The owner still believes after leaving the house if he misses rent for a few months before the new tenant comes it's the old tenant's responsibility. It should not be like that. One can move in or move out any time with notice periods & prior intimations.
Also, He took 2 days extra rent while I moved in on the 3rd of April, 2020. I gave a notice period mid of the month, a total of 1.5 months notice, still, he deducted 15 days extra rent while moving out. Total he charged 17 days extra rent from the deposit. I have requested him if can to not deduct unnecessary extra days' rent as I had a huge financial loss, but he kept arguing saying I am not deducting painting changes & all. It was cleared before moving only that for short period no painting charges, only for long term & if painting is required, he will deduct money. But he gave such excuses saying all Banglore owners do this. Also kept giving excuses all Bangalore owners return deposit only when they get new tenant, he will take from them & give to old tenant.
This mentality of people (where owners believe leaving tenant has to get the new tenants so that they don't miss on rents while transition, waiting charges has to be paid, returning deposit only they should do when they get a deposit from new tenants)should be stopped & corrected, so I have added review here. All this nonsense mentality has to be removed from roots in Bangalore owner-tenancy structures. If you take this house any time please be clear about this points with the owner & try to mention in Agreement.
It was 2.5 BHK & guest room which I occupied, but he says it 3 BHK. After moving in you realize it is just a very small room & charged 10K inclusive of all charges is also higher rate for that room. The bathroom is also shared with other rooms, so 10K rent is a completely unreasonable price. I had urgency so I ended up paying 10K for it, but others should be thinking about this too.
Also, 0.5 room's door lock was not proper. when I told him to repair it, he didn't. I had to stay in the hall for 2 days as it was getting locked from outside itself, without any key, if it gets closed by mistake. But as I thought I won't stay there longer I stopped wasting energy to ask him for repair again & again. The room also doesn't have any cupboard locks. Even though room & cupboards are closed it gets tons of dust inside cupboards.
The overall owner seems genuine but while moving out he gave unwanted excuses like all other owners, disappointed. He was comparing his goodness with other owners in Bangalore & excusing. I should tell he gave urban clap cleaning service for sofa & kitchen as he told.
Hard water/tanker water - Huge hair fall problem
I gave 1.5 months notice, I had to vacant after one month - 15 days early, but he argued comparing himself with other Bangalore owners & other rules owners have made & following themselves. He threatened he is gonna lose august month rent or so, all owners give the deposit back when they get from new tenants only, painting charges was not required but still threatened to say I am not deducting any painting charges too as others do, He deducted total 17 days extra rent. At last returned deposit after end of 1 month notice instead of 1.5 months but deducted all half month rent as well.