Based on the judgement given by the Delhi HC, a son irrespective of his marital status has no legal right to live in his parent’s self acclaimed house and can only live on the mercy of his parents. Indirectly every son is a tenant living under the mercy of his parents.
“Merely because the parents have allowed him to live in the house so long as his relations with the parents were cordial does not mean that the parents have to bear his burden throughout his life,” the court said.
“Where the house is self-acquired house of 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.
However, the trial court had passed the decree in favour of the parents after which one of the sons, along with his wife, had moved the high court.
In the order, Justice Rani noted that the son and his wife were unable to prove that they were the co-owners of the property, while his parents have established their contention on the basis of documentary evidence..