Delhi High Court has said that a son, irrespective of his marital status, does not have the legal right to live in the self-acquired house of his parents. The court added that just because parents allow the son to live in their house does not mean they are bound to bear his “burden” throughout his life.
The court gave the order while dismissing an appeal by a man and his wife challenging the order of a trial court that had passed a decree in favour of his parents, who had filed a suit seeking a direction to their son and daughter-in-law to vacate the floors in their possession. The parents informed the lower court that both their sons and daughters-in-law made their “life hell”.
The trial court had ruled in favour of the parents, after which one of the sons, along with his wife, moved the High Court.
Justice Rani noted that the son and his wife could not verify that they were the co-owners of the property while the parents had established their contention on the basis of documentary evidence.
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