Sons Cannot Stay In Their Parents’ Self-Acquired Home If The Latter Does Not Allow

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7:12 pm 29 Nov, 2016

The Delhi High Court, in a landmark judgement, has stated that sons have no right to live in the house of their parents.

According to reports, the High Court ruled that whether or not a son is married, he cannot claim the right to live in a house self-acquired by his parents.

Such a son resides at the “mercy” of the parents and the latter is not responsible to let the former stay forever.




“Where the house is self-acquired by the parents, son whether married or unmarried, has no legal right to live in that house and he can live in that house only at the mercy of his parents up to the time the parents allow,” Justice Pratibha Rani said in an order.

The court said that the parents do not have to bear the “burden” of the son “throughout his life”.

The Delhi High Court gave this ruling on a suit filed by a man against whom a trial court had passed a similar order. The trial court had favoured the parents in the case filed by the parents seeking the ouster of their son and his wife from their home accusing them of making “life hell” for the senior citizens.

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