Son Don’t Have Right in Parents House: HC

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In a landmark judgement, Delhi High Court ruled that, a son cannot claim a right to live in the self-acquired house of his parents and can do so only at their mercy.

According to Delhi High Court, merely because the parents have allowed him to live in the house when their relations were cordial does not mean they have to bear his burden throughout life.

Where the house is self-acquired, the son whether married or unmarried, has no legal right to live there, said Justice Pratibha Rani.

The High Court was hearing an appeal against a lower court’s order asking a man and his wife to vacate the first floor of his parents’ property in west Delhi.

The younger son of a west Delhi senior citizen, the appellant had obtained an ad-interim injunction against being dispossessed of the property during the pendency of the case before the High Court.

The elderly man told the court that out of love and affection, he and his wife allowed his son and his wife to live on the first floor of their house, while the elder son and his wife were on the second floor.

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