Visitors: The agreement must contain a clause on who can visit you and when. The Registration Act of 1908 requires the registration of a lease if the tenancy period is more than 11 months. See also: The most important clauses for each lease In some countries where the electronic stamp establishment is available for leases, you do not need to physically purchase stamp paper. You can register on the website of the Holding Company of India (SHCIL) and verify that the state in which you reside offers this establishment. Currently, Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, NCR Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh allow electronic signing of leases. Note here that notarized certified rentals are not identical to registered documents. In the event of a dispute between the landlord and the tenant, the court will not accept a notarized agreement as proof. It is therefore important to register the rental agreement correctly. See also: Compromise clause in leases and how it can help landlords and tenants In order to reduce costs, tenants and landlords sometimes get a verbal agreement on the lease and avoid the execution of a tenancy agreement. At one point, they also document the agreement and set the terms of the lease, but decide not to register the document. This is due to the fact that both parties must pay a registration fee when a lease is entered into and registered. The lessor is also required to declare his rental income as soon as the lease is final. However, entering into a non-registration lease is illegal and could be a risky transaction for both parties, particularly in the event of future litigation.
Under the provisions of the 2019 Standard Rent Bill, landlords cannot apply a pre-fixed rent increase for the entire period for which a tenancy agreement was signed. For example, when the lease expires after 11 months, the lessor cannot increase the monthly rent during that period. It is only at the expiry of this period and the date of registration of the new lease that the lessor is legally entitled to proceed with an increase in the rate that does not generally exceed 10% of the existing amount. In addition, the landlord must give the tenant three months` notice before increasing the rent under the bill. The tenancy agreement should include the name and address of the landlord and tenant, the terms of the tenancy, the duration of the lease, the rent and the amount of the deposit, the restrictions imposed on both parties, the terms of termination of the contract, the terms of renewal and the indication of other costs, such as maintenance costs, repairs, etc.