Can Right To Information Help Track Tenants Who Fled Without Paying Rent?
RTI filed for tenant's address who vacated without paying rent, but... When a person rents a property to a tenant, an agreement is signed between the two, which states the terms and conditions under which the property is being leased. These property disputes are quite common, and several such cases are brought to court. However, what happens if the tenant vacates the property without paying the due rent to the landlord? The landlord claimed that the tenant, who works as a LIC Star Agent, vacated the property without informing him and did not settle the dues. According to Section 8(1) (j) of the RTI Act, the "information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer or the appellate authority, as the case may be, is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information." Following this, the owner filed a second appeal before the CIC, stating that the information sought was not provided to him, according to the report. Source: NDTV