Tenant sues Ranbir Kapoor on being asked to vacate Trump Towers’ flat
Ranbir Kapoor, who leased out his plush apartment in Trump Towers, located in Pune’s Kalyani Nagar, in October 2016, has been sued by the tenant for allegedly not honouring the terms of the rental agreement.
Koregaon Park resident Sheetal Surywanshi, who had moved into the 6,094 square-feet apartment after renting it on leave and license basis, has sought damages and interest for being evicted much before the lock-in period stated in the agreement. The license fee was decided at Rs 4 lakh per month for the first 12 months, and Rs 4.20 lakhs for the next 12. Over and above Suryawanshi paid a deposit of Rs 24 lakh.
The case is on in the Pune civil court, where Suryawanshi has sought damages to the tune of Rs 50.40 lakh and interest of Rs 1.08 lakh stating that her family suffered ‘severe inconvenience and hardships’ due to the sudden eviction. According to her, in August 2017, 11 months after she moved in, she was asked to vacate the flat. She eventually moved out by October-end 2017.
According to the suit filed earlier this year, ‘24-months shall be a lock-in period’ was the arrangement in the agreement signed between the two sides. “In said notice (email), it was falsely informed by the defendant (Ranbir) that he wants to shift into the said premises, and for this reason, plaintiff (Suryawanshi) was asked to vacate the premises in contravention of the terms and conditions of the leave and license agreement,” the suit states. Suryawanshi alleged that she was ‘maliciously deceived’ by RK to vacate despite the lockin period of 24 months. The suit informs that in January 2018, Suryawanshi shot a notice to the actor but did not get any response.