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Abusive adult children can be now evicted by the parents from their house, ensuring a normal life for the elderly

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New Delhi, Mar 19, 2017: The Delhi High Court ruled that adult children abusing their parents can be evicted from the house if they do so while staying with them in their property.

In the ruling, Justice Manmohan specified that the house doesn’t necessarily need to be self-acquired or owned by the parents, mentioned PTI report.

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The court said,” As long as the parents have legal possession of the property, they can evict their abusive children,” maintaining the fact that the “courts have always acknowledged the rights of senior citizens or parents to live peacefully and with dignity.”

In 2007, a law gave State Governments the power to draft rules to  protect the life and property of senior citizens. This rule is a major amendment to the same.

The court came to the  verdict after hearing an appeal filed by a former alcoholic policeman and his brother, challenging an order of the Maintenance Tribunal given in 2015, to evict the two from the residence where their old and ailing parents lived.

The brothers had contended that the tribunal had exceeded its jurisdiction in passing the eviction order as there was no claim for maintenance and the relief was granted only on the allegations of physical assault, maltreatment, harassment and forceful ouster of their parents from the property.

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The alcoholic’s services were terminated from the Delhi Police. He said that even in a case of parental abuse, an eviction order could not be passed as per the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007.

Interpreting the provisions of the Act, the court said,”senior citizens’ maintenance tribunal can issue eviction order to ensure that senior citizens live peacefully in their house without being forced to accommodate a son who physically assaults and mentally harasses them or threatens to dispossess them”.

The court passed a 51-page long judgement, noting that the directions to evict the adult children from the house were necessary in certain cases like the one being considered, in order to ensure a normal life for senior citizens.

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The court found that the Delhi government’s rules allowed a senior citizen to complain to district authorities to evict abusive children only from a self-acquired property, despite the fact that the Act makes no such distinction and gives protection to parents even in a rented accommodation.

The court, consequently, directed the Delhi government to amend its rules and formulate an action plan to protect the life and property of senior citizens.

The court stated “the Act, 2007, amongst other remedies, provides for eviction of adult children in cases of parental abuse, like in the present case,” and asked the SDM concerned and SHO, police station Civil lines, to ensure that the sons were evicted from the house immediately.

-Prepared by Nikita Saraf, Twitter: @niki_saraf

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The Roles of Property Managers and Its Hiring Advantages

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Property management is a growing industry, especially in the United States. Many Americans have turned to industry professionals to get the most out of their properties.

The industry has been steadily increasing over the years. According to the latest report by IBIS Wolrd, the industry has an annual growth rate of 0.8 percent in the US, from 2014 until 2019. In terms of total revenue, it has recorded $76 billion in 2019 alone. In addition, the industry has generated a total of 844,307 jobs.

Property management involves both residential and non-residential real property assets. The growth could be attributed to the cost reduction in the part of the owners if they would outsource the management of their properties.

The Most Common Roles of Property Managers

 

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  • Promotion and Advertisement for Properties. As property managers, they have the responsibility of advertising the properties to get tenants. The Northern Virginia Property Management offices, for instance, will make it known to the public that specific real property assets are for rent or lease at a given rate.
  • Management of Tenants. Property managers are responsible not just in finding tenants but handling their concerns, as well. In looking for potential tenants, they will screen them accordingly, making sure that they check their criminal background and credit history. In the meantime, they will also ensure that the tenants are comfortable in the spaces or properties they are renting or leasing. The property managers will hear out their comments and requests. Apart from these things, they are also in charge of evaluating lease contracts and managing evictions.
  • Management of Rent. Property managers oversee the management of rent.  It means that Northern Virginia Property Management professionals, for example, are responsible for setting and adjusting the rental rates. Likewise, they are in charge of collecting rent from the tenants.
  • Enforcement of Policies. Landlords draft occupancy policies when making properties available for rent. As property managers, they must check if the tenants are abiding by the rules. If not, they will deal with the violators accordingly.

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  • Management of Budget and Records. Property managers are provided with a specific budget for the management of properties. They will use the budget in operating the properties while making sure that every expense is adequately recorded.

The roles of these managers are vital in keeping the properties profitable.

When the owners decide to hire property managers, they can expect to experience the following advantages:

  • Getting more responsible tenants. With the screening process property managers are adopting, landlords have a higher chance of getting reliable and quality tenants. These are the ones who pay their rent on time and cause fewer problems for the owners.
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  • Optimizing rental rate and maximizing revenue. As professionals, property managers have all the necessary knowledge and skills on how to maximize the prices for renting or leasing properties. As a result, the owners can maximize their revenue.
  • Convenience due to confidence. Having professional property managers brings forth comfort for the landlords. They can enjoy more time for themselves because they are confident that their properties are managed well.

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For more questions on how an arrangement with property managers works, owners can keep in touch with a reliable property management office near them.