The Delhi high court in Ameet Bhatia and anr v. devyani international ltd held that a landlord cannot refuse to take back possession of leased property from the tenant on the ground that the premises were damaged .
The court relied on the judgement of HS Bedi v. National highway authority of India and further held that the landlord cannot later sue for the recovery of rent for the period after the vacation of the property by the tenant.
In the present case the suit was filed for the recovery of a certain amont of money along with interest against Devyani international ltd (tenant) which runs food outlets such as pizza Hut ,KFC etc in India .
The court however provided part relief to the landlord and held that they were entitled to rent for the period for which the tenant occupied the property .
Written by : Pratik kumar yadav , College :faculty of law,du ,An intern under legal vidhiya