Delhi High Court has allowed a judgement debtor to postpone the vacation of suit property due to the unforeseen circumstances brought about by the COVID19 pandemic.
While granting the relief, the Single Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta took into consideration the medical condition of the applicant/judgment-debtor, as well as the feasibility of shifting to a different accommodation at this point.
The present application was moved to seek an extension of time to vacate the suit property which was undertaken to be vacated by 10th April, 2020
as noted in the order dated 23rd January, 2020.
Senior Advocate Sanjeev Sabharwal, who appeared for the applicant, submitted that given the present situations where the applicants can neither look for another house nor shift there and even the LIC Housing Finance Ltd. cannot go ahead with the recovery, the undertaking given by the applicants should be modified.
He further argued that considering the medical condition of the applicants as also the prevailing
conditions, it will not be feasible for the applicants to vacate the suit property and shift to another accommodation.
While accepting the plea, the court ordered that the applicant/judgment debtor will hand over the vacant peaceful possession of the property to the court by depositing the keys thereof on or before 30th June, 2020.
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