care of. Things, however, started to take a different turn when Shailesh’s wife Sharda called up the tenants to inform them that they would be needing the house vacated in about nine months for their daughter’s wedding. The Bhatias were planning to come to India and stay there for three months during the wedding time. They had figured it would take them about a month or so to get things sorted out in the house before the wedding.
Much to their astonishment, the tenants expressed total inability to shift at such short notice and in fact were suddenly verbally abusive too. To make matters worse, they stopped paying rent suddenly. Left with no option, Shailesh started frantically searching the internet for any clue on how he could resolve his issues. By sheer luck, in his intensive search, he came across the website of this company and ultimately contacted the London office of NRI Legal Services to help him out in the matter. To begin with, it was a relief for him to know that Rent Laws in India had changed considerably over time in favour of the landlord. He also came to know that the state of Punjab, in particular, had now implemented efficient rent laws with special provisions for NRIs in such cases. These were formulated to especially sort out landlord-tenant disputes.
Efficient coordination between the London office of the company and the India office made sure that Shailesh’s problems were sorted out in the best possible manner. He was spared the trouble of having to visit again and again and his grievance was taken care of by proficient representatives. The Bhatias were, in due course of time, convinced that sorting out landlord-tenant disputes needn’t be a nightmare for anybody.