To own a property is not the end of the story. Protecting it in all possible ways comes as part of the responsibility of being an owner. We are so frequently approached by people who have problems because of their property being illegally occupied by relatives or friends or even strangers. Jatinder Singh from Gondyala Village, District Moga in Punjab had to face this problem on two fronts one, for a plot in the name of his father which was transferred in his name after his father passed away. The second, in the name of his wife this was jointly owned by his wife and his father.
These plots got illegally occupied in the 1990s. Jatinder was based in New Jersey from the early 1980s and got this information about the plots from his relatives. The first plot was occupied by the seller himself, Balbir Singh. Not only had the seller stationed himself there, he also later on started some construction work in 2011 when the client last visited. The second plot was occupied by a Hotel group in that area. The Hotel authorities got a swimming pool constructed in that area and refused to have it removed from there. In fact they had been making plans of expanding and building yet another set up next to the pool.
The client naturally approached us and because our property eviction lawyers told him that there was little he could do sitting miles away. Plus, he saw a major hindrance in travelling to India back and forth again and again. There really was no way for either him or his wife to keep frequently travelling to India to sort out these matters. Hence his only plea was to help him get the land free with the help of company's top property eviction lawyers without him having to go through much trouble. That is quite normal as a request from an NRI since the major nightmare for them is to have to travel to India. It was a pleasant journey for him to discover that he could be at a distance yet be connected to things happening on the legal front back home.
There would be regular updates to brief him about the case. To keep him updated as to what all is happening in his matter, these updates are directly obtained from our top property eviction lawyers working on this. Skype calls and messages added to his convenience. In addition, he had the liberty of requesting video calls with all senior lawyers. The legal team made sure he had regular e mails updating him about the various stages of the case. In that entire time period not even once did he have to worry about the briefing required. He later mentioned that it was the sheer comfort of being given the assurance that his matters would be taken care of without his having to come to India, which made so much of a difference to him and his family.
In time, with due diligence, organised paperwork, dedicated pursuance of the case the NRI Legal team was able to get the illegal occupants evicted and get the property properly registered in Jatinder's name.
Illegal possession of Property is a bane that haunts many an NRI. Timely action can help solve this issue plus proper guidance. If the property truly belong to you, one should never leave one's right and should fight and carry on the process of property eviction since it's very important to free your property from illegal occupants. The possession and ownership should both be in your hands.