Under our deceased mother's will, my brother and I jointly inherited a plot. However, my brother is treating the entire front portion of this plot as his whereas we both should have equal share in the front as well as rear portion of the plot. How should I proceed?
—M Malik It is not clear whether the Will of your deceased mother specifically describes which portion of the plot stands to be inherited by each of her sons. Presuming that the will has been duly executed and witnessed as required under law, it seems that the will does not specify which son inherits exactly which portion of the plot, and that you and your brother have inherited joint and undivided interest in this property. In such an event, neither you nor your brother can clearly demarcate which portion of the plot belongs to whom, unless both of you partition the property with metes and bounds, ie physical demarcation. If unable to arrive at a mutual settlement, you may file a suit for partition of the property for identification and demarcation of your portion in the property. However, if the will clearly specifies which son inherits which portion of the plot, the inheritance shall be in accordance with the terms of her will. I had rented a flat and deposited a hefty security deposit with the lessor. Despite numerous requests, the lessor has not yet refunded the security peposit. Can I withhold possession of the premises until I receive the refund?
—Tarik Ahmed You are required to hand over possession of the premises to the lessor as per terms of the lease deed. You may file a suit for recovery for the amounts due to be refunded to you, along with interest, if any. In Delhi, how many dwelling units can one construct on a residential plot having area of approximately 500 square metres?
—Shyam Rawat As per building control norms in Master Plan of Delhi 2021 with respect to residential plots admeasuring 250-700 square metres of area, maximum number of dwelling units permissible is six, maximum ground coverage is 75% of total plot area and maximum permissible Floor Area Ratio is 225.