ADDISSERY RAGHAVAN Vs. CHERUVALATH KRISHNADASAN
LAWS(SC)-2020-6-7
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on June 08,2020

Addissery Raghavan Appellant
VERSUS
Cheruvalath Krishnadasan Respondents


Referred Judgements :-

V.M. MOHAN V. PRABHA RAJAN DWARKA [REFERRED TO]
HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LTD. V. DILBAHAR SINGH [REFERRED TO]
MOTI RAM VS. SURAJ BHAN [REFERRED TO]
DATTONPANT GOPALVARAO DEVAKATE VS. VITHALRAO MARUTHIRAO JANAGAVAL [REFERRED TO]
RAM DASS VS. ISHWAR CHANDER [REFERRED TO]
RUKMINI AMMA SARADAMMA VS. KALLYANI SULOCHANA [REFERRED TO]
UBAIBA VS. DAMODARAN [REFERRED TO]
RAMDOSS VS. K THANGAVELU [REFERRED TO]
BADRINARAYAN CHUNILAL BHUTADA VS. GOVINDRAM RAMGOPAL MUNDADA [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

R.F.NARIMAN,J. - (1.)Leave granted.
(2.)In the present case, the appellant is the tenant of two shop rooms ­ one on the ground floor and the other on the first floor, each admeasuring 60 square feet. The tenant is doing textile business in the room situated on the ground floor, using the first floor as a godown. The ground floor room was let to the tenant on 10.10.1991 at a monthly rent of Rs.300/- which was later enhanced to Rs.800/-. The first floor room was let to the tenant on 10.07.1998 at a monthly rent of Rs.250/- which was later enhanced to Rs.317/-.
(3.)The respondent-landlord filed eviction petitions being RCP No. 175/2013 as well as RCP No.176/2013 on 11.10.2013 in respect of the two rooms in question. The said petitions were filed on three grounds, namely, arrears of rent, bonafide requirement for additional accommodation for the landlord's business, and material damage to the premises, under Sections 11(2)(b), 11(8) and 11(4)(ii), respectively, of the Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control) Act, 1965 ["Kerala Rent Control Act"].
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